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  • 6th dan in Kendo (September, 2013)
  • Head Coach of the ECUSKF team for the Nationals (2014, 2011)
  • Started Kendo at the age of 7 at Shubukan in Itami City, Hyogo, Japan.
  • Shubukan has more than 200 years of history and counted as one of the three greatest dojos in Japan.
  • Shihan (the head master of the dojo) at that time was Late Juichi Tsurumaru sensei.
  • Trained in a traditional way of Budo Senmon Gakko (a national school for training young men to teach Kendo and other martial arts). 

Kendo Instructing Experiences

  • Kendo Instructor at Mudokwan kendojo in Indianapolis, IN
  • Volunteer instructor of kendo, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Represented Japan on the international Ship for World Youth program.
    * Created a kendo club on board
  • Foreign Relations Full-time Volunteer, Japan International Cooperation Agency, commonly known as "Japan's Peace Corps," Guatemala City, Guatemala
    * Performed various outreach projects in Guatemala to promote cultural understanding between Japan and Guatemala 
    * Taught kendo and Japanese culture to students and adults 
    * Lead in establishing the first legitimate Kendo Association of Guatemala 
    * Traveled to Panama, Mexico, and Dominican Republic to train local leaders of kendo
  • Acting Director, Sei Tou Ken Yu Kai kendo dojo, Christchurch, New Zealand 
    * Taught kendo; coached members of the New Zealand National Team

Shiai Experiences

  • 1st place, All New Zealand Kendo Championship (team and individual)
  • 1st place (team), All Hyogo Prepectual Junior High Shchool Championship hosted by Dojo Federation
  • 2nd Place (individual), All Hyogo Prepectual Junior High Shchool Championship hosted by Dojo Federation
  • 2nd place (indivudual), All Hyogo Prefecutual Junior High School Championsip hosted by Junior High School Kendo Federation
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