Letter of Introduction 「紹介状」
To those who have found their way here,
If you have found your way to this website, then I suspect you have an appreciation for the sword, and particularly for Japanese swordsmanship.
Those who practice our art come for many different reasons:
- To learn how to use a sword
- Love of Anime or Samurai flicks or all things Japanese
- Personal growth
- A rewarding workout
And no matter what led them here, they all saw themselves mastering the sword. No matter what road led you here, you will find an earnest, honest pursuit of this art. What I can guarantee is authentic technique and training, a challenging workout, and the opportunity to find comradery with some of the most genuine, amazing people.
This school’s role is to introduce why we love this art; to help others grow to love this art; and to help all of us become better martial artists and people. Though “it takes many lifetimes to master the sword”, I firmly believe that the pursuit of martial arts allows all of us to grow; and my personal journey down the path of swordsmanship has greatly enriched my life and helped me find greater kinship to those around me. My hope is to share this.
Instructor, San Jose Dojo