Kim Taylor, instructor at the U. Guelph Sei Do Kai.

Kim with visitors from South America
Kim Taylor in blue with the fancy moustache with some students from South America at the yearly spring seminar, 2015
Kim Taylor
44 Inkerman St
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1H 3C5
The chief instructor of the Sei Do Kai is Kim Taylor who holds renshi seven dan rank in Iaido and fifth dan rank in Jodo from the Candian Kendo Federation. He is a member of the CKF Iaido grading committee, chief examiner of the CKF Jodo section.

Along the way he has been president of the Ontario Kendo Federation, associate editor of the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, and editor of The Iaido Newsletter, a "little publication that could" which has gone from a local club newsletter to an internationally-distributed monthly paper and finally to an internet journal named The Iaido Journal. He publishes the Electronic Journals of Martial Arts and Sciences.

He also published the Journal of Japanese Sword Arts. This journal is now out of publication, but If you would like to purchase back issues of the Journal of Japanese Sword Arts on paper (they've got cartoons!), click the link. 

Kim is the author of several books and videos as well as almost daily essays concerning the sword and is also the "owner" of the Iaido-l mailing list. You can purchase several of the books and videos at the sdksupplies website.

Kim teaches: ZNKR iaido, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu iaido, Hosoda ryu iai, Keshi ryu iai, Kage ryu, Niten Ichiryu, ZNKR jodo, Shindo Muso Ryu jodo, Uchida ryu tanjo, Shinto ryu, and occasionally Aikido as well as the Gryphon Claws self defence course. You will note that most of these arts are very similar and Kim has been practicing since 1980.
Kim can be reached via email to

Kim in a rare moment where someone got him to stand still. 

Nova Scotia seminar, 1990s.

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last modified Dec 2016