Welcome to Shinbukan Amsterdam

The Shinbukan Dojo Amsterdam offers classes in the samurai arts shinkendo (swordsmanship), aikido (unarmed) and bojutsu (long staff). Students can choose to train in one or all three arts, based on traditional and practical techniques that you can directly integrate in and apply to all areas of your life. 
      The school is a community where members:
        • Develop martial arts techniques and strategies
        • Learn self-defense
        • Improve calmness, confidence and awareness
        • Train for a strong, supple and healthy body
        • Learn about Japanese culture and philosophy
        • Enjoy training with a group of like-minded people


          STARTING SOON! 
          September Aikido Beginners Course 

          This course starts from learning the basics building up to a couple of techniques. 
          Training in Aikido improves your strength and self-confidence. Classes are energetic, challenging and pleasant. 

          Aikido is non-competitive and about self-improvement and self-defence, 
          leading towards a healthy life.

          Join the Aikido introduction course by sending an email to dojo@shinbukan.nl

          Last aikido seminar with Joe Thambu-shihan July 2016 
          Find more pictures here. Looking forward to next time. Osu!

          Kids Ki-Ai Club, March 2016

          Tameshigiri session, February 2016
          These tatami-omote test-cutting sessions are held regularly as part of the Shinkendo training. For students with approximate 1,5 years regular training and more.

          Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship and Aikibujutsu Shokai Video
          This 2010 video featuring Obata-sensei and the Honbu (World Headquarters) Dojo 
          in Los Angeles, USA. An overview of the facets of Shinkendo solo, paired, and live-bladed sword techniques, Aikido throws, arresting and tanto techniques, and Bojutsu (long staff).

          Contact information:
          Shinbukan Dojo Amsterdam