• Clubs

    The journey of 1000 steps begins with just one.

    Tsunami Yodokan

    Head Instructor Shihan Mike Selvey 6th Dan Kyoshi

    Kyushin Yodokan

    Instructor Geoff Murray 5th Dan Renshi.

    Tengu Yodokan

    Instructor Richard Jones 4th Dan

    Kikiyu Yodokan

    Instructor Andrzej Barszcz 2nd Dan Doshi

    Past Masters

    Gallery of Past Masters

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    Galleries of past Martial Arts events attended by Tenshin Ryu students

    Japan 2002

    Japan 2008

    Japan 2012


    The pride and satisfaction from gaining a grade cannot be measured. It is an award for all the hard work, discipline and commitment shown

    • The full Tenshin Ryu Iaido syllabus can be viewed here

    • The full Tenshin Ryu Iaijutsu syllabus can be viewed here

    Tenshin Ryu has 6 Kyu grades before Shodan (Black Belt). The Black belt system has a maximum of 10. It is considered that 5th dan and above to be master grades.

    Obtaining a Black belt does not mean that any expertise has been gained, only that you have reached a sufficient level for the real training to begin.

    Be determined in your resolve to achieve more. Practice, practice, practice. Become familiar with your grading syllabus, dojo etiquette, Kamiza etiquette and be able to demonstrate how to look after an Iaito (Katana) and name all parts of the Iaito

    The Seven Virtues of Bushido

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    Take a closer look into our amazing team. We won’t bite.

    Mike Selvey

    Chief Instructor

    Training since 1972, Awarded Title of Shihan by DNBK Kyoto Japan. Currently 6th Dan Kyoshi. Teaches Iaido, Iaijutsu and Yodokan Budo. Received awards for Leadership.

    Geoff Murray


    Training since 1989, Currently 5th Dan Renshi awarded by DNBK Kyoto Japan. Teaches Iaido and Iaijutsu.

    Richard Jones


    Training since 1995, Currently 4th Dan Doshi. Teaches Iaido, Iaijutsu, Kenjutsu and Taijutsu.

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    Lewes Old Grammer School Sports Hall
    Lewes, East Sussex, UK


    07917 222 435


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    Friday: People work on Fridays now?
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