The way of drawing, cutting and sheathing the Japanese sword 

The Katana and Budo

The Japanese sword, known as the katana, is at the very root of Japanese budo. An understanding of this magnificent weapon and its use is invaluable to anyone attempting to understand or study Japanese budo.

Iaido lineage

The founder of what is today known as the Muso Shinden Ryu, was Hojo Jinsuke Shigenobu, though at the time, in the middle of the 16th century, the name Muso Shinden Ryu had not yet come into existence. It was not until 1933 when the 16th Sokei, headmaster, of the Shimomura-ha, Nakayama Hakudo Sensei adopted the name Muso Shinden Ryu Batto-Jitsu.

At EBR, our lineage can be traced as follows:

  • Nakayama Hokudo Sensei
  • Mitsuzuka Sensei
  • Malcom Tiki Shewan Sensei
  • Jaff Raji Sensei

For more on Iaido

For a complete history and in-depth look at this art please refer to www.fei-iai.ch - the official site of the European Iaido Federation