Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho - Samurai Martial Arts

Nami Ryu Monthly Class

Wave Mon Vector


Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho - Samurai Martial Arts

Nami Ryu Monthly Class

Wave Mon Vector

Welcome to Seattle’s Sato Bu Kan Dojo

(Dojo of the Awakening Warrior)

Come learn how to move in the world and teach your body and brain to trust each other.

We are a martial arts school in Seattle, WA, dedicated to the study of samurai arts including:

Japanese sword - arts and classical weaponry (wakizashi, tanto, naginata, etc.)

Aiki-jujutsu – the root art of modern Jujutsu and Aikido

System of Strategy – Practical self-defense applications and awareness training

We are located in Alpha Martial Arts, 20 minutes north of Seattle.


7555 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117


7:45pm to 9:30pm


7:45pm - 9:30pm


Nami ryu Aiki Heiho

We are an official Nami ryu Aiki Heiho dojo. Joshua Ross Sensei is a certified Nami ryu instructor under James Williams Sensei.

Nami ryu means “wave style” and refers to the fact that energy travels in waves. This wave effect is one of the underlying physical principles of our art. As a result, practitioners of Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho seek to resolve physical and mental conflicts by using the laws of physics and natural movement, which in turn create a tactical advantage over an opponent.

Our system is comprised of unarmed techniques (Aiki-jujutsu) taken directly from the study of kenjutsu and iaijutsu sword arts.

Our Principles

The concepts of awareness, blending with and deceiving an opponent, and subtle movement using laws of physics are all used to facilitate an attacker’s defeat.

These and many other principals of strategy are learned through the study of the Japanese sword. The same principles learned through the sword are then applied to Aikijujutsu unarmed martial arts.

Sato Bu Kan Dojo is a school for training in the ancient martial arts (bujutsu) and strategies (heiho, or hyoho) that were exclusively used by the samurai. Our curriculum covers a wide range of bugei (Japanese martial arts), which encompass skills that were once necessary for the Samurai warrior in the performance of his martial duties. These practical skills are translated into teachings applicable in modern times.

Benefits of Nami ryu Training

  • Learn how to move in the world
  • Calmness of Mind and Spirit
  • Understanding of Tactics and Strategy
  • Increased Awareness
  • Practical Ability
  • Self-defense
  • Winning Attitude

We provide professional instruction in an environment of  CourtesyIntegrityResponsibility, and Self Discipline. Training with us will provide you with lifetime skills that will allow you to realize your potential.

We train students and members in all ages (14+). Please contact us if you are visiting the area and would like to join us for training.

Whatever your experience level or prior martial arts experience, we invite you to schedule a time to observe or participate in an Aiki-jujutsu or kenjutsu class.