About Us

Mission Statement

Kokusai Iaido Hozen Kyokai cultivates character, knowledge, and skills through training in iaido, the art of traditional Japanese swordsmanship.

Additional priorities include:

  • Serve in the promotion, preservation, and education of traditional Japanese cultural arts and ways, including, but not limited to, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu iaido.

  • Hold instructional classes, seminars, and special events, within and beyond our affiliate's facilities, for the community's benefit.

  • Provide print and media information regarding traditional Japanese arts and culture through the website, social media, print publications, etc., as approved by the Board of Trustees.

  • Function as an accrediting body for dojo that can demonstrate a confirmable lineage to Japanese instructors within the Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu.

  • Oversee the issuance of rank and teaching titles in accordance with traditional Japanese standards.

  • Serve as a model of nonprofit governance best practices within traditional Japanese arts and ways and, in that capacity, serve as a resource for other organizations wishing to operate similarly.