USC
Shinkendo Swordsmanship Club
International Shinkendo Federation

Fall 2021 Practice is on campus: Wednesday and Friday, 8:00-10:00PM PDT, at PED201
First class: Wednesday, September 1st at 8:00PM PDT

Join us for the Involvement Fair on Augest 31st (In-Person) and September 2ed (Virtual)
The Shinkendo Swordsmanship Club is an official recreational club at the University of Southern California focusing on the instruction and practice of the traditional Japanese martial art of Shinkendo. The Shinkendo Swordsmanship Club is an authorized branch of the International Shinkendo Federation.

Shinkendō (眞劍道),"the way of the real sword," is a comprehensive form of traditional Japanese swordsmanship consisting of techniques and methods used by the samurai in ancient Japan. This art involves learning how to quickly draw and cut with the katana (sword) from the sheath, techniques of cutting and parrying, solo forms (kata) and partnered sparring, as well as test-cutting through targets using a live blade.

Shinkendo is not a sport but an enriching martial art that focuses on practical and effective technique, strengthening the body, cultivating the mind and spirit, and overall developing strong and capable individuals. In addition to the technical curriculum, students can expect rigorous instruction in traditional etiquette, philosophy, strategy, and history.

The founder of Shinkendo, Obata Toshishiro, is one of the most renowned martial artists and swordsmen in the world today.



 

Announcements:


Fall 2021 Practice is on campus: Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:00PM-10:00PM PDT at PED201
First class: Wednesday, September 1st at 8:00PM PDT

Join us for the Involvement Fair on Augest 31st (In-Person) and September 2ed (Virtual)

Contact Info:

Club Email: Shinken@usc.edu
President Hanchen Xie (EN/CHI):
Email: hanchenx@usc.edu, Wechat: Shawn-X

USC Impact documentary on Shinkendo now available online.