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Private Sword Fighting Lesson from a Celebrity Sensei (up to 6 people)
Your teacher is ISAO MACHII, a worldwide celebrity who appeared on History Channel, Discovery channel, dozens of documentaries, and TV programs both in Japan and outside of Japan. As cited on Wikipedia he holds several Guinness Records “including “Most martial arts katana cuts to one mat (suegiri)”, “Fastest 1,000 martial arts sword cuts”, “Most sword cuts to straw mats in three minutes”, and “Fastest tennis ball (820 km/h) cut by sword”. He will teach you the sword fighting skills in addition to Aikido moves that help you become better at martial arts. You have a chance of taking a picture with him after the lesson.
18:00 Arrival at the museum (We are located in downtown Kyoto; walking distance from Gion and Nishiki Market)
18:00 Taking a history tour (optional, included in the reservation fee)
18:30 Ninja experience and armor trial (optional, included in the reservation fee)
18:45 Putting on the traditional samurai outfit
19:00 Private 1-hour Lesson with Machii sensei
20:00 Picture taking and finish
PS: Machii sensei will teach you basic sword techniques by using a bokuto (wooden katana), and also some aikido moves. Since this is a private lesson, you can kindly request if there are specific techniques you’d like to practice. Machii-sensei speaks limited English, there will be an interpreter to make sure everything goes smoothly.
IncludedA hands on lesson about the basics of iaido. I aido is a form of martial arts that increases self-awareness and teaches the techniques of responding to a sudden attack by a swordA free tour of Samurai and Ninja Museum of Japan KyotoWearing a hakama or kimonoWearing a samurai outfit and samurai helmet (included in your ticket price)Posing with swords in front of a studio or samura-themed backgroundsNinja star throw and blow gun experience
Not IncludedTransportation to/from attractions
Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum"Kyoto samurai & ninja museum. Kyoto's best rated samurai, ninja, martial arts and history museum. Our samurai souvenir gift shop also has swords, katana, tabi socks, tabi shoes. A samurai village and samurai house feeling including a ninja dojo inside the museum. The ninja park for kids and a separate kimono tea ceremony room for families also available. Samurai and Kyoto have always been associated throughout history. From the early Heian period to the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate the samurai and ninja always roamed the streets of Kyoto. Now they are back! Japan's largest experience based museum dedicated to the glorious history of brave samurai warriors, everlasting ninja fighters and the martial arts. Located in the heart of Kyoto.
Address: Teramachi Utanokoji building 2F, 292, Higashidaimonjicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 〒604-8043 google map
After booking online you will get your voucher instantly via email! Frequently Asked Questions FAQ 1- Is there a samurai show every day and every hour? Yes we continuously have samurai shows all the time. If sensei is not there, you are given voucher to come watch the samurai show on another day. 2- Is there are samurai gift shop in the museum? Yes, we have many samurai and ninja goods for sale. 3- Do you sell real or replica swords? Yes we sell both new and antique swords. We also ship them overseas for a small fee if you ask. 4- Do I need a reservation? We accept walk ins but it is cheaper to buy tickets online. Additionally, if you are visiting as a group, we can serve you better when we know what time you'll show up.