Iaido

Iaido Demonstration at the Crow Collection on Asian Art

Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido is one of the oldest traditional sword schools of Japan. Its organization is credited to Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu (1542 – 1621). The iaido group at the Dojo follows the teachings of the 23rd Soke, Fukui Masato, leader of the Eishin Ryu Seitokai Iaido Association. The Dojo iaido group is directly connected to the Seitokai group in Japan through the Chiba Iaido group and receives instruction from the kaicho (head) of the Tendai Dojo of Chiba, Tanida Hiroshi-sensei (Hanshi 10 Dan).

The Denton Dojo is also on friendly terms with members of both the Seitokai group and Zen Nippon Iaido Renmei dojo in North America and Europe. The Dojo in Denton is directly connected to the dojo in Friendswood, TX (south of Houston); Baton Rouge, LA; Oklahoma City, OK; Tulsa, OK; Ruston, LA; San Antonio, TX; and Manistique, MI.

The purpose of the iaido group at the Dojo is to directly transmit all aspects of iaido to the next generation, as faithfully and correctly as possible. If you have an interest in traditional Japanese sword arts, please come by the Dojo for a visit.

Instructor 

The Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido class is taught by John Ray, Hachidan (8 Dan) Hanshi (MJER Seitokai).

Beikoku Tendai Iaido Kai (U.S. Tendai Iaido Group)

Kaicho – John Ray

Texas

Denton Dojo
Kancho – John Ray
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Clear Lake Dojo (Houston)
Kancho – Emily Egan
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San Antonio Dojo (Ginga Dojo)
Kancho – Jon Andresen
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Louisiana

Baton Rouge Dojo
Kancho – Neil Melancon
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Ruston Dojo (LA Tech Univ.)
Kancho – Jon Pearson
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Dojo
Kancho – Ed Smith 
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Tulsa Dojo
Kancho – Chris Guzik
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Michigan

Manistique Dojo (Bushido Karate)
Kancho – Jim Flores
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Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Seitokai

Fukui Masato, 23rd generation Head

Chiba, Japan

Tendai Dojo
Kaicho – Hiroshi Tanida (10 Dan)
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All Japan Iaido Federation (Zen Nihon Iaido Renmei)

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無双直伝英信流は、日本古来伝承の居合道の一流派で、その歴史は約450年前にまで遡ります。当道場は、無双直伝英信流正統会(正統第23代宗家・福井正孝將人先生)に所属し、毎年、千葉県天台道場より谷田博先生(10段範士)をお招きしてご指導を仰いでいます。

当道場は、フレンズウッド道場(テキサス州ヒューストン市南部)、バトン・ルージュ道場(ルイジアナ州)、オクラホマ・シティ道場(オクラホマ州)、トルサ道場(オクラホマ州)、カンザス・シティ道場(カンザス州)と定期的に稽古を実施しており、北米およびヨーロッパの正統会・全日本居合道連盟所属の道場とも交流を行っています。

当道場の稽古は、古来伝承の正統正流の居合道の技を、正しく次代に伝えていくことを目的としています。日本古来の居合道にご興味のある方は、ぜひ当道場にお越しください。