Homon-ji Iaido

Japanese Swordsmanship Classes

Homonji Iaido is a practice based on techniques from the Koryu (old style) Japanese Sword Art Tamiya Ryu Iaijutsu. Our focus is on gaining balance, mindfulness, discipline and harmony in our lives.

Classes are open to people of all abilities, from absolute beginners to experienced martial artists. Students must be at least 16 years of age to start training. We use bokuto (wooden sword), shinai (bamboo sword) and Iaito (safe practice sword) and safety equipment while sparing. Shinken (live blades) are never allowed in classes (unless for special occasions, such as test cutting).

Our practice:

We take a holistic approach to understanding Japanese Sword Arts. Through the study of various approaches, our students gain a well rounded education and practice. Our six areas of focus includes: Focus exercises (active practice, both solo and with partner), Kumitachi (paired kata forms), Kata practice (traditional forms), Randori (freestyle sparing with partner), Mindfulness practice (slow, controlled solo forms) and Mokusou (short meditation to clear the mind)

Our Locations:

Homonji Iaido Honbu: Dharma Gate Zen, Troy

Class schedule: 
Sunday 12:00-1:00pm All member
Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm Foundations Class
Thursday 7:00-8:00pm Focus

Homonji Iaido Branch: Dynamic Martial Arts, Shelby Township

Class schedule:
Wednesday 7:45-8:45pm
Saturday 11:45am-12:45pm

Additional costs apply per location to train, please contact either Hoden Sensei ([email protected]) for Dharma Gate Homonji location information, or Davis (Genshi) Sensei for information about training at DMA (DMA Dojo Website/). New students are welcome to visit class before deciding to join. We will cover additional information or costs in person.