Past Events

West Midlands Iaido Seminar and Grading 2014 10-11th May
West Midlands Iaido Seminar and Grading is now available for bookings on the BKA website (here).
Iaido Summer Seminar 2014 16-18th August
The 2014 summer seminar will once again be held in Stevenage. We hope to make a strong showing.

Booking link to the BKA website to follow once the event is available.
Scottish Iaido Seminar 2014 17-18th May
This year's Scottish Iaido seminar will be held in Glasgow. The welcome pack can be found here. Go to the BKA members site (here) to book your place.
Edinburgh Genbukan March 2014 Seminar


Edinburgh Genbukan held our annual seminar this year on 8-9 March 2014, led by John Honisz-Greens (Rokudan - ZNKR). The seminar comprised both Seitei and Koryu practice as well and Taikai and judging practice.

For one of Edinburgh Genbukan's junior members, Shraddha Sen, wrote the following article about the experience.




Confucius says "The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." I couldn’t agree more.

Iai is about constantly improving yourself. Be it with the sword or without. The Edinburgh Genbukan Iaido seminar held over the weekend of 8th-9th March was a chance to do just that.
Darlington 2013
The BKA 19th Northern Iaido and Jodo Seminar for 2013 was held on the 16th and 17th November in Darlington.

For Kevin Gibbins, Mudan, of Edinburgh Genbukan this was the first trip to a BKA seminar. Read on for his report of the event.
Edinburgh Genbukan 2013 Seminar

Edinburgh Genbukan held our annual Seminar this year on 7-8 September 2013, led by John Honisz-Greens (Rokudan - ZNKR). The seminar comprised both Seitei and Koryu practice as well and Taikai and judging practice.

For one of Edinburgh Genbukan's newest members, Jim Knight, this was the first seminar he had attended. He wrote the following article about the experience.
Edinburgh Meadows Festival - Sunday June 2nd 2013
We will be doing a demo as part of the Edinburgh Meadows Festival on Sunday June 2nd at 17:30.

We plan to be at the festival from around 4 giving out flyers and drumming up interest (we wont be hard to spot!). Come by and find out more about iaido or just see us in action.
BKA Summer Seminar August 2013
We will be attending the BKA Summer seminar, 5th-7th August. This event has recently had its venue changed and is now being held in Stevenage.

Information-Pack
BKA - INAUGURAL SCOTTISH SPRING SEMINAR; 13th & 14th April, 2013
Hosted by Edinburgh Genbukan Dojo. Attendance Fees
For two days seminar: £45: For one day seminar only: £25
Concessionary rates: £25 £15.

The venue is the University of Edinburgh, Centre for Sport and Exercise, 46 The Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ


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Sign up for the event on the BKA website here

For more information about the seminar including timetable, directions and further joining instructions view the BKA website article here. Further directions and contact numbers can be found here.
Darlington 2012 Seminar and Grading
The Darlingon seminar is taking place on the 3rd & 4th of November this year. Edinburgh Genbukan is sending a small group of 4 members, including one sandan grading hopeful.

This article is brought to you by the number 45 and the letter N.
European Championships 26-28th October
The european iaido championships are being held in Stevenage this year