Iaidō (居合道), is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack.

It is one of the oldest and most respected martial arts of Japan, and traces its origins to the techniques and methods used by the samurai to gain mastery of the sword, and ultimately of the mind. Iaido implies a lifelong pursuit of self-knowledge and self-discipline through a demanding physical and mental training regimen.

Ren Ma is an Iaido dojo located in Portland, OR. We were formed in 2012 by head instructor Stephen Uchida, kendo 4 dan, with the help of our advisor Robert Stroud, kendo kyoshi 7 dan, iaido 6 dan. Our door is always open to visitors.


Fulton Park Community Center
68 SW Miles St.
Portland, OR 97219
Practice Times
Wednesday – 7-9 PM
Friday – 7-8:30 PM

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Begin your Journey

Iaido is a lifelong pursuit, and there is no better time than now to begin learning the basics. You’d be surprised how much you can learn about swinging a sword and moving your body efficiently.

Start Small

Getting started in Iaido only requires a basic, inexpensive sword, an oak ‘bokken’ and comfortable clothes. Iaido is a relatively low-cost  Continue reading “Train With Us”


July 6-9, 2017

10th US Nito Seminar and Shinsa, Thu-Mon, Boise State University, Rec Center Main Gym, 1515 University Drive, Boise, Idaho

August 12, 2017

PNKF Shinsa, Sat, Iaido 9am-12noon; Kendo 12:30-4pm, open keiko 4-5pm, 525 4th Avenue N. (corner of 4th and James St.) Kent

September 22-14, 2017

PNKF Iaido Seminar, Fri/Sat/Sun.

Rain City Fencing, 1776 136th Place NE, Bellevue. Teachers: Iaido Kyoshi 8th Dan Hideo Noguchi; and Iaido Kyoshi 7th Dan Shigehiro Aoki and Kaoru Suzuki.

Schedule: Fri, 7-9pm Jodo/Iaido; Sat, 9am-5pm Iaido; Sun 9am-12noon Iaido Tournament; 1-5pm Iaido.


Are you a new member looking to join? Please download a copy of the membership application and bring it to keiko (practice).

If you’re interested in contacting us, please send an email to Chris Parkins.