Soke’s first day in Phoenix

Soke arrived only last night, but he has already started meeting people and enjoying the sites of our city. Today he, along with Sensei Corella, went to visit Taiko master Ken Koshio at his dojo,which is also located in Phoenix, Arizona. This was a great visit, allowing traditional masters of […]

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Welcome Soke!

Every year our Soke,Hajime Hayabuchi, visits us here at our Phoenix dojo. Soke (pronounced So-kay) means “headmaster” and it is the top rank at our school. Our Soke is the 16th Soke of the original or true line of Araki Muninsai Ryu Iaido. He was chosen by his grandfather Miyuki […]

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Join us for the last day of Matsuri!

  One day down, one to go – the Kenshin Dojo had a great day on Saturday demonstrating our form of Iaido for the people at Matsuri. Today, Sunday the 26th, we will be demonstrating at 2:30 on the Monroe stage. You’ll be able to see traditional kata passed through […]

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Join us at Matsuri

Our Dojo is proud to be demonstrating Araki Ryu Iaido techniques at this years Matsuri in downtown Phoenix. Come and learn about practicing Iaido during this fun, two day events. About Matsuri The Arizona Matsuri is an annual festival which celebrates Japanese culture and heritage, traditional and modern. It started […]

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Himeji Castle in Himeji, Japan

Our home Dojo is located in Kobe, Japan, which is just  40 miles away from our sister city of Himeji. This beautiful town became a Phoenix Sister City in 1976. Pictured here is Himeji Castle (姫路城, Himejijō) which is considered a national treasure. This large and well-preserved castle is actually […]

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