Mission Statement of San Shin Kai

On January 1, 1997, we hereby establish the San Shin Kai Iaido Federation as an agency to govern the instruction and training in the traditional Japanese martial art of Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido. This Federation is founded as a legitimate and recognized representative of the San Shin Kai in Tokyo, Japan, and is under the direction and guidance of Grandmaster Takeshi Mitsuzuka. Its primary purpose is to conduct training in Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido under traditionally prescribed methods of discipline established from ancient times.

The San Shin Kai Iaido Federation will operate in two closely-linked bodies for instruction and administration. The instructional division will regulate the method and level of instruction, application and rejection of members, rules of conduct for students, promotional grading, certification of instructors, seminars and workshops, and institute all necessary regulations and acts towards the enhancement of the total body of training in the art of Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido. The administrative division will conduct all necessary business outside of the main body of instruction, dealing with finances, clerical and secretarial work, and the processing of all essential data required for the smooth and continued operation of the San Shin Kai Iaido Federation.

It is determined by the founding members that the San Shin Kai Iaido Federation will be democratic in function. All members in good standing will be heard and duties will be delegated to responsible parties within the membership through an electoral process. All decisions concerning the enrichment of the art and the successful operation of the federation will be made according to the traditional and hierarchical master/student relationship which all members, by virtue must hold in good faith.

The strength of the San Shin Kai Iaido Federation will stand on the unwavering devotion of its members towards the art and their dedication towards training.