Genbu Sotojutsu is a Japanese sword style originating in the early 1800s. It has been passed down through the Kushida family and is now taught by Takashi Kushida-sensei in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Genbu Sotojutsu uses the Iaito-style sword as well as the bokuto, a heavier wooden sword with handguard.
At the Kobukan, a small group of students train in Genbu Sotojutsu when Akira Kushida-sensei visits, typically two to four times a year. In between visits, we meet to practice.
Unlike Aikido, study of Genbu Sotojutsu is by permission only, and classes and practice are not open to visitors. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.