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See Samurai and Be Samurai
Samurai from New York is back! Enjoy seeing the art of swordsmanship and learning the way of Samurai. Lucky audiences will be on the stage and get hands-on sword fighting training.
Yoshi Amao is an actor, sword performer, fighting choreographer and director. After studying under the samurai master, Tahei Waki, Yoshi formed the theater company Samurai Sword Soul in 2003
Most recently, Yoshi has been working as a fight director for “Pacific Overtures” at Signature Theater in Arlington, VA, after he acted for “Chushingura, 47 ronin” at A.R.T./New York Theatres.
Samurai Boot Camp
Learn to execute the basic Samurai sword fighting forms and step techniques. Learn to face multiple opponents attacking you one after another. Block their offense with various methods. Your concentration, endurance and force will be tested.
7 Ways of Samurai
Remember 7 ways to be a Samurai warrior.
Rectitude (義 gi),
Benevolence (仁 jin),
Respect (礼 rei),
Honesty (誠 makoto),
Honor (名誉 meiyo), and
Loyalty (忠義 chūgi)
The code of conduct is still relevant in our time.