ISHIDO SHIZUFUMI SENSEI
Ishido Shizufumi Sensei, 8th Dan Hanshi and Kancho of the Shin Bu Kan, started training in iaido in 1955 under the tuition of his father Ishido Sadataro Sensei.
Ishido Sensei runs his dojo in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, in the Greater Tokyo Area, Japan but has made frequent visits to the UK and Europe since the 1980s.
Vic Cook Sensei holds the grade of 7th Dan Kyoshi in iaido, and has also trained in Kendo and Jodo. He formed the Shin Bu Kan dojo in 1979 since when a number of SBK dojo run by Sensei's students have opened elsewhere within the UK, Eastern Europe, and Canada.
Tony Devine Sensei is a 6th Dan iaidoka and has been training in iaido since the mid-1980s. He opened the Shin Bu Kan dojo in Rochester, Kent in 2001. He has represented Great Britain in the European Iaido Championships at various grades over the years, winning a number of medals.