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 both the 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



        Junior (11-15yrs) Shinkendo classes 
        Practice the prime martial art of the ancient Samurai warriors; Japanese Swordsmanship. 

        Alongside physical training you will also learn about the Samurai’s philosophies and attitude, and how they mentally prepared themselves to be strong in battle.

        Team work, respect and discipline are already an integral part of our Dojo, and we look forward to adding new members to our international community.

        Free Trial Classes
        Shinkuban offers workshops in aikido and shinkendo on Saturday September 24th.
        You can sign up via dojo@shinbukan.nl

        This event is part of the 24H Zuid programme 

        September Aikido Beginners Course 
        This course starts from learning the basics, building up to a variety of techniques. 

        Training in Aikido improves your strength and self-confidence. Classes are energetic, challenging and fun.

        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


        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
        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).

        Shinbukan Amsterdam 2016 Shokai

        Contact information:
        Shinbukan Dojo Amsterdam