News and Events

Location: Rain City FC (Map)
  Day of the week: Wednesdays
  Time: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
See more details below.

PNKF Shinsa Kai
Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00AM - 12:00PM Iaido
  3 Dan and below
11:30AM Registration for Kendo
12:30PM sharp be ready to start!
  4 Dan and below
Kent Commons (Map)
525 4th Ave N, Kent, WA

2017 NCIA Iaido Fall Camp
at San Jose Betsuin Church (Map)
San Jose, California
with returning swordmaster
 Ito, Tomaharu Sensei
  Iaido 8th Dan
  Kendo 8th Dan
Friday, September 1 through
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Shinsa will be included.
More info as soon as it is available!

PNKF Iaido Seminar & Taikai
at Rain City Fencing Center (Map)
with returning swordmasters
 Noguchi, Hideo Sensei
  Iaido Kyoshi 8th Dan
 Aoki, Shigehiro Sensei
  Iaido Kyoshi 7th Dan, and
 Suzuki, Kaoru Sensei
  Iaido Kyoshi 7th Dan
Friday, Sept 22nd through
Sunday, Sept 24th, 2017
Click Registration Packet to open.

Tameshigiri at Musokai
First steps will be paper cutting
using bokuto only.
Click here to learn more.

Musokai Dojo

We are a school of Japanese Swordsmanship (Iaido) in the style and tradition of Muso Shinden-ryu.

Our dojo name honors the original vision and teachings of Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu (1546-1621), universally considered the originator of all styles of Iaido. In the late 1500's Hayashizaki Sensei founded his own style of swordsmanship called Shinmei Muso-ryu, which became the foundation of both Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu and Muso Shinden Eishin-ryu. In 1932 Nakayama Hakudo founded Muso Shinden-ryu, wishing to return to the original vision of Hayashizaki Sensei.

Introduction to Iaido

This YouTube video is an excellent introductory look at Iaido, featuring

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Swordsmanship at Musokai

We study and practice Iaido using practice swords (iaito). These weapons look and feel like Samurai swords (katana), though the unsharpened blade is made of lighter metal alloys.

Please see About Iaido to get more of a sense of what this fascinating martial art is like.

As in all Iaido dojos around the world, for safety our practice is limited to facing only an imaginary opponent. To bring that opponent out of the realm of imagination, some Musokai students also practice Kendo Kata.


~ Please see Kendo at Musokai to learn more. ~







Musokai is affiliated with:

All certificates of rank are issued under the authority of these two Kendo Federations. Musokai members also maintain individual membership in the Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation (PNKF) which includes de facto membership in the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF). Please check the document posted on our Sign Up Page to learn more.

If you are looking for Iaido training possibly closer to home than Musokai Dojo, please review the other fine Iaido dojos listed here.