Welcome to the KiKenTai dojo.... a traditional Japanese martial arts school
offering instruction in authentic samurai arts, including Shinkendo and
Toyama-Ryu (swordsmanship), Aikibujutsu (aikido) and Bojutsu (6' staff).

Ki Ken Tai is an officially licensed Shibu (branch)  of the International
Shinkendo Federation, Kokusai Toyama Ryu Renmei, and Aikibujutsu Tanren Kenkyukai under Founder and Director Obata Toshishiro Kaiso.

Ki Ken Tai is based on the samurai philosophy "Ki Ken Tai Ichi", which
translates to: "Spirit, Sword, Body as One".  The best way to achieve
this union is to train in several areas of martial arts where each one
compliments the other.  The techniques learned with the sword can also
be applied with open hands in Aikido and the bo (or staff)  in Bojutsu
(and visa-versus).   Thus, learning several samurai arts enhances the
effectiveness of all of them.  We may not use the sword as self-defense
in present day, but applying samurai sword techniques with aikido and Bo
is an extremely efficient form of self-defense.   Proficiency in any martial
arts style can only be realized if the mind is focused, and as such, all
training is oriented towards not just technique, but also Ki (spirit).

Students of the Ki Ken Tai dojo are proud to carry on the samurai tradition of
Bushi Damashii (samurai/warrior spirit) as they strive to meld spirit, sword, body as one!


Toyama Ryu
Kaiso Obata
Sensei Giles
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