Batto (Swordsmanship)


HISUI TOKYO Batto (Swordsmanship)

Grasp the power of an authentic live Japanese sword with your own hands.

HiSUi TOKYO offers an authentic Batto course with comprehensive instruction in the art of swordsmanship with a live katana. The discipline of the drawn-sword techniques of Japanese swordsmanship or “Batto”, was vital in times of war to protect oneself and one’s community.

These techniques were crucial for samurai to protect and serve the reigning lords. Some of the most famous lords, Nobunaga Oda and Hideyoshi Toyotomi, ruled in the Azuchi-Momoya period which HiSUi TOKYO’s training room is modeled after the training halls of that prosperous time.

Of course swordsmanship skills are no longer necessary, but at HiSUi TOKYO, we believe that with safe and proper instruction, learning this ancient art can be an opportunity to exercise not only your body and mind, but to broaden your horizon and spirituality.

One of the first techniques you will be able to learn is cutting at 45 degree angles from either side. Over the course of several lessons, you will learn how to master a variety of cutting techniques such as horizontal cutting and a 5-form cut. With hard work and dedication you could even receive a certification to become a sword instructor here at HiSUi TOkYO.

Here at HiSUi TOKYO, we believe in providing the highest quality experience of Japanese culture. If you are visiting Japan and interested in learning more about Japanese tea ceremony or other Japanese art forms, please try our Culture Experience Plan. If you are living in Japan and would like to become a student, please take a look at our monthly membership plan. We are looking forward to meeting you and making your experience in Japan a memorable one!