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The Art of Samurai Workshop - 11 am - 12:30 pm time slot

Learn the traditional techniques used by Japan's legendary warriors in this small-scale workshop!

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The Art of Samurai Workshop - 11 am - 12:30 pm time slot
The Art of Samurai Workshop - 11 am - 12:30 pm time slot

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May 06, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Phoenix, 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA

About the Event

the Art of Samurai Workshop – Learn the traditional techniques used by Japan's legendary warriors


Saturday, May 6, 9:00 – 10:30 am and 11:00 – 12:30 am

Your prompt arrival will ensure a more pleasurable experience not only for yourself but for the other participants as well.


General: $40 for adult, and $30 for children


Are you looking for an opportunity to learn the way of the samurai? Our Private Samurai workshop offers an exclusive, limited enrollment experience for those who want to become a genuine Samurai!

Led by 3 Samurai and a Kunoichi (female ninja), this private program offers a unique chance to witness a samurai demonstration and learn the traditional techniques used by Japan's legendary warriors.

The program starts with the art of katana handling, including how to grip the katana and use it properly. You'll also learn the importance of proper posture and develop the skills necessary to maintain a strong and stable stance. You'll be taught how to practice various swings and strikes, and how to apply them in different situations.

In addition, you'll also learn basic Japanese language skills, including how to count from one to ten, and discover the cultural significance of these numbers in Japanese culture.

The program includes pair lessons, where you'll practice your katana skills with a partner, and learn how to work together effectively in combat. These pair lessons will give you a chance to apply what you've learned and receive feedback from your instructor.

Finally, the program culminates in a final movement with a real samurai. This simulated combat situation will allow you to experience the thrill of applying your training in a fun and exciting environment.

Bring out your inner warrior with this incredible Samurai workshop!

Please be advised that for safety reasons, the training will use a wooden sword. Participants will be instructed on how to use the wooden sword properly by our experienced instructors. This workshop is for only guests age 14 and up. Parents must accompany children under the age of 18 to the workshop. Our experienced instructors will provide clear guidance on proper technique and safety measures, but it is important that all participants follow their instructions carefully.


Burai Productions is a Japanese entertainment group based in California. They have been providing interactive samurai shows at various events since 2016, including Anaheim Japan Fair, Long Beach Japan Fair, LANSCA 60th Anniversary Special Event, Nisei Obon Festival, Nisei Week Fashion Show, and many more. They offer an opportunity to learn about Japanese cultural traditions and experience basic samurai movements, sword handling, and manner of speaking. The sword fight performance is challenging, and paper "swords" are provided for practice.    Facebook:  

Mr. Masa Kanome

Masa was born and raised in Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan. At the age of 17, he moved to Olympia, Washington state to pursue his career in tennis not knowing any English. After a few years of intense training, he decided to take a break from playing tennis and started focusing on learning the language. After graduating from college In Olympia, he took his learning journey to a next level at University of Arizona where he mastered how to party as well! 😊 Now 2 decades in Hollywood, he enjoys acting and leading Burai Productions. Who would’ve thought of swinging a sword instead of a tennis racket back then! He is the living samurai!

Mr. Tadahiro Nakamura

Nakamura has been performing Japanese Samurai Sword Fighting since he was an action stunt school student in Tokyo, Japan.  He had many opportunities to experience as stuntman. He has participated in many Japanese and American films. Also, now he has a samurai sword fight event etc.

Mr. Taishi Tamaki

Taishi Tamaki started his acting career in 2013 and mainly focused on-stage performances in Japan. In 2015, he took a leap of faith and moved to Hollywood to pursue his dreams. Shortly after, He was cast on the Japanese reality TV show, "Terrace House Aloha State". Currently, he is continuing to hone his craft as an actor in Hollywood while also performing samurai sword fighting as a member of the Burai team. He also has a personal YouTube channel where He shares his weekly routine in Hollywood.

Ms. Yuwi Kim

Yuwi started her acting career in 2017.  She joined Burai production in 2018 where she began honing her Japanese swordfighting skills.  She has worked on multiple live shows and productions ranging from short films to full-length theatre.  You can catch her most recent short film Yae: The Blind Samurai Woman, alongside her Burai members.


Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix – Garden, Behind the Giftshop or West Grass Area

The Garden is located at 1125 North 3rd Avenue, between 3rd Avenue and Latham (2 blocks North of Roosevelt). Parking is available at the garden.

When riding the Light Rail, exit at the Central and Roosevelt stop. The Garden is located on the west side of the rail, 0.3 miles from the station; it is directly behind the Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix), just north of Portland Avenue. The Garden entrance is across the parking lot at 1125 N. 3rd Avenue.


All classes that do not meet the minimum enrolment one week prior to the start date may be subject to cancellation at the Garden's discretion. The Garden will contact registered participants in classes affected by cancellations and offer refunds or placement in an alternate class. Workshop/class participants who withdraw at least ten business days prior to the scheduled workshop/clas start date may receive a full refund on their registration. (A “business day” is defined as M-F.)

Refunds will not be given to workshop/class participants who withdraw from a class after the class has been held.


Participants who do not show up to the workshop/class notification before the scheduled workshop/class must forfeit their payment and reservation.


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