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Nihonzashi Sword Store & Dojo
 5980 66th St N Suite M
St Petersburg FL 33709
Phone: 727-329-9679 
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Store / Dojo Hours

Store Hours

Monday 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday 10 am to 5 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Dojo Hours

Monday 10 am to 5 pm Open Practice
Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm Open Practice
  7 pm to 8 pm Maru Keiko
  8 pm to 9 pm Tameshigiri
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm Open Practice
  7 pm to 9 pm Maru Keiko
Thursday 10 am to 5 pm Open Practice
Friday 10 am to 5 pm Open practice
Saturday No Class  
Sunday No Class

Dojo Classes

Classes are subject to change based on Instructor availability and student attendance. Sit down in the Tea Room and relax with a cup of green tea after practice. 

  • Dojo Orientation: An intro to the dojo, sword safety, dojo etiquette, and the bow in/out ceremonies. This class will also cover putting on the uniform and folding it properly. This class is required for all new students.
  • Kihon Keiko (Fundamentals Class): Stance, proper grip, chuburi / noto, the eight cuts, and the basic kata from the Zen Nihon Battodo Renmei (shoden seitei kata). This is for anyone working on improving and not just for beginners.
  • Kata Keiko: This class focuses on Kata and kumitachi (one and two person practice forms) needed for your specific rank. Class will break into smaller groups and be taught those kata/kumitachi targeted for your rank.
  • Kenjutsu: Blocking drills, and sparring using Action Flex foam swords and safety equipment.
  • Marui Keiko (Circular Training): Rotation of Kata, Kumitachi, and Kenjutsu. Kata are individual practice forms from Toyama Ryu and the Zen Nihon Battodo Renmei. Kumitachi are paired practice forms from Toyama Ryu. Kenjutsu involves blocking drills using Fukuro Shinai focused on learning distance, timing, strikes and blocks.
  • Tameshigiri: Cutting of tatami and bamboo targets with shinken (real swords). This class focuses on effectiveness. Targets must be reserved 2 days in advance of the class.
  • Subarito Keiko: Strength training using heavy wooden swords. Senbon Giri Keiko: Hard core one thousand cut endurance training.