"Crossed swords build friendship"
"We, 新壮風館 "Shin Sou Fu Kan" Strive to provide a safe and accessible outlet for any and all individuals wishing to study Japanese swordsmanship in Oklahoma City. We adhere to the ideal of 交剣知愛 “Ko Ken Chi Ai,” meaning: crossed swords build friendship." All members of the dojo retain the same respect for each other in and outside of practice, constantly striving to improve themselves in the art of Kendo. With this focus, our members may expect to build strong friendships, improve themselves through hard practice, and learn how to apply the principles of Kendo to their own lives through continued experience."
Shin Sou Fu Kan, Ganbatte!
-Michael Lindsay, (Instructor) of Shin Sou Fu Kan
오클라호마 시티 검도 클럽은 후루카와 성 선생님 (사 단) 린지 마이클 선생님 ( 7단)의지도하에 검도를 연습하고하면 之久会 도장 아베 公揮 선생님 (練士 육단)에서 직접 후원뿐만 아니라이 지원, 이와 나미 요시오 선생님 (교사 7 단) 일본에서. 오클라호마 시티 검도 클럽은 오클라호마 시티 수도권에서 본격적인 일본 검술 연습에 관심이있는 모든 사람에게 안전한 출구를 제공하기 위해 노력하고 있습니다.
オクラホマシティ剣道クラブは、 古川 聖先生(四段) とリンジー マイケル 先生(四段) の指導の下で剣道を練習しています と
之久会 道場、阿部公揮 先生( 練士七段)から直接後援と同様、このサポート、岩波吉雄 先生 (教師七段) 日本で。オクラホマシティ剣道クラブは、オクラホマシティ首都圏で本格的な日本剣術の練習に興味があるすべての人に安全な出口を提供するために努めています。
Along with a Kendo membership, Basketball courts at the Santa Fe Center, are available for use. Please be sure to check with the front desk, as the court maybe reserved for the day
Access to a staffed fitness center also is included with Kendo membership. It comes equiped with treadmills, ellipticals, fixed bicylces, benches, freeweights, and various lifting machines.
Along with a Kendo membership, an outdoor salt water swimming pool is available for use. Please be sure to check with the front desk, as the pool maybe reserved for use.
We ask that all beginners visit the dojo and observe one practice before beginning. Upon deciding to practice, you are invited to a first practice no charge.
What you need to know before practicing:
To begin, you can wear any casual or athletic clothing. Do not wear jewelry, accessories or watches for safety reasons. Fingernails and toenails should be cut short. Be prepared to sweat!
Do not wear socks or shoes when entering the Dojo floor.
Consult the representatives at the front desk and be sure you fill out a waiver.
You must fill out the contact and release form before you are able to practice.
Please notify the instructor about any injuries or illnesses before class.
We can provide a shinai (bamboo sword) for the first few practices, but know that eventually you will need to buy your own equipment. For information on equipment, please ask the instructor.
You will need to pay Dues to the dojo at the beginning of every month.
This Dojo is non-profit, meaning no money that you pay for monthly fees goes to a member of Shin Sou Fu Kan, but into the gym. We do, however, accept donations that support the website, new equipment for the dojo, traveling fees and events held by Shin Sou Fu Kan.
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
PRACTICE & EQUIPMENT
Practice begins according to the schedule, and participants should always endeavor to make it to practice on time.
1. Class begins with tai-so (or exercises) members undergo a series of stretching exercises to prevent injury before commencing practice
2. Following the tai-so, club members undergo ashi-sabaki(footwork) that uses the entire length of the dojo floor,
3. Following ashi-sabaki, members learn basic suburi an individual technique, that involves a number of exercises and attacks using the bokuto (wooden practice sword).
4. After suburi, we preform rei-ho (or “etiquette”). Kendo places a large emphasis on proper attitude in the dojo, and respect should be maintained throughout the practice.
5. Once bowed in,students engage in keiko (practice) involving the use of bogu (protective equipment) and shinai (bamboo sword). This practice is not only very loud, but also intensely physically demanding.
6. After keiko, students again perform the rei-ho to close practice. Senior students present will offer individual advice to every participant for personal reflection and improvement outside of class.
REMEMBER: THIS IS YOUR PRACTICE! You will only ever get back what you put in, so do your best every time!
Equipment can be purchased from the following recommended websites:
Shaw Furukawa is an instructor at OKC kendo Shin Sou Fu Kan, he began kendo under Katsunori Matsushiita sensei, at the RIT Kendo club in 2004, as well as Iaido in 2008 under Tristan Kepsel, and Susan Burke sensei.
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido: 6dan
Zac is an instructor and founding member of OKC kendo Shin Sou Fu Kan. He began kendo in 1996 at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto and then studied under Bryan Mosley sensei at Sen Shin Kan dojo in Oklahoma City.
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$40/month 6 month contract
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$60/month 6 month contract
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SFFLC members, free to attend. please notify the facility to include yourself on the Kendo class
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ONLINE ANNUAL AUSKF REGISTRATION
All Kendoka in the USA are required to annually register with the AUSKF. to pay for insurance and participate in kendo. When registering, list Shin Sou Fu Kan as the dojo name.
LIMITED BEGINNER ENROLLMENT PERIODS
If you have previous kendo experience, you are welcome to join at any time. This enrollment restriction is only limited to first-time kendoka.
Children up to age 13 are recommended to attend with an accompanying parent or guardian up to age 15.
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