The Shiroi Bara school of traditional Japanese swordsmanship was founded by Steve Watering and Mark Sykes in 1985. The club is based in Leeds and hosts some of the most senior instructors in Eikoku Roshukai


The Senior instructor is Mark Sykes (6th Dan) supported by Colin Wood (5th Dan) and Martin Simpson (5th Dan). All have a massive depth of knowledge and experience within Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. In addition all the teachers are well practiced and proficient in a variety of martial disciplines and have trained on many occasions in Japan.


The School has an international reputation and prides itself on the high level of tuition it receives from Japan and the students it produces from the dojo

Mark Sykes

(6th Dan)

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