United States Tamiya Ryu Iaijutsu

Gengo Hojisha no Kai
米国田宮流居合術
元号保持者の会

Locations

Michigan Honbu Dojo - East Lansing, Michigan

The Michiagan Honbu dojo is the headquarters for Tamiya Ryu Iajiutsu operations in the United States. Surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden, this traditional dojo was built from plans based on a traditional Japanese training hall.

All classes are by assignment and are held weekly throughout the year with the exception of a winter weather break - The dojo is unheated and Michigan winters are harsh!

Special classes or changes to this schedule will be discussed in the respective classes. Please note, if there are 5 weeks in a given month, there will be no classes during the fifth week.

Announcement

The USTRI Honbu dojo is currently offering a free introductory month of training. No contracts are required. Please contact Gensui sensei for more information.

Training Schedule

Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00pm (Mixed Level)

Saturday, 12:30pm - 2:30pm (Advanced)

Interested in training at the Honbu dojo? Weekends too busy? Contact us and we may be able to schedule weekday training accommodations.

The Honbu dojo is typically closed during the harsher winter months as the dojo is traditionally built and is not insulated and not heated!

Contact Information

Thomas Hufnagel (Gensui)6th DegreeUSTRI Director of OperationsUSTRI Honbu Branch ManagerUSTRI InstructorEmail: hufnagelt@gmail.com

Southeast Michigan - Branch Dojo

The Southeast Michigan Branch dojo holds class at the Macomb Township Parks & Recreation Center. Classes are ran on a session basis, typically 6-7 weeks in length.

To sign up for classes, please contact Macomb Township Park & Recreation at 586-992-2900 or online at gomtpr.org. Class is usually on break during August and the last half of Decemeber and early January. After signing up, please contact the Southeast Michigan dojo so we can prepare beginner materials for your first class!

Training Schedule

Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm (Mixed Level)

Contact Information

Dan Mordan (Genzan)6th DegreeUSTRI Southeast Michigan Assistant Branch ManagerUSTRI InstructorEmail: genzan@ustamiyaryu.org

Brighton, Michigan - Study Group

The Brighton Study Group holds class at the Brighton Education Community Center building in Brighton, MI. Classes are ran on a session basis, typically 6-8 weeks long. Classes are continuous, sessions do not repeat material.

To register for class, please visit Brighton Community Education's registration site or call (810) 299-4130. After signing up, please contact us so we can prepare materials for your first class!

Training Schedule

Thursday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm (Mixed Level)

Since the B.E.C.C. Building is part of Brighton Area Schools, class will be cancelled whenever schools are closed. Every attempt to make up cancelled classes will be made.

Contact Information

James Russell (Gennetsu)5th DegreeEmail: gennetsu@ustamiyaryu.org

Instructors

Michael Alexanian (Gennan Buhaku)8th DegreeGenwakai Shihan (Head Instructor)USTRI General ManagerUnited States Tamiya Ryu Iaijutsu Gengo Hojisha no Kai Kaicho
Thomas Hufnagel (Gensui)6th DegreeUSTRI Director of OperationsUSTRI Honbu Branch ManagerUSTRI Instructor
William Smith (Genka)6th DegreeUSTRI Honbu Assistant Branch ManagerUSTRI Instructor
Douglas Jarrett (Genchi)6th DegreeUSTRI Instructor
Scott Sier (Genfu)6th DegreeUSTRI Souteast Michigan Branch ManagerUSTRI Instructor
Dan Mordan (Genzan)6th DegreeUSTRI Southeast Michigan Assistant Branch ManagerUSTRI Instructor
James Russell (Gennetsu)5th Degree