Yushinkan is a dojo in Utrecht, the heart of The Netherlands, where you can practise iaido and kendo. Yushinkan's iaido and kendo practitioners are affiliated with the Dutch Kendo Federation (N.K.R.), which in turn is a member of the Federatie Oosterse Gevechtskunsten (F.O.G.), which comes under the NOC*NSF. The iaido training consists of a combination of Z.N.K.R. iaido and Shinkage ryu iaido (koryu). Dojo leader is David Smits (6th dan) and Elaine van Ommen Kloeke (6th dan). To propagate the practice of Shinkage ryu iaido in the widest sense, the Dutch Shinkage ryu Foundation was founded. Currently there are three Dutch dojo operating under this Foundation: Yushinkan in Utrecht, Marobashikai in Den Bosch and Kodokan in Rotterdam.


Chairman: Sander Filon
Secretary: Symke Haverkamp
Treasurer: Florus Kruijne
Technical committee iaido: David Smits en Elaine van Ommen Kloeke

Foto: J. van Nispen