Samurai Sword Soul (SSS) is a theater company based in New York. Since the founding of the company by Yoshi Amao in 2003, its members have been seeking to embody the SPIRIT of SAMURAI and to stage the ULTIMATE SWORD FIGHTING PERFORMANCE.
Their technique is based on a centuries-old traditional sword fighting style from Japan called Waki ryu. It also draws on the essence of kendo, iaido, karate, and kabuki dance. By blending these traditional influences with contemporary elements and their own artistry, they have established their unique “SAMURAI SWORD SOUL STYLE.”
With their combination of various entertaining elements, touching themes, and dazzling sword fighting scenes, their performances have thrilled audiences of all ages in NYC and other cities in the US.
SSS started to perform for the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2003. Since then, it has performed all over the US, Canada and Europe.
SSS performers are currently offering sword fighting classes at Peridance Capezio Center and Battery Dance Studio.
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