At Tonbo Dojo we study Samurai sword arts (Kenjutsu), and empty hand arts (Aiki Jujutsu).
We welcome new students of all levels and previous experience to join our martial arts club.
For in-person training at the dojo, please come to one of our listed class times.
Wear clothes that enable you to move around. We have basic gear you can borrow until you can purchase your own (belt and wooden sword).
If you have any questions, please email us using the contact form below.
SAMURAI SWORD TRAINING GEAR
All you need to get started is a belt (kaku obi) and a wooden sword (bokken). We use extra long bokken (45").
Step 1. Contact us for assistance with ordering your bokken. We will advise you and provide links with exactly what to order.
Step 2. Order a wide training belt (Kaku Obi - about 160 inches).
Come check us out and see if our martial arts club is right for you. Your tuition will be pro-rated for the remainder of the month after your first two weeks.
Fee is calculated based on the entire year, and includes class cancellations - for example: weather and holidays.
Fees are due at the beginning of each month. Payment methods: We accept PayPal, Venmo, or cash.
We are located in Traverse City Fencing Club, only 5 minutes from downtown Traverse City.
From Traverse City, go south on Cass, then left on Sybrant road (just before South Airport). The fencing school is on your right, in a large converted warehouse. Drive around the side of the warehouse and look for the signs on the door.
From South Airport, turn north on Cass, then right on Sybrant road. The fencing school is on your right, in a large converted warehouse. Drive around the side of the warehouse and look for the signs on the door.
Park anywhere along the side of the warehouse.
The fencing club has done a great job converting this warehouse into a specialized space for fencing and martial arts practice.
There is a large loading bay door, and a smaller regular door. Look for the "Nami Ryu" sign on the smaller door, and come on in! We usually arrive a few minutes early, to get ready.
2419 Sybrant Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49684, United States