San Antonio Muso Jikiden Iaido Dojo

Who are we?

Iaidō is one of Japan's oldest martial arts and our iaidō ryū (style) is called Musō Jikiden Eishin Ryū (MJER). We are members of the MJER Seitōkai (正統会, Orthodox Association), which is the main line branch of MJER iaidō in Japan. The 23rd consecutive Soke (head master) of our ryū is Fukui Masato Sensei, who is also the president of the Zen Nihon Iaidō Renmei (全日本居合道連盟, ZNIR, All Japan Iaidō Federation). 


Our dojo is directly connected with Emily Egan Sensei, Nanadan (7th dan rank) Kyoshi (教士, teacher license) who heads Clear Lake Iaido in Houston, TX. Through Egan Sensei we are immediately affiliated with John Ray Sensei, Jun Hanshi (準範士, associate master teacher license) Hachidan (8th dan rank), who heads The Dojo, in Denton, TX. Via Ray Sensei we are students of Tanida Sensei, Judan (10th dan rank) Hanshi (範士, master teacher license), who heads Tendai Dōjō (天台道場) in Chiba City, Japan. The kanchō (dojo leader), Jon Andresen, is a direct student of Emily Egan Sensei, and holds a Renshi (練士, instructor license) Nanadan (7th dan) rank in MJER iaidō. Andresen Sensei is dedicated to MJER iaidō as his only martial art and began studying iaidō under Egan Sensei in 2004.

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