Honbu Dojo – World Headquarters
The Honbu Dojo – the World Headquarters for Shinkendo Japanese swordsmanship, Toyama Ryu, Aikido and Aikibujutsu – is located in Los Angeles, California, USA. Under the guidance of Obata Toshishiro-kaiso, our school teaches the traditional fighting arts of the samurai.
Honbu Dojo in Little Tokyo
The Honbu Dojo is situated on 2nd Street in the Little Tokyo district, just east of San Pedro, between San Pedro and Central, on the south side of 2nd; the dojo is located on the second floor, with stair and elevator access. Local parking is available in public parking lots (usually with a flat rate after 4PM) and metered parking. Prospective students are welcome to visit our school to view a class. Please click on the map below for an enlarged Thomas Guide map of Little Tokyo.
Our school welcomes students of all ages and all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. The dojo is currently open six days a week, Monday through Friday from 6:15-8:15pm, and Sunday mornings from 11:00am-1:00pm. Class times alternate to accommodate the different schedules students might have.
Shinkendo $100/month - Regular class
Honbu training opportunities for the serious student
Serious students are encouraged to come to the Honbu Dojo for extended training periods when possible, as receiving direct transmission from a true master and founder of an art is a rare and invaluable experience. Honbu staff can offer assistance in locating Hotels and with other necessary preparations. Please e-mail or call the Honbu Dojo at (626) 688-7540 to discuss arrangements.
Honbu instructors typically have a minimum of 10 years of experience training at the Honbu Dojo.
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