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Rocky Mountain Kendo/Iaido Federation

In 1973, Kendo became incorporated at the dojo when Iwakabe Sensei became acquainted with Mr. Umemoto, Hiroshi, Kyoshi-7th Dan kendo instructor. Under Hiroshi UmemotoUmemoto Sensei’s guidance, Iwakabe organized the Rocky Mountain Kendo Federation. With Umemoto Sensei as chief instructor, Iwakabe Sensei soon became an assistance instructor for Kendo. In 1975, Iwakabe Sensei returned to Japan to study Iaido from Master Danzaki Tomoaki, Hanshi-9th Dan. Two years later he began Iaido classes at Rocky Mountain Budokan that continues to this day.

RMKIF is a member of All United States Kendo Federation with its headquarters in Englewood, Colorado at Rocky Mountain Budokan.

Rocky Mountain Budokan is affiliated with the International Kendo Federation and the All United States Kendo Federation.
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Includes dojos (schools) in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. View listing of dojos.

The RMKIF offers classes in KENDO (Japanese Fencing), IAIDO (Art of Sword Drawing). It also offers special programs throughout the year including:

Kendo Summer Camp
Iaido Summer Camp
Annual Martial Arts (Kendo, Iaido) Tournament
End-of-Year Special (Kendo) Training

Photos of iaido and kendo students may be seen in our photo gallery.