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Genwakan | 厳和館 | Alameda Iaido

Classical Japanese BUDO in Alameda
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Alameda IAIDO Winter 2023 session

Jan 12, 2023 – Mar 18, 2023

Alameda Recreation and Park Department WINTER 2023 session, adult and youth iaido classes.

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido / 無雙直傳英信流居合道

Classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword with unbroken line of transmission from the late 16th century. The purpose of iaido practic...

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Alameda IAIDO Fall 2022 session

Sep 8, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022

Alameda Recreation and Park Department FALL 2022 session, adult and youth iaido classes.

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido / 無雙直傳英信流居合道

Classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword with unbroken line of transmission from the late 16th century. The purpose of iaido practice ...

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Alameda IAIDO Summer 2022 session

Jun 23, 2022 – Aug 11, 2022

Alameda Recreation and Park Department SUMMER 2022 session, June 23 - August 11, adult and youth iaido classes.

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido / 無雙直傳英信流居合道

Classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword with unbroken line of transmission from the late 16th century. The pur...

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Alameda IAIDO Spring 2022 session

Apr 2, 2022 – Jun 4, 2022

Alameda Recreation and Park Department SPRING 2022 session starts on April 2nd, adult and youth classes.

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido / 無雙直傳英信流居合道

Classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword with unbroken line of transmission from the late 16th century. The purpose of...

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Alameda IAIDO winter session

Jan 13, 2022 – Mar 31, 2022

ARPD WINTER 2022 session starts on January 13th, adult and youth classes.

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido / 無雙直傳英信流居合道

Classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword with unbroken line of transmission from the late 16th century. The purpose of Iaido practice is to develop a...

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Alameda Iaido Nov-Dec 2021 session

Nov 4, 2021 – Dec 11, 2021

November-December 2021 session starts on November 4th in Alameda Veterans Building

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido / 無雙直傳英信流居合道

Classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword with unbroken line of transmission from the late 16th century. The purpose of Iaido practice is to ...

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Alameda Iaido FALL 2021 session

Sep 9, 2021 – Oct 30, 2021

Alameda Iaido 厳和館 FALL 2021 session starts on September 9th.

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido / 無雙直傳英信流居合道
Classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword with unbroken line of transmission from the late 16th century. The purpose of Iaido practice is to develop awareness, calm...

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Alameda Iaido summer session

Jun 24, 2021 – Aug 12, 2021

Alameda Iaido 厳和館 SUMMER 2021 session starts on June 24.

Classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword with unbroken line of transmission from the late 16th century. The purpose of Iaido practice is to develop awareness, calm mind, and mental and physical harmony. Another...

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Alameda Iaido spring session II

Apr 22, 2021 – May 29, 2021

Alameda spring 2021 session II starts on April 22.

Classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword with unbroken line of transmission from the late 16th century. The purpose of Iaido practice is to develop awareness, calm mind, and mental and physical harmony. Another commo...

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Testimonials

3 months ago
The quality of any martial arts training depends largely on the dojo in which it is practiced. And the dojo is a reflection of the Sensei that leads it. Mikhail Sensei leads Alameda Iaido and Genwakan Iaido Dojō with such a humble grace, always putting his students first, regardless of rank or experience while exhibiting a true understanding and remarkable prowess with the sword. That, coupled with an unflagging dedication to the direct transmission of this 450 year old art form and a meticulous scrutiny in his own practice make Alameda Iaido and Genwakan Iaido dojō the perfect place to train, learn and grow as a martial artist interested in Japanese swordsmanship. Mikhail Sensei goes out of his way to help students achieve their maximum potential and has never ever allowed ego or pettiness to make its way into the dojo either on or off the mat. His encyclopedic knowledge of all things related to this school of swordsmanship is shared generously and I personally have benefitted man...
- Ron C
3 months ago
Though I am located in Vancouver and train under Hiro Inoue sensei, I have had the privilege to train with Mikhail sensei as well in person, and online over the last 15 + years. Despite residing in different countries, we always pick up where we left off as if no time has past. Mikhail Sensei is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to Iaido, but doesn’t wear that on his sleeve. He is a person of humility who never asks others what dan ranking they are, does not advertise is own rank, and most certainly never holds his own rank over others. I found that when teaching, he has always been kind, open minded, and understanding, which are traits that I still need to master when instructing my own students. I found him to be loyal to fellow sensei (including mine) and treated all of our members in Vancouver as friends, regardless of rank. He is always attending Seito Seiryu Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Kokusai Renmei events, all over the world, which clearly demonstrates a significant c...
ミスタードーナツ
3 months ago
Mikhail Sensei is one of the most knowledgeable and humble practitioners of Iaido I have ever met. I have learned so much from him over the years and always enjoyed practice with him. He is extremely committed to the direct and unaltered teaching of MJER Iaido, and holding himself and students to a high standard of adherence to the teachings of our school. Personally, I have enjoyed each opportunity to socialize with Mikhail Sensei around seminars at the social gatherings and gained much from his appreciation of martial arts and Japanese culture. I look forward to the next time I get to practice Iaido with Mikhail Sensei and his students. I would recommend his dojo to anyone who wants to learn Iaido and become part of the wider IKR MJER Iaido community.
- Alex J

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu

Iaido is a 450-year old classical Japanese martial art of drawing and using the samurai sword. The purpose of Iaido is to develop calm mind, awareness, and mental and physical harmony through the practice of traditional sword techniques.

The style of iaido that we practice is Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, 無雙直傳英信流.
Alameda Genwakan is an official dojo of World MJER Iaido Federation.

2023 Winter Session 1/12 - 3/18

2023 Summer Session 6/22 - 8/10
  • Adults (16+) Th 6-7:30pm, Sa 3-4:30pm
  • Youth (10-16 y.o.) Th 5-6pm



Classes are taught through Alameda Recreation and Park Department.



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2203 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
USA

Business Hours

Mon:Closed
Tue:Closed
Wed:Closed
Thu:5:00 – 7:30 PM
Fri:Closed
Sat:3:00 – 4:30 PM
Sun:Closed
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