Welcome to the official Budokan website.


The Dojo was founded in March 1995 and is run by

Lee Mountain (5th Dan Iaido, 3rd Dan Jodo)

We initially had one site, which was Darlington but over the years we have expanded to Durham, Sunderland and Consett too.




Here at the Budokan we study two types of martial arts which are Iaido (Seitei and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu) and Jodo but we also study other subjects such as Tachi Uchi no Kurai, Mizoguchi-ha Itto Ryu and Bojutsu.



The club is based in...

Darlington - The Quaker Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, DL3 7NB.
Thursday night 7 - 9pm

Durham - New College Durham, Sports Hall, DH1 5ES.
Monday night 7 - 9 pm.

Sunderland - Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, SR6 8HS.
Friday night 7 - 9 pm

Consett - St Mary's Church Hall, Derwent Street, Blackhill, DH8 8LP.
Wednesday night 7 - 9 pm


 For those who wish to come along, please aim to arrive half an hour earlier so that we can start promptly and get warmed up before we begin.

I hope that you enjoy the Budokan website; if you do wish to try any of the martial arts mentioned please don't hesitate in getting in touch via our contact us page.