Colin Elgie 8th Dan
Patron: Hajime Hayabuchi (16th Soke), Araki Muninsai Ryu Iaido, Kobe, Japan
Araki Muninsai Ryu Iaido
Iaido is the art of using the Japanese katana - the traditional sword of the Samurai. Araki Muninsai Iaido is a style of Iaido which dates back many centuries. Soke Hajime Hyabuchi, the 16th headmaster of Araki Muninsai Ryu, is a patron of Shu-Ho Jujitsu Renmei.
Araki Muninsai Ryu Iaido techniques focus on speed and precision. Students learn techniques in batches, and spend time between gradings practising new techniques whilst also improving previous techniques.
The Araki Muninsai Ryu Iaido website can be found here.