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Upcoming Seminars & Workshops

​​​​​What:  Kan-ou-Kan USA Indianapolis Branch Seminar with Kunio Morimoto Sensei on Jujutsu, Iaido, and Kenjutsu

When: April 27th & 28th, 2019 (Sat & Sun) - 10am to 5pm each day

Where: Indianapolis Martial Arts Center:  2060 East 54th Street, Unit 7, Indianapolis, IN 46220


$225 Full Weekend ($200 with early registration by April 12, 2019)
$150 per day, Saturday or Sunday
$75 per class, Saturday or Sunday

How to Register:  Contact Us, or / (317) 730-2423


More Information:

​Morimoto Kunio, president of the Kan-ou-Kan, is a master instructor of the Muso Shinden Eishin-Ryu tradition of Iai Heiho (Iaijutsu), Oishi Shinkage-Ryu school of Kenjutsu, and Shibukawa Ichi-Ryu style of Jujutsu.  Morimoto Sensei also served as an officer in the Japanese Self-Defense Air Force, and holds the rank of 7th-Dan and Kyoshi in both Jukendo (Japanese style bayonet fighting) and Tankendo (Japanese style short sword fighting—the short sword is a detached bayonet from a rifle).

He began his practice of Muso Shinden Eishin-Ryu Iai Heiho at the age of 13, under the tutelage of Umemoto Mitsuo Sensei.  In 1997, Umemoto Mitsuo Sensei left a will to pass the school on to Morimoto Sensei. Morimoto Sensei studied Oishi Shinkage-Ryu under Oishi Eiichi Soke, the 6th Headmaster. He was Oishi Sensei’s most senior student and received full transmission of the school (Menkyo Kaiden). Morimoto Sensei also studied Shibukawa Ichi-Ryu Jujutsu under Une Shigemi, 4th Soke, and was appointed as legitimate successor of this school by Shigemi Soke before his death.

In 1995, Morimoto Sensei founded the Kan-ou-Kan organization to protect, and preserve these three traditions. Morimoto Sensei is recognized by the Association of Traditional Japanese Martial Arts (Nihon Kobudo Kyokai) and the Association for the Promotion of Traditional Japanese Martial Arts (Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai) as the legitimate successor to, and head of Muso Shinden Eishin-Ryu Iai Heiho and Shibukawa Ichi-Ryu Jujutsu. He and his students perform at their official demonstrations held at the Nippon Budokan and the Meiji Shrine.  Further, Morimoto Sensei is an executive board member of the Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai. Instruction will be offered in the following arts:

Shibukawa Ichi-ryu Jujutsu
Muso Shinden Eishin-ryu Iai-heiho
Oishi Shinkage-ryu Kenjutsu

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Our Mission

At the Indianapolis Martial Arts Center (Indy Budokan), our mission is simple: to offer authentic training in traditional martial arts with lineages and current affiliations in Japan. We are the only school in the Indianapolis area offering this depth of training.