|Faculty Biography & Contact Info|
|Samurai Taiko is a powerful traditional Japanese taiko drumming troupe which upholds the Samurai warrior tradition directed by 11th Generation Soke Grandmaster Tsuji. Highly recognized as a multitalented educator, martial artist and musician, Master Tsuji has created a most exciting samurai drumming style merging his soulful musical talents, extraordinary martial arts skills and deepest knowledge carried through generations of his family for 470 years. Samurai Taiko has been thrilling a wide range of audiences of all ages presenting acclaimed programs and shows internationally. Samurai Taiko's show is colorfully decorated with Japanese banners and 30 drums including a 60-inch diameter jumbo drum which stands 11 feet high. Audiences always have fun with this interactive show. All members of Samurai Taiko have been training under Soke Master Tsuji in Tsuji-Ryu Kobudo, traditional taiko drumming, modern drumming, traditional samurai bujutsu, self-defense, and martial arts hyoho.
Our children's martial arts program aims to develop not only physical and mental strengths, but discipline and confidence as well. Our culturally rich workshops and free educational events are great fun for the whole family. Children's programs range from small children to young adults. Classes are conducted by caring and dedicated instructors who are experts on children's discipline and behavior and directed, overseen and reviewed by founding Grand Master. Because of this, each child gets the best individual care. This training enables your child to gain an advantage not only in conditioning, but the mental and emotional sharpness that will give them the proper foundation to succeed anywhere in life.
Our adult martial arts program, first teaches the foundations needed to have a successful martial arts learning experience, while providing a fun and effective way to get in shape, build confidence while challenging and developing yourself. You will feel and see yourself gain self-defense techniques, strength, mental strength, confidence, balance, self discipline, self respects. Complete with the deepest knowledge towards a successful life, and a keen sense of our surroundings so that we are always sharp and ready for anything. Kobudo classes are conveniently held at night and day time on weekends, to fit with a working adult's busy schedule. Those who choose to continue, will get advanced training at no charge. Besides the physical components of classes, students learn, from the most detailed technique explanations and demonstrations of open hand self-defense and weapons techniques. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Secret techniques, Tactics, age reducing secrets, stress releasing, breathing techniques, internal development and body control techniques, health and wellness, Japanese language and culture, and more interesting, deep, simple and fun stuff. All Soke's classes are rewarding, challenging, always fun, and are very special and amazing in there depth of knowledge. Every class is like priceless seminars, however is offered at very modest fee and no financial commitment or contract for students. Soke's advanced classes are tailored depending on a students interest and conditions.
Samurai Academy's direct connection with the Soke Grand Master, the pioneer of Kobudo its self, his tremendous depth of knowledge, and family lineages since the 16th Century makes Samurai Academy a truly unique, one of a kind dojo. Our Soke spent more than half a Century for his training and life time commitment, his love towards those arts, education and dedication, to give all for his students. Students easily gain and witness his breathtaking and peaceful martial arts demonstrations. In advanced classes, he often reveals secrets from a variety of techniques and strategies and gives all from his heart as he appreciates the wonderful people here. Classes are always fun and you can digest Kobudo techniques at your own pace. It is never too late to start training regardless of your ages and most conditions.
Our Taiko classes are a fun energetic musical experience not to be missed. Students are taught by top professionals trained by soke grandmaster, the pioneer of a powerful and spiritual Samurai drumming style. Classes are challenging for experienced musicians yet comprehensive and fun for students who may have never played an instrument before. Classes are available for children and adults. Some students who wish to perform and are selected may perform in live shows.
|Affiliation:||Samurai Academy of Kobudo|