Martial arts expert Matthew Smith, headmaster of Juko-Ryu Toide & Martial Arts Center, will come to the Syracuse Public Library to talk about samurai history and culture. He will also perform a sword demonstration.
Smith is a sensei in Kobujutsu and holds high rankings in several different weapon systems. He has studied martial arts for 29 years. Currently, Smith is a Hachidan/8th Dan in Juko-Ryu Toide-jutsu and the Division Head of Juko-Ryu Toide-jutsu for Juko-Kai International.
He noted, “I have a passion for self-mastery and for helping others reach their full potentials and to live Empowered.”
This presentation will cover the different lengths of weapons the samurai carried and a look at these warriors’ vast history and culture, including their Bushido Code.
Ages 10 and older can attend this program from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the downstairs meeting room. For information, contact young adult services librarian Michelle Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (574) 457-3022, ext. 2008.
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