The Ryu

We are part of an international family of dojos that practice Musō Shinden Ryū Iaido and Seitei Iai. Shin Bu Kan in the UK was founded by Sensei Victor Cook, 7th Dan Kyoshi, in 1979. We can trace our linage directly back to the founding of Musō Shinden Ryū.

There are other Shin Bu Kan dojos in
Southampton, Rochester, Warwick, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight. Shin Bu Kan dojos can also be found in Vancouver, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

Our students may take kyu and dan gradings under the auspices of the
British Kendo Association. All students must be members of the BKA for insurance reasons.

As a reminder, carrying a sword in public is illegal unless you are a registered member of the BKA or a similar organisation.