Katori Shinto Ryu is transmitted directly from student to teacher, through intense practice of partner kata. Learn More...
KATORI SHINTO RYU - WASHINGTON DC, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA
Capital Katori engages in the study of Katori Shinto Ryu as taught by Tetsutaka Sugawara Sensei.
Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū (天真正伝香取神道流) is one of the oldest Japanese martial arts, and is revered as a koryū bujutsu. The art has been continuously passed from teacher to student since its founding in 1447 by Iizasa Chōisai Ienao (飯篠 長威斉 家直). Students of Katori Shinto Ryu
study a comprehensive system of martial arts that includes Japanese swordsmanship (Kenjutsu, 剣術) and sword drawing techniques (Iaijutsu, 居合術), as well as the use of two swords (Ryōtōjutsu, 両刀術), the staff (Bōjutsu, 棒術), the naginata (Naginatajutsu, 長刀術), and the spear (Sōjutsu, 槍術). Students learn the principles and techniques of Katori through hours of kata training with teachers and other students.
Capital Katori consists of students of Tetsutaka Sugawara Sensei, founder of Sugawara Sogo Budo. The school practices year round at Capital Aikikai's elegant Aikido dojo in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Capital Katori is open to individuals who welcome the chance to learn Katori Shinto Ryu as well as visitors who are interested in Japanese martial arts and budo.