On September 22, 2015, Institute of Budo Studies Head Instructor, Frank Nieves, passed his Iaido 5 DAN exam at the Tokyo Budokan in Japan. The Iaido 5 DAN test in Tokyo is considered to be the most difficult 5 DAN exam in Japan. Special thanks goes to his instructor, Kaneda Kazuhisa Sensei, the 8 time all Japan national champion.


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