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Be a Samurai! 3 day sword course with SAMURAI Dojo KENGIDO
Type: 3 day Samurai Sword Course (HYPER JAPAN 2021)
Course Dates: 1st, 15th and 29th August 2021 ( all on Sundays)
Time: 11:30-12:30 (BST)
Instructor’s profile: Tetsuro Shimaguchi - SAMURAI Dojo KENGIDO
Online tool: ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)
£50 – with an early bird discount ( until 5pm on 11th July)
£60 – after 5pm on 11th July
To join the event please register before 17:00 (BST) on 31st July 2021, Saturday
Suitable For: Beginners of any age. We take age 3 years old upwards in our dojo. ( under 8 may need parents supervision.)
What to prepare: A wooden Bokken Sword or you could roll your newspapers to make a sword on your own. Please see details for the webpage.
About the instructor – KAMUI Samurai Artist Tetsuro Yamaguchi;
Tetsuro Shimaguchi was born in Saitama prefecture, Japan, and graduated from Nihon University College of Arts. He is a “Samurai Artist” pursuing a style of beauty in forms, acting, and martial arts combined together.
After gaining several years of experience in theatrical activities such as kabuki, he formed a samurai sword performance group ,”Kengishu KAMUI”, of which he has been serving as a leader.
One of his early achievements outside of Japan was to perform “MIKI” of the Crazy 88’s as well as directing the choreography in “KILL BILL Vol.1”, a Hollywood film by Quentin Tarantino.
KAMUI has been acclaimed for his performances around the world since.
In 2012, he established his original samurai dojo, “KENGIDO” which has been expanding in countries outside of Japan such as Italy, Poland, the U.S. and Republic of Lithuania. His passion for pursuit of “SAMURAI” as Japanese culture only gets stronger and he has been putting his heart and soul to promote Samurai culture actively both inside and outside of Japan.
He is the first Japanese artist to receive the Consonance award in Florence, Italy in October 2018.
In October 2019, he was appointed as a tourism ambassador for Aizuwakamatsu City and Fukushima Prefecture.