Beginners welcome

We practice traditional Japanese sword in Nottingham and Derby. We are open to new members, experienced or not.  At our dojo (club) we emphasise the importance of correct body movement and technique along with good etiquette. This helps to make for strong, effective and dynamic Iaido. This is something that you may not find elsewhere.

It is not our policy that the individual practices this art exclusively, we ask is that you have a genuine interest and that you would like to learn a classical Japanese martial art that is a "koryu" (old school ways and traditions) at a dojo that is run along traditional lines.

Please note that we will only accept students that are above 18 years old.

Membership required

We are a not for profit dojo (club) and not a business. We are serious practitioners of the Japanese sword arts, and enjoy training and passing on knowledge and information to our members. With this in mind we aim to keep training fees and membership fees low.

All lessons are £6.00 each. As we are an enthusiast's club we don't have card processing facilities so please bring cash to the lesson. After your first lesson you will need to be a member to continue training. When you join the club you will receive one free lesson to welcome you to our dojo.

Membership is £12 per year (with reduced rates for university students)


You also get membership to a recognised

governing body and insurance

Training time and place

We train at Samworth Academy (NUSA), Bramhall Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4HY. 


We train on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. On Thursdays we train for two hours; from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. On Saturdays we train for one and a half hours from 10.30 a.m. to midday.  


We also have a dojo in the Chester Green area of Derby. Currently classes are every Monday between 7 p.m and 9 p.m. Click here  for the dedicated Derby dojo website, which includes any updates or changes that might be made to the training schedule at that venue.


​Register at the club location you want to train regularly at. 


Above 18 years old only 


NUSA: Steven on 07952 982531.

Derby:  John on 07789 760704

Contact Us

We train at Samworth Academy (NUSA), Bramhall Road. Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4HY.


John on 07789 760704

Steven on 07952 982531

Training on Mondays at Derby details can be found by telephoning John on 07789 760704

Click here for the website.