Who says you can’t be a fierce warrior AND a skilled artist?! Not the Samurai!
Camp Japan is a unique day camp combining martial arts, art and culture. Taught by black belts, artists, musicians, professional educators and more, we offer hands-on experiences for all the five senses. Hosted at a state-of-the-art martial arts dojo, we also go on fun-filled field trips to local museums and parks. Campers bond in an immersive experience for the mind, body and heart, expanding their skills in creativity, fitness, coordination, self-defense, cooperation, leadership, focus and reflection while exploring and having fun!
Highlights from Camp Japan 2013 are shown below, including:
Aikido open hand and traditional weapons practice: bokken, jo, tanto
Samurai Codes & Armor, Taiko Drumming, Japanese Tea Ceremony,
Japanese Anime films & Manga comics, Sumi-e brush painting
Relief Printing, Japanese folklore & ghost stories, Daruma Dolls
Zen Meditation, Japanese language
Eating mochi (rice paste cakes), noodles, sushi
Visiting Japantown and the Asian Art Museum
For more about Suginami Aikikai’s Camp Japan AND ongoing kid’s classes, visit:
Contact: Daisy Colchie – bewithart(at)gmail.com
- Camp Japan: Enjoying Japanese food at Mifune Bistro in Japantown
- Camp Japan: Aikido techniques at Suginami Aikikai, SF
- Steal the Tanto Game: Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF