Seiro Kan Dojo
Seiro Kan dojo is run by Brian Morrison Sensei in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, and teaches the classical Japanese sword style of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. This is a traditional Japanese martial art (referred to as a koryu) and this style of swordsmanship can trace its lineage back to c.1590 CE. It now has its roots in the Tosa region of Japan on the island of Shikoku.
Brian Morrison Sensei is a student of Iwata Norikazu Sensei, 19th generation Hanshi of the Zenkoku Roshukai, and is dedicated to passing on the teachings of his Sensei.
Sadly Iwata Sensei passed away on 1st January 2011 having dedicated the later part of his life to passing on meaningful Iai based on the methods of Oe Masamichi, the 17th generation Headmaster of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. It was very important to Iwata Sensei that the old techniques are retained and passed on to future generations. This continues through his many students in Japan and throughout the world.
Muso - without equal
Jikiden - transmitted teacher to student
Eishin - a master swordsman and 7th Headmaster
Ryu - way or style
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu can be referred to as Iaido or Iaijutsu. This Dojo teaches the traditional techniques with emphasis placed on correct body movement and effective Iai. This is a different training technique than one might find in other schools of Iaido and makes for strong, dynamic Iai.
You can use this site to find our club training times and locations. You can also read about the history of the Nottingham club, lineage of the Japanese school to which we belong and the Seiro Kan Nottingham instructors.