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Learn The Sword Online Training Program

When you cannot go to the source and train…you must do the next best thing…long distance training and intensive courses.  With that in mind, I developed Learn the Sword to monitor your training and progress between intensive courses.  You can also access our pre-intensive course guidelines and post-intensive reference materials to follow up on.

Since 1998 these long distance guidelines have slowly evolved into “Cyber Sensei” which has become a very comprehensive easily accessed online iai-batto-do (draw, cut & sheath) tutorial program. The Tachi-Iai Training and Ranking manual imbedded with the Cyber Sensei links offer hours and hours of secured HD video of instruction on the Japanese Military sword style called Toyama-Ryu taught up until the end of World War 2. This is a very practical and efficient style.  All the cutting techniques and kata-forms are performed while standing.

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Kohai Online Training Package

This Kohai program is made for the self-reliant individual who wants to become good with a sword. Learn how to establish a strong foundation while practicing the mechanics of the blade and how to cut correctly. It has been discovered that simple instruction creates practical technique.  Although learning practical technique requires a tried and true guideline to become consistent in one’s quest to master the sword.

If you adhere to the guidelines, lectures and labs in this training package you will learn everything from basic technique to advanced ritual and protocol. All you have to do is…                                                                 

Observe: the training materials and media.
Practice: the prescribed tasks, techniques and Protocol.
Demonstrate: those learned techniques in short video clips.
Review: your executed transitions and techniques.

My Cyber Sensei critique and correction system will easily point out all your strengths and correct your minuses while you attain rank and become proficient in Japanese swordsmanship. One can follow along at a snail’s pace or workout 24/7. Whatever path you wish to take is yours…sign up and begin your quest today!

$1 dollar per day includes all the benefits below:

  • Unlimited media access to The Martial University
  • Phone and Skype consultation with Shihan Abbott
  • A Cyber Sensei video critique and correction every month
  • Receive new training/tutorial video per week.
  • Access to over 75 secure training/tutorial clips
  • All the study materials and media is provided
  • The complete Toyama-Ryu system at your fingertips.

Price: $30.00 /month

You will be paying through PayPal, but you do not have to have a PayPal account. You can also pay through PayPal using your credit card.

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Zero to Sixty Traditional and Combative Certification Packages

These Long Distance Instructor’s Certification Courses offer school owners, instructors and students a straightforward way to effectively learn, practice and then become certified in basic Japanese swordsmanship. You can smoothly and efficiently incorporate the “way of the sword” into your school’s curriculum as an “add on” or “core” class. Zero to Sixty students excel faster. Most gain a basic understanding of swordsmanship within 60 minutes.

When you participate in a Traditional Goshindo or Combative Chanbara Certification Course, you will learn from the same scripted approach taught in our intensive courses but at your own speed.

During this Zero to Sixty certification you will learn and practice traditional (wood) and combative (bamboo/ synthetics) kihon with a short sword, a long sword or both together…called Nito-Ryu.

You will also hone those traditional and combative skills with the use of the ActionFlex combative padded swords or bamboo hatsuwari/shinai depending on your level of expertise. Upon certification you will have the working knowledge needed to instruct the program. The Zero to Sixty certification program takes 30 days to complete. Upon certification you will gain access to our library of 350 training tutorials to better understand the “way of the sword”.

This package includes:

  • The Instructor’s Training Course manual with video links/downloads
  • Telephone and Skype consultation with Shihan Abbott
  • Cyber Sensei critique and correction included
  • Receive certification upon completion
  • Video updates

Price: $125.00 / one time certification fee

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"I had the unique privilege of training one on one with Dana Abbott, Shihan. I have been a martial artist for 42 years and a professional soldier for 24 years. His sword training was the best I have ever had! I learned basic, intermediate and advanced skills, we covered everything . . . I strongly recommend Shihan Abbott's sword training programs!"

Dane S. Harden Lt. Colonel (P), Senior Flight Surgeon, 3-278th ACR, U.S. Army

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