A traditional dojo offering the Japanese Martial Arts of Aikido and Kenjutsu.
Aikido: Offered to Adults and teens.
Classes are conducted in traditional and practical study form of Aikido. Students work at their own pace and practice at their own level of understanding. Self defense skills, as well as mind and body exercises are part of the curriculum. Some students improve there awareness and their confidence from this type of training. The form of Aikido that is taught at Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo of Chicago is a very practical form. Our Chief Instructor follows Steven Seagal Shihans Aikido teachings. Aikido was developed and founded as a Martial Art and we have every intention to keep it that way in our practice. If your looking for a pragmatic Aikido form that works, please join us!
Kenjutsu Offered to Adults and teens.
Ryu Sei Ken: meaning School of the Sword. RSK of Illinois is a traditional and practical sword Martial Art practiced and studied at our dojo following the teachings and under the direction, and follows the teachings of Sword Master and Founder Mitsuhiro Saruta Soke Osaka Japan. The Kenjutsu curriculum follows traditions an replicates the sword training as done at the Headquarter Dojo is Osaka Japan.. Ryu Sei Ken is similar to Nakamura Ryu. Our Kenjutsu Dojo does not practice any other style of sword other than Ryu Sei Kenjutsu!
What is Tenshin Shinjitsu?
Tenshin has several meanings. It mostly refers to “Heaven and Earth.”Another meaning for Tenshin means “sacred heart“. Tenshin does not reflect another style of Aikido, but a name of a dojo that was operated by Steven Seagal Shihan in Osaka Japan, affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation.
Shinjitsu in Japanese represents “truthfulness“. Without this in your Martial Arts training you may be disappointed with your progress.
Illinois Ryu Sei Ken: We are the only dojo in the Midwest Region of the United States that are authorized by the International Batto-Do Shizan Association, Osaka Japan to teach Ryu Sei Kenjutsu.
Our training is important to us, and as important to you as well. We strive to be honest, to ourselves and with each other, by keeping it practical and maintain it’s art-form. By doing so, you will learn and understand there is a difference between training and being trained. So if your training is important to you, finding the right teachers is probably the most important choice you can make. We encourage visitors to our dojo to see for themselves.
We also strive for students to use their training skillset to free themselves from any inhibitions and enjoy each and every step of the way. There will be days of trial and error, and days of success. But if you stick with proper teachings without taking shortcuts, you will achieve your goals.
To learn more about our dojo please review the pages on this website. If you are interested in learning a practical form of Aikido and or Kenjutsu, come and experience a free class, or observe a class. Call now to schedule a free class 630-400-5940
TenShin Shinjitsu Dojo of Chicago is affiliated with Aikido Shimbokukai Association which is affiliated to Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo Japan.
Ryu Sei Kenjitsu Illinois is affiliated directly to Ryu Sei Ken International Batto-Do Shizan Association, Osaka Japan.
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