Shinbukan, Kendo Dojo

Introduction of "Shinbukan", Kendo Dojo in New York

New York Shinbu-kan Kendo Dojo

New York Shinbu-kan is a Kendo dojo that is located in White Plains, New York.

New York Shinbu-kan is regularly practicing Kendo under the guidance of Ken Suyama-sensei (Kyoshi 7-dan) and Shinobu Numata-sensei (Kyoshi 7-dan). Our practice strongly emphasizes the basics. Besides regular Kendo practice, we actively participate in tournaments, seminars, and other Kendo related activities.

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Dojo Philosophy

"The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana (sword)."(International Kendo Federation)At New York Shinbu-kan, we are training Kendo to follow this concept. Often, we emphasize the techniques of Kendo and focus on the competition aspect. Through Kendo practice, we are continuing to improve our Kendo skills as well as our human character.

Shinbu-kan’s motto is to learn “correct, beautiful, and strong” Kendo.

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Practice Info

Information on our regular practice

Practice Information

We have resumed our Kendo practice from February 2022. Please follow the guidelines shown in “Practice Info”.

Generally, New York Shinbu-kan has 2 practices a week in White Plains, New York.

Both practices are held in the City Center Dance (98 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604) in White Plains, NY. Saturday practice is held for beginners and advanced players. Wednesday practice is only for advanced players.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our practice. The detail practice information is shown below.

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Kendo Seminar/Tournament cohosted by Shinbu-kan

New York Shinbu-kan and Boston Shufu-kai are organizing Kendo seminar and tournament annually.
Every year, approximately 200 participants from the east coast and Canada join the events to improve their Kendo.
The seminar and tournament provide a rare opportunity for Kendo practitioners in the area to bring the friendship together.

神武館 Shinbukan goyokai Seminor 神武館 Shinbukan goyokai Tournament 神武館 Shinbukan goyokai Seminor

About Kendo

Kendo and what it is all about

KENDO - 剣道 -

Kendo is a way to discipline the human character
through the application of the principles of the katana,
one of the traditionally made Japanese swords.

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New York Shinbu-kan Kendo Dojo
Practice Location
(Sat. and Wed.)
City Center Dance
98 Lake Street , White Plains, NY 10604