Who We Are...
Welcome to the home page of NYC Budo. At our Dojo's, we teach a various styles of traditional and modern Japanese martial arts. The name Masakatsukan is defined as "The Training Hall of True Victory". "True Victory" has deep significance in Japanese bujutsu and leads to the ultimate achievement in budo both technically and spiritually.
Dojo was founded in 2008 and is a
school of authentic "Budo" or martial ways. We strive to maintain a
traditional yet progressive atmosphere where the budo arts of Japan are
practiced. We are members and shibu of the Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei,
the All U.S. Kendo Federation, Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai/Jikishinkai and the Zen
Nihon Sogo Budo Renmei based in Kyoto.
Enshinkan derives its meaning from the
Japanese kanji “shin” and “enso”, the prior representing the highest
virtue Truth, while the latter has its origins in Zen philosophy. Enso,
“the circle” is a richly profound image symbolizing a limited
individual’s journey towards limitless Perfection. As the Japanese
warriors of the past believed the path of the sword is a path
to a Perfection, Enshinkan has adopted this image as the heart of their
training; believing from the beginning of life there is Perfection;
in the middle is the quest for Perfection; and the end, again,
culminates in Perfection.
Established in 2013 by members of
the former Shumeikan Dojo on Long Island, the core collective of
Enshinkan are the senior students of Moses Becerra Sensei, chief instructor of Tokubukan Dojo in Southern Florida. Enshinkan strives to offer traditional Kendo
that is honest, tenacious and elegant and is a member of the AEUSKF.
We are a semi-private dojo in which we are open to the public, but try to maintain a smaller group of dedicated students compared to other commercial schools. In doing so, we maintain the traditional teacher to student method of teaching which develops high caliber students. Those seeking to join should set up an appointment to see if our school is right for them.