Live by the sword, die by the sword is a common saying related to the savagery of war or a lifestyle that would bring about an unhappy ending. The reality of sword training is very different from this and teaches us the culture of the sword because that is where the training brings the person and eventually the personality that becomes intertwined with this culture. It breeds a very different understanding of why one would train with the sword and defines the art in its true light. The culture of the sword is of course intrinsically tied to warfare but it has a disciplined nature and that makes it very different to firing a gun or even training with a knife. There is of course discipline in all weapons training but the Japanese sword was taken to a much higher level and with it those who afford themselves that time and patience in becoming part of that training in its most stringent and controlled manner become enamoured to its power and more so its strength.
At Shogun.ie Navan and Mullingar students come to train for many different reasons, some simply love the culture of Japan and its history. It is important to know that history makes you what you are and by immersing yourself in the culture of what you are learning history becomes a part of you.
The power of a sword is in its cut and ultimately in one who wields it well, but Its strength, when realised, is not one of warfare it is of the forging of a more disciplined mind.
Kyoshi Martin O’Raghaillaigh
GRANDMASTER KIMURA MASSAGI
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Our Ninja Kids birthday parties are unique and completely different to every other birthday party out there.
We do parties with a difference!
Everyone wants to be a ninja and in just one fun filled party your kid and their friends can become trainee ninjas for the day. 1 and 1/2 hours of ninja based games run by the shogun.ie ninja clan, a team of experienced martial artists and kids entertainers.
We supply everything except the cake. All our food is prepared with fresh wholesome ingredients and laid out Japanese style. A bowl of noodles to slurp with chopsticks and fresh homemade sandwiches with a few treats thrown in.
We provide party bags for all the kids and a special ninja gift bag for the birthday kid who’s aim is to complete his/her mission in becoming a member of the shoguns clan.
The ninja will then enter the dojo (sacred training hall) and cut the cake with a sword and finally present the birthday kid with their own special ninja scroll.
Our parties are run from our specially built Japanese training halls known as dojos creating an oriental atmosphere with swords and weapons adorning the walls and a Japanese suit of armour in our shop window known as Takeda.
Our parties start at €200 catering for up to 12 kids. For each child after this it is €16 per head up to a maximum of 18 kids.
Remember! we supply absolutely everything except the cake including 1 and 1/2 hours of fun filled Ninja games, party bags and special Ninja gift for the birthday kid and don’t forget ‘The Shoguns Ninja cutting the cake with a real sword’.
Enter the dojo and let the games begin
For more info just give us a call on 0858808265
leave a message at 0469074530
drop into the shop next to Mileys garage Dublin Rd MULLINGar. Or just fill in the form at the bottom of this page and drop us a line