Tate / Film Action Class at White Plains Main Dojo
Tate (group class) 1.5hour
Class will emphasize on techniques and skills of dynamic yet safe sword fighting with inheritance of its beauty of mode and action. All lessons begin with Torei (salute towards one’s partner and sword) and meditation. Class will teach basics such as drawing and sheathing sword, sequence, and single-person movements as well as interplay. Students will be equipped to move based on the camera angles and position. Class is comprehensive as it will also teach names of each sword parts, set movements and how to wear obi and hakama. Tate will improve posture and physical balance. Bamboo sword will be used. Sword, obi and hakama are available for rent.
Film Action (group class) 1.5hour
Class will focus on basic movements such as punch and kicks, as well as defensive action, reaction, throwing technique, knife action and gun action. We will use mittens and mats occasionally. Students will learn single-person movements as well as interplay with emphasis on camera angles and position, timing and pause with one’s partner.
Private Lesson Tate / Film Action 1hour
Recommended for beginners or individuals who are in need of learning specific action/movements in limited time due to audition or shooting schedules. Both tate and combat action can be taught. Class is especially recommended for professional actors to learn fighting skills corresponding to the role and historical background as well as movements based on camera angles and position.
White Plains Class 10 Class $250
■Other Fee This is not required, but in case you are planning to purchase. -Obi (Belt) $25 - Dojo Emblem $10*
*Cash or Check accepted. *There is no single class ticket. *We have also Katana (Takemitsu sword) and Obi belt rental for class, please feel free to ask us. *You don't need to purchase Gi (Dogi) or uniform at the beginner stage, however we recommend to bring comfortable and movable outfit for the first class. *If you are getting your own Do-gi (training uniform), please note that it should be a plain white one, NO LINE nor ANY DESIGN ON IT. And place the Dojo emblem on your left chest.
How to take class
(1) Please contact us with this form, including YOUR NAME, CONTACT INFORMATION, PREFERRED DATES FOR FIRST LESSON. And if you can include about your self briefly, such as whether you have experiences to learn Katana before, or you are performer or dancer....etc. that would be helpful for us to have an idea which class to recommend for you.
(2) We will arrange the date depending on the dates you send and our availabilities.
(3) Once we set the first class, we will send you the information including the address, directions and what to bring.