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Looking for good English Friendly Iaido Dojo in Tokyo

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    I've never practiced Iaido in my life and I'm intent on practicing it. I've read about it and it sounds very interesting and beneficial. Unfortunately I do not know Japanese so I would need an English friendly dojo to practice at. Your recommendations would be highly appreciated.

    I live in Gotanda (Yamanote line).

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  • #2
    Another link to an English-friendly dojo with Iaido is
    The dojo in Itabashi Ward is reachable via Tobu Tojo line - get off station is Shomoakatsuka - or/and Yurakucho line - get off at Akatsuka station, use Exit 1. Train info at
    Train Route Finder by Jorudan Co. Ltd. (Norikae-Annai). T-S


    • #3
      Shubukan dojo in Tokio

      my friends go to Shubukan dojo - Yesumichi Ogino sensei.

      Here is the link for english speaking people:

      Main webpage of dojo is here:


      • #4
        Thanks guys. I appreciate your help.


        • #5
          Honda sensei has several English speakers at his MJER me if you want some details...

          I say English, but its actually only Canadian...


          • #6
            Niina gosoke teaches Meishi-ha Mugai ryu at the Suimokai hombu dojo in Tokyo ... He's got several native English speakers that practice there.


            • #7
              so.... have you gone to a dojo yet???


              • #8
                Hey yea thanks I ended up registering at Tort-Speed's recomended dojo. Its pretty good but the sensei doesn't know how to communicate well with super newbs like me.


                • #9
                  Sorry anas.aljumally...I hadn't meant to "recommend" but to let you know it's there. I had been told the instructor was infinitely patient but in fact there was no word on HIS English communications, only that the head of the dojo, a Mr. Kubo who it seems harkens back to the essence of budo etiquette [which these days in many training halls, is fast expiring], was fluent and that there were a number of non-Japanese members. Apologies if I steered you into muddy waters. T-S


                  • #10
                    Just take what you can get, Anas. And have fun.