Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Sword Class, Black Mountain

We have thoroughly enjoyed training a samurai sword form from the Kazumi family this Spring, as taught by GM Adams. The 7 movement series is a long and complicated gesture using many typical and non-typical manipulations of the blade, enough that an entire class could be made for the study of this form. With that in mind we are adding a weapons only class at our black mountain location from 5:30-6pm every Tuesday and Thursday. We will drill, repeat, spar, study, analyze, handle, build, discuss, watch, and focus more on this portion of our art for those who wish to specialize a bit more. The class is open to outsiders who wish to study; while experience is helpful it is not necessary. We will focus on; escrima single and double, hanbo (kukishin ryu), Jo, pocket stick, Bo (kukishin ryu), ropes, sword - long and short and a two sword form, drawing, cutting, knife, and thrown. The price is a mere $20/month or $15/month for existing students. Not a heavy theory class, expect sweat, as usual.

"Sword and mind must be united. Technique by itself is insufficient, and spirit alone is not enough." - Yamada Jirokichi