Institute of Budo Studies Head Instructor, Frank Nieves, has just returned from a one month intensive kendo tour in Japan! The tour consisted of training at the International Budo University (his alma marter) where the sessions consisted of nearly 200 highly motivated practitioners. His tour also took him to Ibaraki prefecture where he trained under the guidance of Hanshi 8 DAN Kaneya Sensei and Kyoshi 7 DAN Otsuka Sensei of the Souchikan dojo. While in Ibaraki, Nieves had the opportunity to train daily with children and adults of all ages and all walks of life. The trip was a wonderful experience with plenty of new material and excellent training programs which will be shared at the Institute of Budo Studies.