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A Lesson in Martial Arts


Dress like a samurai and learn to wield your sword like one of the warriors of ancient Japan


The Japan Tate-do Association Yotsubashi Dojo in the heart of Osaka City offers lessons in the traditional styles of sword fighting like an actor in a samurai film.

Tate is the art of theatrical sword-fighting that is used by movie and stage actors. “Do” refers to a traditional set of moral principles followed by practitioners of various Japanese arts. Participants choose from a wide variety of outfits, learn proper etiquette, and engage in martial arts training. 

Finally, the “newly trained samurai” take part in a theatrical swordfight with enemies played by professional actors, to a realistic background of sound effects. Highly qualified instructors ensure that the exciting reenactment takes place safely, while giving participants the thrill of an actual battle. 

Visitors to the Tate-do training area can also enjoy watching expert “samurai” face off in an epic sword fighting show or try knife-throwing like a ninja.



Access: From Shin-Osaka Station take the Midosuji Line to Shinsaibashi Station (15 min.).



Japan Tate-do Association Yotsubashi Dojo


3rd Floor, Imai Bldg., 1-1-27 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu


approx. 180 min. or more




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