Japanese Sword Training and Certification Programs
When you can’t study Japanese Swordsmanship with an instructor near you, do the next best thing, train online at LearnTheSword.com and learn Tachi-iai: Toyama-Ryu Iai Batto Do from one of the world’s top instructor’s, Shihan Dana Abbott.
Upon his return to the United States in 1998, Shihan Abbott began teaching the military sword program he learned in Japan. LearnTheSword.com allows Shihan Abbott to take that sword program and teach it to students worldwide. Developed by Shihan Abbott through the University of Martial Arts, this program allows students from all over the world to experience the Japanese Sword in ways that were not previously possible. Learn The Sword is a very comprehensive, easily accessed Toyama-Ryu Iai-Batto-Do (draw, cut and sheath) online tutorial. This Tachi-Iai training and ranking tutorial offers 10 hours of secure HD video instruction on the Japanese Military sword style called Toyama-Ryu, taught in Japan until the end of World War 2. This is a very practical and efficient style. All the cutting techniques and kata-forms are performed while standing.
To make your LearnTheSword.com online training experience simple and straight forward, Shihan Abbott has developed his “Cyber Sensei“ persona. “Cyber Sensei” is superimposed into the student’s progress video to work with the student. Students are asked to Dropbox their progress video’s to Shihan Abbott and after “Cyber Sensei” has made suggestions, students will receive a unlisted link to their progress video which has been uploaded to the Learn The Sword YouTube Channel.
In addition to online training, students can also travel to Shihan Abbott’s Samurai Sports Training Center in Arizona to take intensive courses in Tachi-iai: Toyama-Ryu Iai Batto Do Japanese Swordsmanship. Students can also purchase course materials before attending an intensive course, and reference materials after an intensive course.
Cyber Sensei in Action!
LearnTheSword.com Samurai Training Program
The Learn The Sword Samurai Training Program is made for self-reliant individuals who want to become proficient at wielding the sword and who want to establish a strong foundation while practicing the mechanics of the blade and cutting. Learn The Sword’s simple tutorials teach practical technique and students of the Learn The Sword develop consistency leading to mastery of the Japanese sword.
Learn The Sword provides students with Learning Objectives showing students what they must learn and Performance Requirements explaining what students must accomplish to become proficient and to move to the next rank. The actually Wood and Steel Sections teach students basic to advanced techniques and practical applications for wielding the Japanese sword.
When you understand the Learning Objectives and can meet all the Performance Requirements by completing the video tutorials for the Wood Section and the Steel Section in this training program you will be proficient in everything from basic technique, to advanced ritual and protocol for the Japanese Sword.
In other words just:
Observe the training materials and media.
Practice the prescribed tasks, techniques and protocol.
Demonstrate the techniques in a progress video.
Review the critiqued progress video and continue to practice.
On LearnTheSword.com, with the help of “Cyber Sensei“, students will become proficient and attain rank in Japanese swordsmanship. Students can follow along at a snail’s pace or workout 24/7. Whatever path you choose is up to you…sign up and begin your journey today!
$1 dollar per day includes all the benefits below:
- Unlimited media access to Learn The Sword through the University of Martial Arts
- Consultation with Shihan Abbott
- Cyber Sensei video critique and correction monthly
- New training/tutorial video daily.
- Access to over 175 secure training/tutorial videos
- Study materials and media needed are provided online
- The complete Toyama-Ryu system at your fingertips.
Price: $30.00 /month
You will be paying through PayPal. You can also pay through PayPal using your credit card.
Zero to Sixty Certification Package
Long Distance Instructor’s Certification Courses offer school owners, instructors and students a straightforward way to effectively learn, practice and then become certified in basic Japanese swordsmanship. You can smoothly and efficiently incorporate the “way of the sword” into your school’s curriculum as an “add on” or “core” class. Zero to Sixty students excel faster. Most gain a basic understanding of swordsmanship within 60 minutes.
During this Zero to Sixty certification you will learn and practice traditional (wood) and combative (bamboo/ synthetics) kihon with a short sword, a long sword or both together called Nito-Ryu.
You will also hone those traditional and combative skills with the use of the ActionFlex combative swords or bamboo hatsuwari/shinai depending on your level of expertise. Upon certification you will have the working knowledge needed to instruct the program. The Zero to Sixty certification program takes 30 days to complete.
Zero to Sixty Package includes:
- The Instructor’s Training Course manual with video links/downloads
- Consultation with Shihan Abbott
- Cyber Sensei critique and correction included
- Receive certification upon completion
- Video updates
Price: $125.00 / one time certification fee