Traditional Japanese Sword Martial Art Taught Near Harrisonburg Va.

Elkton San Shin Kai Iaido teaches traditional Japanese Swordsmanship in Elkton Va., only about a 20 minute drive from Harrisonburg and JMU. Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido is a traditional Japanese koryu (old tradition) art using the samurai sword to immediately respond to an attack by drawing and cutting with one motion. Training includes solo kata practice, paired exercises called kumitachi, and tameshigiri, cutting bamboo or rolled rice straw mats.

We are affiliated with the North American San Shin Kai, an organization founded by Mitsuzuka Takeshi Sensei, who was one of the last students of Nakayama Hakudo Sensei.