Welcome to the Kenshin Dojo

The Kenshin Dojo was established in 1985, by Sensei Robert Corella. We practice Araki Ryu Iaido, a style that was founded by Araki Mujinsai Minamotono Hidetsuna over 400 years ago. Our aim is to preserve the ancient art of Japanese Swordsmanship through dedicated and sincere practice.

We are located in Phoenix, Arizona, but we have Sister Dojos around the world. Our style has 20 kata which must be mastered in order to achieve Shodan rank. These kata concentrate on suwariwaza, or seated techniques, because this is when one is most vulnerable.

The Kenshin Dojo is for everyone – people of all ages, all experience levels and all walks of life. We invite you to explore our site and come visit us during class to see what Iaido is all about.