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Welcome to Ryūtōkai’s (粒刀会) homepage.

Ryūtōkai (a registered non-profit association) was founded in 2008 to promote Japanese martial art tradition and culture in Jyväskylä, Central Finland. Ryūtōkai is a member of the Finnish Kendo Association and Kesli. In the name ryū stands for grain (jyvä), tō for sword and kai for association. Suiō ryū Iai Kenpō, Kendō and Iaidō are practised at Ryūtōkai.

Training at Ryūtōkai is organised at our own dōjō, the Suiō ryū Iai Kenpō Ōko-dōjō (水鷗流居合剣法鷗湖道場). The address is Konttisentie 8, 40800 Jyväskylä, Finland.

If you are interested in Suiō ryū, please contact us directly to start training. Basic courses in Kendō are organised two times a year usually in February and September. The desire to  learn is enough to start training – no previous experience, equipment or skills are needed.

For more information about the Suiō ryū Iai Kenpō in Finland, please visit the Shibu’s website.

Membership and fees

If you are on a basic course of kendo or have just joined the association as a new member, use the following link to join the association in Suomisport: https://seurat.suomisport.fi/invite/9716bf19-6450-4bf3-9edd-f549ff30873e

A regular member’s membership fee for a year is 300€, which can be divided into 2-3 payments. Join using the Suomisport link as a regular member: https://seurat.suomisport.fi/invite/1083a9d9-402b-45c1-9f5a-84a0ced5788d

You can also become a supporting member, gaining access to communications and meetings of the association while supporting the association. The supporting member’s membership fee is 100€ for a year. Join using the Suomisport link: https://seurat.suomisport.fi/invite/59f8bf26-5d5e-4b0b-8574-ba96de649b54

If you do not have a Finnish social security number (and thus cannot join using Suomisport) and wish to join the association as a member or a supporting member, please contact us by email (ryutokai@ryutokai.fi) for more information.