Dear Members & Friends,

Its been over a year since we had to close our doors due to Covid-19. The last 16 months, forced drastic changes upon us that affected every aspect our lives. I hope that all of you made it safely through these trying times and are in good health..

Now, as things return to normal and deemed safe for training by the federations, I am pleased to announce our Grand Reopening. The Institute of Budo Studies has found a new home in Coconut Grove and will begin classes on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. For now, we will start with a limited kendo and iaido schedule which will expand as needed. 

Please take a moment to review all of the details below, as quite a bit is new or has changed.

Institute of Budo Studies at OM Movement

Institute of Budo Studies
2895 McFarlane Rd., 2nd Floor
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

Tel: +1 (786) 953-2842


Tuesday – Iaido/ Kobudo – 8:00 PM –-9:15 PM
Wednesday – Kendo – 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
Saturday – Iaido/ Kobudo – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday – Kendo – 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

  • Please arrive with ample time to prepare for class (at least 15mins before).
  • There are showers and changing rooms on location.
  • All students and guests must check-in at the front desk prior to class.

Class Fees

  • $15 per class ($20 for both classes on Saturdays)
  • Collected at the front desk before class or through our online shop (
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No Contracts
  • No Monthly Dues

Introductory Class

  • Prospective students are welcome to try one of each class for free.
  • Registration with OM Movement and a completed AUSKF Waiver are required.
  • Please wear comfortable pants and a t-shirt for class (please do not wear shorts).

OM Movement Registration

  • All students and guests are required to complete the online registration form for OM Movement.
  • Registration is free.
  • Follow the link below, click on the Sign-Up button on the right side of the page and follow the on screen instructions.

Required Forms

Federation Memberships


We recommend the following equipment websites.


  • Public Parking Garage: Between Hotel Arya and Peacock Cafe, $1.00 per hour up to 2 hours with validation coupon (available at the front desk).
  • Street Parking: Along McFarlane Rd and Grand Avenue.


The Institute of Budo Studies has partnered with OM Movement which offers a variety of movement classes along with one on one personal and group training sessions. Institute of Budo Studies members are eligible for a 10% discount on all OM Movement classes.

For more details visit:

The Institute of Budo Studies has partnered with Tokubukan, a kendo and iaido school in Miami Gardens, for the purpose of expanding class availability and the promotion of friendship through martial arts. Together, the Institute of Budo Studies and Tokubukan offer the highest ranking and most qualified kendo, iaido and kobudo instructors in the South Florida region.

For more details visit:

If you happen to delete or lose this email, you can find all of this information on our updated website at

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Hope to see you all soon.

Frank Nieves
Institute of Budo Studies

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