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Real Japanese Fencing (Kendo) in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Experience hosted by Jun

2 hours
Includes food, tickets, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

In my program, you can experience real Samurai Kendo (Japanese fencing).
I mean, it's not for the tourists, but the for the real Samurai Kendo beginners.

First, you please change into the "clothing" for the Kendo martial arts.
We will move to training hall, and put on some more "Kendo arms" to protect your body.

You will join my usual lesson with my local Kendo swordsman.
Of course, I will guide you as a beginner.

Now I will teach you how you shall move your body step by step.
Here, you please have "basic training" for about 30 minutes.

Then you will join to my disciple and deal with "warm up training".
At this stage, you may sweat lightly.

At the next step, you please try to learn how to hit really, blow by blow, and combination blow.

At last, you can put on "Kendo face protector".
Usually in Japan, for putting on this, it takes over months training, but here you can.

Now you may feel like you are real Kendo swordsman.
You come to another world, you can hear your breathing, now you may make up your mind naturally, "Kill or Die".

This is what I would like you experience.
Let's battle with me.

After this experience, I hope you start to treat your life and other's life carefully, and you start to think to enjoy your life in real meaning.
Now congratulations. you can be the real Samurai.
Other things to note
1. Please tell me your gender, height, waist size, to prepare wears and protectors, when you made reservation.
2. This is real Japanese Fencing (Kendo) experience. It's not fake nor mockery.
3. I don't speak English well. I will teach you with gestures.
In my program, you can experience real Samurai Kendo (Japanese fencing).
I mean, it's not for the tourists, but the for the real Samurai Kendo beginners.

First, you please change into the "clothing" for the Kendo martial arts.
We will move to training hall, and put on some more "Kendo arms" to protect your body.

You will join my usual lesson with my local Kendo swordsman.
Of course, I will guide you as a begi…

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What's included

  • Food
    Hydration(cups of water) during experience.
  • Tickets
    Venue fee to use Kendo training hall.
  • Equipment
    Kendo(Japanese fencing) clothing and armors.
From $144
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jun

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Jun, a host of receiving over 500 guests, with excellent reviews, and the head of "wasabi project".
Our mission is deliver top quality of Japanese experiences to you.
We have welcomed totally over 2,000 guests, including through other websites.
https://www.airbnb.jp/users/show/186346301


Host: (Mr.) Hisao
I have been training real Kendo(Japanese fencing) for over 40 years.
I got the master of Kendo instructor in 7th grade.

Usually, I teach Kendo for Japanese local Kendo swordsman.
And plus, I have operated "guest house" for the foreign traveler.
Then, I have welcomed hundreds of guest who tried Kendo.

Honestly, I speak English very little, but I have welcomed and guided hundreds of guests.
In my lesson, you can experience real Japanese Fencing (Kendo).
I'm Jun, a host of receiving over 500 guests, with excellent reviews, and the head of "wasabi project".
Our mission is deliver top quality of Japanese experiences to you.
We have welcomed totally over 2,000 guests, including through other websites.
https://www.airbnb.jp/users/show/186346301


Host: (Mr.) Hisao
I have been training real Kendo(Japanese fencing) for over 40 years.
I got the master of Kendo instructor in 7th grade.

Usually, I teach…
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Where you'll be

Please come to my Kendo training center.
It's located at the second floor.
Please enter the gate and come upstairs, and push the bell.
Valentina
January 2020
Jun offers a real Kendo lesson. I gave it as a surprise for my boyfriend who already practices other martial arts and he was enthusiastic. It was a private kendo lesson with the teacher but at the same time other teacher pupils that were already advanced were practicing next to you and this created a special atmosphere that it was a real lesson and not a fake one just for tourists. He speaks a bit of English but it was easy to understand overall. I really recommend this experience if you are looking for a real Kendo lesson and you are already in a good exercise.
Jun offers a real Kendo lesson. I gave it as a surprise for my boyfriend who already practices other martial arts and he was enthusiastic. It was a private kendo lesson with the te…
Ben
November 2019
This was such a great experience. I felt humbled to have been able to step into their kendo training session and work with a really wonderful teacher. Yes, it is true that very little English is spoken, but to be honest it absolutely doesn’t matter and truly adds to the immersive sensation.
This was such a great experience. I felt humbled to have been able to step into their kendo training session and work with a really wonderful teacher. Yes, it is true that very l…
Fernando
October 2019
Amazing unique and local experience! Be ready for an intense session with a unique and genuine host. Loved every second of it and it made our trip to Japan special. Thank you for showing your culture!
Stacey
October 2019
Wow! This was terrific! It was such a real experience. Although the instructor didn’t speak much English, he knew how to communicate with gestures and some words. I have always respected instructors and students of any martial art or sport, but I have a much deeper respect and understanding for Kendo. I am amazed at how the students are able to combat in all that gear! Jun and his assistant were excellent with responding right away to my texts. Overall this was a great experience and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to experience this!
Wow! This was terrific! It was such a real experience. Although the instructor didn’t speak much English, he knew how to communicate with gestures and some words. I have always res…
Sebastian
July 2019
This was my second time trying kendo and it truly felt like a once in a lifetime experience. It was really exciting practicing alongside experienced kendo practitioners. Everyone was attentive and caring, I got a few tips from a dojo member besides all the help I got from the instructor, who was kind enough to bandage all 3 blisters I got from training. I had a blast, I would recommend the experience to anyone interested in kendo and I'm hoping to come back sometime in the future.
This was my second time trying kendo and it truly felt like a once in a lifetime experience. It was really exciting practicing alongside experienced kendo practitioners. Everyone…
Sia
July 2019
This is the experience you should book, it's the only Authentic one. I would give it 10 stars if I could. As a life long martial artist I know a real dojo when I see one. I had the honour of being trained by a real 7th dan Master (this takes a life time). The samurai spirit is not popculture. Sadly on other airbnb experiences it's being sold as one. I have done jiu-jitsu all my life so I know a little bit about the samurai spirit. Kendo and jiujtisu are just sports, but carry just a little bit of bushido. This is something sacret and should be respected. This experience is Authentic and has the true spirit. I am a little fat and out of shape so it was a real workout for me. Take is seriouse be respectful and expect a real workout. Jun is a perfect host, highly educated and very patient and polite, I am an experienced world traveler but this experience is number 1. It was an honour, I am very greatful!!
This is the experience you should book, it's the only Authentic one. I would give it 10 stars if I could. As a life long martial artist I know a real dojo when I see one. I had t…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

You please put on T-shirt and short pants/leggings (it's very warm after you put on armor)

Change of wears, and towel (After experience, you may have sweat a lot)