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