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    Erg! Iaido

    I've decided to take up iaido.Does anyone kniw a good dojo in the houston,cypress area of houston? I've looked everywhere and can't seem to fing one close enough.Ask.com,google,yahoo,and yelow pages have failed me,plz help.

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    Re: Iaido

    Quote Originally Posted by swordmaster52 View Post
    I've decided to take up iaido.Does anyone kniw a good dojo in the houston,cypress area of houston? I've looked everywhere and can't seem to fing one close enough.Ask.com,google,yahoo,and yelow pages have failed me,plz help.
    You may have to really hunt around. Iaido, like many of the more traditional Japanese martial arts, is often not taught very openly or commercially. Instead, it may be a class meeting at a community center or attached to a martial arts studio. You may want to find the websites for some of the different organizations, and see if the organization can refer you to an instructor near enough to you. It's also quite possible that you won't find an instructor particularly close.

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    Re: Iaido

    JKS is right. In fact, I would recommend you look for a school first, and then decide what sword art you want to study. I think you will find your choices seriously limited by what is available in your area.

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    Re: Iaido

    I'm afraid I don't know anywhere on that side of town. Best I can do is Egan-sensei's dojo in Clear Lake(south side). http://www.clear-lake-iaido.com

    There is a Muso Shinden Ryu group in the Houston area. They are a bit closer to you but I know little about them. http://iaido.craighocker.com/
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    Re: Iaido

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjamom View Post
    I think you will find your choices seriously limited by what is available in your area.
    That tends to be the case with whatever sword/weapon art you study. It is quite a challenge to find quality instruction in weapons arts. Above all, do your research.

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    Re: Iaido

    Found this dojo through a listing online for schools affiliated with the All US Kendo Federation:

    Houston Budokan
    4230 Mangum [see map]
    Houston, TX
    http://www.houstonbudo.com/

    M F 7pm Sa 3:30pm

    Contact:
    Darrel Craig
    (713) 682-9014
    budokan@wt.net

    From their website, it appears they offer iaido and kobudo, plus several other disciplines.

    Please let us know what you find, and how your training progresses.

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    Re: Iaido

    Whatever dojo you decide to take a look at, you should spend some time researching the instructor online. There is information available online about all three of the choices mentioned so far.
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