No. 1522 Jomhori Ave, Between Eskandari and Bastan Corner, Tehran – Iran

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Welcome to Shinbukan website!

Shinbukan is one of the most reputable teaching centers in Iran which provides training in four genuine Japanese martial arts:

Karate (Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate do Kyokai & IKO. Group)
Kendo ( AJKF / FIK ) Kendo Federation
Iaido ( NIR)  Japan Iaido Federation (Muso Jigiden Eishin Ryu)
Aikido ( Tomiki Ryu )

A brief history is presented to familiarize you with the founding of Shinbukan and its establishment in Iran.



 The concept of founding Shinbukan, which was established in 1978, belongs to Shihan Soleiman Mehdizadeh.  He was and is still a student of esteemed and renowned masters such as Master Totsuka for Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido,  Deceased Master Nishiyama for Kendo, Master Yamamoto for Goju Ryu Karate and Master Yamaguchi for Tomiki Ryu Aikido.

In 1978, after months of great efforts and planning, Shihan Mehdizadeh was successful in establishing the first dojo in Tehran.  (After the Islamic Revolution, the dojo was moved from its area to the martial arts center of the time and then later to the Shiroodi Sports Complex.

Shihan Mehdizadeh began the instruction of martial arts by first teaching techniques of Kendo, the art of Japanese swordsmanship.  In 1984, in accordance with the advice of his instructors, Shihan Mehdizadeh decided to reside in Japan, and in 1985, after consulting with his Japanese masters and obtaining their permission, the first official dojo by the name of Shinbukan was founded in Tokyo.  Enthusiastic Japanese were the first students to attend Shihan Mehdizadeh`s dojo.

Shihan Mehdizadeh returned to Iran and moved Shinbukan`s main office to Tehran, changing the Tokyo dojo to a branch office which continues to be active even now.

Because of Shihan`s devotion and efforts, Iran Kendo & Iaido Association is today a member of All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) and the sole contact of International Kendo Federation (FIK) in Iran, a member of Japan Iaido Federation (NIR), in Karate a member of International Karate Organiization (IKO) and Okinawa goju ryu karatedo Kyokai, and a member of the Japan Aikido Federation (Tomiki Ryu style).

Also, Shinbukan is extremely active in Iran under the supervision of the Iran Karate do Federation and Iran Martial Art Federation.

Shinbukan dojos are currently increasing throughout Iranian provinces and most of their major cities.