TONBO DOJO, Bremerton, WA
Tonbo Dojo teaches All Japan Kendo Federation Iaido (Zen Nihon Kendo Renmai or Seitei iaido) to beginning students. Once they have achieved a solid familiarity with the Seitei Iaid, they may move on to study Muso Jikiden Eishen Ryu.
All Japan Kendo Federation Jodo (aka Seitei Jodo) is also studied by interested beginners. Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo is taught to students who pass their Shodan examination and are accepted by Thomas Groendal Sensei (Jodo, Rokkudan)
Prospective students of all levels are welcome to attend to observe classes, but students must join the All United States Kendo Federation before they can practice (Sorry, but it's all about insurance). Beginners are welcome to come to class in appropriate athletic wear (sweats or other loose fitting clothes). Equipment for beginners is loaned by Tonbo Dojo (wood sword, sheath, belt and kneepads), but students are encouraged to bring their own kneepads (volleyball kneepads are best).
Classes are held at the Bremerton School Administration Building, 130 Marion Ave, Bremerton.