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June 7th 2008 - Otani Day

A Day to celebrate the the life of Otani Tomio Hanshi. To Be held at the Yodokan Honbu in Abercarn Wales.

July 12th 2008 - Tenshin Ryu Seminar
Tenshin Ryu Iaido and Iaijutsu seminar to be held in Croydon, London

October 18th 2008 - Budo Course

  2nd Anniversary of the Yodokan Association and Budo course to be held in Croydon, London.
arrow November 15th 2008 - Winter Budo Course
  To be held at Yodokan Honbu in Abercarn Wales. November 16th Waterfall Training.

arrow Fight Mag Website
  Sensei Mike Selvey regularly contributes articles. Free to access, a site for all things Martial Arts
Suppliers of Swords and equipment
For all martial arts goods.
Supplies of fantasy swords as well as Japanese Katana.
Japanese site for all things Iaido
Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK)
Official website of the DNBK International Division. Link removed by request
arrow Seishin Judo and Iaido
  Bruce Scrivens 5th Dan, website for Judo and Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido
arrow Aikido in Norwich
  Sensei Steve Fyffe 4th Dan Aikido and Cane master blind from birth studies aikido, cane and Tenshin Ryu Iaido
arrow Yamabushi Yodokan Website
  Website link for judo and Tenshin Ryu Iaido


The 2nd World Butoku Sai 2002, Kyoto, Japan. Attended by Geoff Murray 2nd Dan of Tenshin Ryu. View images of the event, click HERE.


Tenshin Yodokan (Wales)

Chief Instructor Sensei Wayne Taylor 8th Dan Hanshi

Senior Instructors

K. Hammett 6th Dan Kyoshi
J Isgrove 5th Dan Renshi
C Long 4th Dan Renshi

Honbu Abercan

Rechabite Hall, Gwyddon Road, Abercarn, Newport, Caerphilly, NP11

Mon Seniors
7.00 - 8.30pm
Tues Juniors
6.00 - 7.00pm
7.00 - 8.30pm
Wed Juniors
6.00 - 7.00pm
Thurs Juniors
6.00 - 7.00pm
7.00 - 9.00pm
Fri Juniors
6.00 - 7.00pm
7.00 - 9.00pm
Sat Juniors
11.00 - 12.30pm
X Training
Sun Seniors
5.00 - 7.00pm

Newbridge Leisure Centre

Bridge Street, Newbridge, Newport, Gwent, NP11 5FE

Mon Juniors 7.00 - 8.00pm Karate
  Seniors 8.00 - 9.00pm Karate
Wed Juniors 7.00 - 8.00pm Karate
  Seniors 8.00 - 9.00 Karate



We cannot accept students for training under the age of 16yrs except with express permission from their parents.

All new students will be required to train with a wooden (Bokken) sword until such time as the chief instructor determines otherwise.

No "live" or replica blades are allowed in the dojo. All swords will be rigourously inspected before training commences.

All beginers after an initial trial will be required to purchase a license. this is paid for annually and is needed for any gradings undertaken. The cost is £10 per annum

Gradings are held three times per year, your instructor will inform you if you are ready for a grading. Information on Grading can be found HERE.


WARNING - Martial Arts training can be dangerous.



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Past events that have been attended by Tenshin Ryu students can be viewed HERE.


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