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Training with a Personal Karate Coach

Tokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Yusuke

2 hours
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This experience is for individuals or groups who have karate experience and want to improve their skills in Japan. Therefore we only take 2 participants at a maximum. The flow of the lesson is as follows:

①Changing into Dogi

②Bowing and Meditating
Just like the saying in karate, "Karate starts and ends with a bow". Although bowing is usually misjudged as a simple gesture, it is a profound movement that is applied to all of the basic punches and kicks. We will also meditate to elevate our focus.

③Consultation Time
I will listen to the problems that you are currently facing. It can be about Kata or Kumite. By understanding your goal, I will make your personal training menu for the class. It will be 100% tailormade.

④Training!

⑤Advice on your future training methods
Other things to note
Our class is taught either in English, Chinese, or Japanese.
Also, it's free to watch the lesson! If your family member or friend is interested
but doesn't want to exercise, we welcome them for free.
This experience is for individuals or groups who have karate experience and want to improve their skills in Japan. Therefore we only take 2 participants at a maximum. The flow of the lesson is as follows:

①Changing into Dogi

②Bowing and Meditating
Just like the saying in karate, "Karate starts and ends with a bow". Although bowing is usually misjudged as a simple gesture, it is a profound movement that is applied to all…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    water
  • Transportation
    pick up to the station (walking)
  • Equipment
    karate uniform, photo/video data
From $100
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Yusuke

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Yusuke:
I've trained under the disciple of Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan, and known as a “father of modern karate”. I grew up with a rich heritage KARATE practice, becoming the black belt master of The Japan Karate Federation official approval. Moreover, I coach middle and high school athletes, leading them to prefecture wide competitions.

Natsu:
Karate is my passion. Beginning my karate career from 5 years old, I have a black belt for 2 main styles: Shotokan and Wado. I have recently won a Kumite tournament in Kanagawa!

Check our Instagram @karate_in_tokyo for tutorial videos!
Yusuke:
I've trained under the disciple of Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan, and known as a “father of modern karate”. I grew up with a rich heritage KARATE practice, becoming the black belt master of The Japan Karate Federation official approval. Moreover, I coach middle and high school athletes, leading them to prefecture wide competitions.

Natsu:
Karate is my passion. Beginning my karate career from 5 years old, I have a black belt for 2 main styles: Shotokan an…
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Where you'll be

We pride ourselves on the fact that our dojo is also a Japanese traditional TEMPLE. Therefore not only can participants experience karate but also interact with Priest Enomoto.

The surrounding areas have a downtown local vibe, much calmer than the busy cities of Tokyo. If you want to see the everyday life of an average Japanese, this town would be perfect.


Also located only 20min from Tokyo station, you can plan another activity on that day!

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Nathan
December 2019
The Lessons i learned from my karate at home were very different, but his teachings changed my perspective of Shotokan karate and what it really is about. Taking his classes gave me more knowledge about every detail there is to shotokan karate! I recommend his class! Yusuke is very kind and friendly, you won’t regret taking his class. I arrived there with just expectations but I went home with a new friend and knowledge!
The Lessons i learned from my karate at home were very different, but his teachings changed my perspective of Shotokan karate and what it really is about. Taking his classes gave m…
Jacinta
October 2019
Yusuke is a very friendly and welcoming instructor with expert knowledge of Karate. More importantly he has the ability to easily convey this knowledge to the student. The dojo is absolutely amazing. Excellent value for money. I would thoroughly 100% recommend this karate experience 🥋
Yusuke is a very friendly and welcoming instructor with expert knowledge of Karate. More importantly he has the ability to easily convey this knowledge to the student. The dojo is…
Julie
October 2019
Yusuke was an excellent host and extremely clever teacher. His friendly persona was balanced with respect and cultural interest. The Temple dojo was an amazing setting that enhanced the experience and reinforced the authenticity. This was a fantastic experience that I would highly recommend.
Yusuke was an excellent host and extremely clever teacher. His friendly persona was balanced with respect and cultural interest. The Temple dojo was an amazing setting that enhance…
Annette
October 2019
Thank you for a wonderful, once in a life time, experiense. I've learnt so much from you. You are an amazing teacher and very kind. I would suggest anyone with or without previous experiense to go and take a class with Yusuke. As someone with experiense I leanrt a lot and I really feel that Yusuke took me to a next level of understanding and my technique got a lot better. Thanks a lot, Roi Aknin, 15 years old from Tel Aviv, Israel
Thank you for a wonderful, once in a life time, experiense. I've learnt so much from you. You are an amazing teacher and very kind. I would suggest anyone with or without previ…
Rebecka
October 2019
A great experience. Yusuke was very kind and adjusted the experience to my level. We also talked and compered our experiences and overall had a wonderful time. If you practice karate then having a lesson with Yusuke is a must when you visit Tokyo!
A great experience. Yusuke was very kind and adjusted the experience to my level. We also talked and compered our experiences and overall had a wonderful time. If you practice kara…
Lisa
August 2019
This experience was a highlight of my holiday to japan. Yusuke made our whole family feel so welcome. My son and I both do karate and even though our styles differ, it was so interesting and fun comparing the two styles. I learned a lot from this experience and couldn’t have asked for it to be any better. We got some great pictures but most of all, came away with such a wonderful memory! I highly recommend this experience to anyone interested whether you do karate or not! Absolutely fantastic!!!
This experience was a highlight of my holiday to japan. Yusuke made our whole family feel so welcome. My son and I both do karate and even though our styles differ, it was so in…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

for ladies, t-shirt to wear under the karate uniform