Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaijutsu Seminar

Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaijutsu (柳 心 照 智 流) is a school of Japanese swordsmanship, a kobudo (ancient martial art) focused on Iaijutsu (quick-draw sword art) founded by Kawabata Terutaka in 2006. The origins of Ryushin Shouchi Ryu can be traced to Tenshinsho Jigen Ryu, which was founded around the Eiroku era (1558 - 1570)…Read more Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaijutsu Seminar

The Techniques of Mitsunari Kanai Shihan

Mitsunari Kanai Sensei (1939-2004) Portrait: Lyn Flitton As March comes around every year I start to think about Kanai Sensei and his passing now almost 13 years ago. I was never a direct student of Sensei's in terms of my day to day practice, but he always treated me as such, which meant a lot…Read more The Techniques of Mitsunari Kanai Shihan

Membership and Programs

Membership NVA is a B.C. Registered Society S-52265, dedicated to the preservation of and instruction in Traditional Aikido and Ryushin Shouchi Ryu - Iaijutsu, our only objective is the perpetuation of the Budo Practice that our Shihan have given to us. North Vancouver Aikikai is dependent upon its membership to pay the dojo expenses. So…Read more Membership and Programs