Iaido and Kenjutsu in Olomouc, Czech Republic

the martial art of quickly drawing the sword
and Japanese fencing

Welcome to the webpage of Takeda-Ryu Maroto-Ha Iaido dojo in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Our association follows the traditional school of Takeda-Ryu Maroto-Ha which has branches in 12 countries worldwide.
The founder of the school is so-shihan ROLAND MAROTEAUX 9th Dan – Hanshi, who celebrated in 2011 in Avignon, 50 years of active study in the martial art. (More on Grand Master Maroteaux)


Iaido is a Japanese martial art associated with the smooth, controlled movements of quickly drawing the sword, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. While new students of Iaido may start learning with a wooden sword (bokken), many of those who study Iaido for a longer time use a blunt edged sword (Iaitō).

The Czech association of Takeda-Ryu Maroto-Ha currently teaches the art of Iaido, Kenjutsu and Aiki ju jutsu. We regularly attend and organize international seminars and attend worldwide school meetings (Taikai).

Iaido and Kenjutsu are trained in the Czech Republic under the direct guidance of the Grand Master and under the guidance of other foreign teachers of our school. Instruction in the Olomouc dojo is led by sensei Filip Manek.

Regular sessions

Our regular training sessions are given in both Czech and English, so if you are interested in the art of Iaido or Aiki ju jutsu, then come try a session with us! 

You can find us every Tuesday at 17:30 – 19:00 (except holidays)
in the gym of Střední průmyslová škola strojnická (near to Šmeralovy koleje) tř. 17.listopadu 49 in Olomouc

If you have any questions, contact us: info@iaido.cz  / mobile phone: 776 195 303   

Feel free to come join us! We accept beginners throughout the year.

You will need to wear some comfortable sport clothes and bring a good mood. We will lend you a wooden sword and the rest will come later on.

Sensei: Filip Manek, Ph.D. – 4. Dan Iaido, 2. Dan Aiki ju jutsu, 1st Vice President of ESTAM

                kyoshi Martin Camilleri                        renshi Filip Manek                   
………..    .Malta – 7. Dan Aiki ju jutsu                           4. Dan Iaido
.                          4. Dan Iaido                              1st Vice President of ESTAM

Significant elements of IAIDO Takeda Ryu school

·         Kihon Waza – basic techniques (drawing the sword, cut with one or two hands, situation controling,
           blood removal, sword insertion back to the sheath)

·         Kata – coded cutting exercises, performed without partner

·         Kirikomi Tai Sabaki no Kata – practical applications with partner, so rarely done in other schools

·         Henka waza – free aplications and variations of techniques learnd, performed solo or in couples

·         Batto Djiai – free practice between two opponents, without touching the swords

·         Tameshigiri – real sword test cutting (with shinken) – after 3rd Dan in Iaido

·         Kenjutsu – contact practise of techniques and practise of free fight


Photos: official website (www.takeda-ryu.net), Filip Manek, Patrick Kopp.