The foundation Yushinkan is a dojo in Utrecht, founded in 1998 to practise iaido. Nowadays iaido and kendo are practised. These are both traditional Japanese martial arts. Iaido is taught by David Smits and Elaine van Ommen Kloeke, kendo by Taciser Sevinc. The foundation cooperates with a high number of foreign teachers and foundations outside of Europe and in Japan. For information you can send an e-mail to info@yushinkan.com or call +31 (0)6 51 40 64 10


Beginners courses

We have new beginner courses! Both kendo and iaido will start in September. You can do one of the courses or both. If you go for both you get a lot of discount. Look for all information here.

Kendo – summer seminar – Amsterdam
Around the weekend of August 13, the traditional kendo summer seminar was held in Amsterdam. Under sweltering conditions, two and a half days of hard training was done. Exams were held on Sunday afternoon. For Yushinkan, Inti Suarez passed his sandan (3rd dan) and Piotr Kukla passed his shodan (1st dan). Two great achievements, congratulations!

Iaido - High grade seminar – Budapest
On the weekend of June 11, 2022, a high-grade seminar was held in Budapest, Hungary. Under the leadership of Kusama Sensei (hanshi, hachidan) and Yamazaki Sensei (hanshi, hachidan) there was a lot of hard training on Saturday and Sunday morning. All this to prepare for the exams on Sunday afternoon. All Yushinkanners who took the exam passed! Florus Kruyne for his sandan (3rd dan), Sander Filon for his godan (5th dan) and Piotr Kukla sensei for his rokudan (6th dan)! A great performance by all three gentlemen, congratulations!

Iaido - Dutch National Championships - The Hague
On Sunday 10 April, the Dutch Jodo and Iaido Championships were held in The Hague. One or more Yushinkanners competed in almost every category and a number of great prizes were won. Bayu van Houten became Dutch Champion in the Nidan category! In addition, Ron Snellens (mudan), Sander Filon (yondan) and Piotr Kukla (godan) came second in their category.
Ikkyu exams were also held, both Martine Mussies and Enneke Burgemeester passed! Congratulations to everyone.

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