Information About Training
WHO - Due to the nature of the training, it can be extremely dangerous. As such, only mature, focused, and dedicated individuals will be allowed to join.
WHAT - Hōten Ryū is practiced both solo and in pairs using a variety of weapons. This training includes swords (katana); weighted-chains (kusari fundo); truncheon (tetsujou); hidden weapons (hibuki); and much more.
WHERE - Near downtown Tempe. Hōten Ryū is a battlefield art, so training will often be conducted outdoors. The exact location will change according to the needs of the class.
WHEN - Sunday mornings, 8am-10:30am. (Days of the week may change according to the needs of the class.)
Houten Ryuu 法典流
Translating the exact meaning of words from Japanese to English can lead to confusion. Nevertheless, I have listed the literal meanings of the characters (Kanji) below:
法典 HOUTEN - Means "Code" or "Law" or even "Body of Laws"
流 RYUU - Means "Flow", "Stream", or "Current"
Enten Doujou 炎天道場
炎天 ENTEN - Means "Blazing Heat", "Boiling Sun", or "Scorching Heavens"
道場 DOUJOU - "Place of the Way"