Welcome to
Albany Samurai Arts

We are the Storm Crow Dojo

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About Us

  • We have our roots in ancient systems but have evolved our strategy and tactics to reflect the modern world we live in.
  • We do not practice sport or competition but instead we focus on combat and self-defense.
  • Located in the heart of the capital region, Latham NY.

Meet Our Instructors

John Savaria III

John Saviaria III, founder of the Storm Crow Dojo, has studied Kenjutsu and Aiki Jujutsu for 23 years, instructing for 12.

Andrew Kitterman

Andrew Kitterman has studied Kenjutsu and Aiki Jujutsu for 13 years and has been instructing for 4 years.

Ancient Principles
Modern Solutions

We focus primarily on the study and practice of Samurai Arts:

  • Kenjutsu - Japanese Sword Arts, including Wakizashi.
  • Tantojutsu - Japanese knife art.
  • Iaijutsu - Art of drawing the sword rapidly with combative intent.
  • Aiki Jujutsu - The base martial art where modern Jujitsu and Aikido were formed.
  • Modern Jujutsu - Military hand-to-hand combat system that starts with a simple to use, easy to remember, and brutally effective self defense which grows into a sophisticated system demanding immediate results.

Meet Our Instructors Learn from patient and experienced instructors. Find out more on our About Us page.

Learn With Others Have fun learning and growing with a group of awesome like minded individuals. Join the #SamuraiInTraining movement.

Kenjutsu Knowledge of the sword is essential to learning the unarmed arts of the samurai.

Tantojutsu The knife is another tool used to further understand ancient principles.

Modern Jujutsu Our hand-to-hand combat stems directly from our swordmanship.

Learn At Your Own Speed This school is intended to take people with no experiene and coach them through their development and mastry.

Class Schedule

Classes Every Sunday
10:30am – 12:30pm

Get in touch


3 Johnson Road, Latham, NY, 12110

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