Body & Blade Fitness

Body & Blade is a fun and playful workout that is open to everyone! Channel your inner warrior with sword cuts, strikes and blocks for a unique physical challenge. Using a bokken – the traditional Japanese practice sword, you will move through a total body workout that incorporates core strength, cardio-training, balance and mental focus. Modifications are built in so you can ease into or ramp up the workout according to your fitness level.
 
Moving with your bokken, you can feel the extension and expansion of your energy from an increased range of motion through space. You will learn to connect your breath with your movement to create a flow of energy that will help energize you throughout the workout and into your daily life.
 
Over our years of studying traditional Japanese sword arts, we came to recognize that aside from the satisfaction that comes from the rigor of intensive training, the *fact* is that swinging a sword is just plain fun!  We began to wonder if there was a way to merge our love of sword training with our interest in mind/body health and fitness. With over 30 years of combined martial arts experience, as well as an ongoing study of yoga, bodyweight exercises, locomotion movements and nutrition, we developed our Body & Blade program. 
 
You don’t have to be a martial artist to join a Body & Blade workout – just drop in to our group fitness class and find your inner Samurai today! 
 
YOUR FIRST CLASS FROM NOW TO THE END OF JANUARY IS FREE!
Fridays at 7:30am 
518-943-4000   info@rivertideaikikai.org