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Our Style of Iaido

About Our Style of Iaido

Our dojo is a member of the North American San Shin Kai founded by Mitsuzuka Takeshi Sensei. The North American San Shin Kai is an organization that governs how our dojo teaches the art of Iaido.

Per the North American San Shin Kai, our dojo teaches 7 sets of Kata.

Our dojo's primary set of is the style of Muso Shinden Ryu. This style consists of the following 3 sets:

Shoden (Omori ryu) = 12 count kata set

Chuden (Hasegawa) = 10 count kata set

Okuden (Oku Iai) = 19 count kata set 






We also teach 2 Kendo based sets:

Seitei Gata (Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei) 
= 12 count kata set

Nihon Kendo Kata (Kumitachi) 
= 10 count kata set

As well we teach to 2 uncommon Iaido kata sets:

Keishi Ryu = count 5 kata set

Shindo Munen Ryu = count 12 kata set


Finally, we teach Tameshigiri (The Japanese art of test cutting)