Saturday 25  January 2020: Iaido

08:45 – 09:30 Dojo open & registration
09:30 – 09:45 Opening Seminar
09:45 – 13:00 Seminar
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch break
13.30 – 16:30 Taikai
16:45 – 17:30 Awards and closing ceremony
17:30 – 18:30 Grading – ikkyu to godan

Times are estimates and subject to change.


For the the event, we will have the honour of welcoming several high grades from arouIMG_3746nd Europe. The teachers during the iaido seminar will be:
Jock Hopson, kyoshi 7th dan
Aad van de Wijngaart, kyoshi 7th dan
René van Amersfoort, kyoshi 7th dan
André Schiebroek, kyoshi 7th dan
Patrik Demuynck, kyoshi 7th dan
Takao Momiyama, renshi 7th dan


The costs of participation in the seminar depend on whether you participate in only iaido or both iaido and jodo as well as on the time and method of payment. As we want to encourage advance payment by transfer, those who pay using this method will get a 10% discount.

Participation in the iaido seminar and taikai only
advance payment: € 18.00
cash at the venue: € 20.00

If you wish to participate in both the iaido and jodo days:
advance payment: € 36.00
cash at the venue: € 40.00


IaidoThe iaido tournament will include matches in the following seven categories: mudan (including ikkyu), shodan, nidan, sandan, yondan, godan and rokudan.

The pool matches will consist of three kata, with torei performed outside the shiaijo. The knockout matches will have five kata instead of three, whilst the torei will still be outside the shiaijo. (please note: this is subject to change)
The finals will take place at the end of the day. These matches will also have five kata and will include both beginning and ending torei within the shiaijo. Please be aware of the fact that timekeeping will be enforced for these matches.

Jodo is on Sunday; click here for the programme.