Welcome to Shin Bu Kan Guildford

We are part of an international family of dojos that practice Musō Shinden Ryū Iaido and Seitei Iai. Shin Bu Kan was founded by Sensei Victor Cook, 7th Dan Kyoshi, in 1979.

Iaido is a Japanese martial art or budo, usually translated as 'the way of drawing the sword and cutting', although 'the way of being prepared' is more accurate. The forms we practice are mostly solo kata using a Japanese sword. The “Gallery” page contains some photos of practice.

We train in the village of Normandy, a few miles west of Guildford. Click
here for training times and locations, and here to contact us to discuss joining the dojo.