Welcome to Masamune Dojo
Masamune dojo teaches Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, Seitei Iaido and Jodo in Birmingham, under Fay Goodman Sensei Nanadan Renshi
Dojo leader Fay Goodman Nanadan Renshi started Masamune Dojo in 1985 as part of the Okimitsu Fujii Sensei Kenseikai Dojo. The name Masamune was chosen following research into finding a name that would have real meaning for the Dojo and it’s practitioners. Upon reading various publications, history revealed the great Masamune to be one of the most famous swordsmiths making swords only to represent a symbol of peace. Masamune also believed in making his swords to perfection and as such he did not sign many blades believing his workmanship would speak for itself. As Masamune strove for perfection when making each individual blade, so Iaido practitioners at Masamune Dojo also seek to strive for good technique, humbleness and aiming for perfection through a lifetime of practice.
Ourdojo’s chief instructor is Sensei Fay Goodman, Nanadan Renshi. She has studied martial arts since age 13 and is highly qualified in several disciplines including Karate, Aikido and Jujitsu. In Iaido Fay Sensei holds 7th Dan (Nanadan Renshi) and 8th Dan Shinto Ryu (combination system of Karate Aikido and Jujitsu). Fay is also acknowledged as one of the leading authors on various martial arts having written the highly acclaimed ‘Self Defence for All’ and more recently ‘The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts’.
As one of highest graded female martial arts exponents in Europe, Fay Goodman sincerely believes in the benefits a true martial arts discipline and dedicated teacher can give us with regards to the development of our mind, body and spirit as we seek harmony in our lives.