Learn Samurai Fighting Techniques of Ancient Japan

With James Williams, Sensei

July 21- 22 - 23, 2017

Learn the ancient Japanese samurai martial fighting skills that are still effective for today's modern world. We will be working on principles for weapons: knife and sword work, as well as empty-hand combat: ground escape techniques and aiki-jujutsu. This is a great opportunity to explore and practice the principles that make Aiki Jujutsu effective for modern protection and conflict resolution.

Kenjutsu, Iai-jutsu, Aiki-jujutsu

To Register, call Jason at River of Life dojo: 215-542-0102


To Register, call Jason at River of Life dojo: 215-542-0102

Early Registration 20% discount! Register before July 15 to get this discount!

Entire Weekend $250.00

Friday July 21, 6:00-9:00 pm $50.00

Saturday July 22, 10:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. $125.00

Sunday July 23, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. $125.00

If travelling from out of town, please inquire about staying in one of our two rooms here at the facility or renting space on the mats. Surrounded by multiple townships, there is no shortage of good restaurants all within a 15 minute drive.

James Williams Sensei is the Kaicho of Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho. With over 50 years of martial experience, James’ love of samurai martial traditions came with his study of the Yanagi ryu of the Yoshida han under Don Angier Sensei and the martial traditions of the Kuroda han as taught by Kuroda Tetsuzan Sensei. James also studied Daito ryu Roppokai with Okamoto Seigo sensei. Nami ryu is based on the ancient armed and unarmed martial arts that were the exclusive secret of the Samurai nobility. Later these arts formed the basis of modern arts including Brazilian Jujitsu and Aikido.