This past week head instructor, Frank Nieves, visited Tokyo, Japan for a week of iaido and kobudo training. The first two days of training were under the instruction of Ryushin Shouchi Ryu headmaster, Yahagi Kunikazu Soke at the hombu dojo in Tokyo. The second two days were under the direction of Kaneda Kazuhisa Sensei (Kyoshi 8 DAN and 8-time all Japan champion) at the International Budo University. Institute of Budo Studies member, Ben Sardinas, was also in Japan and received his Jun-Shidoin certificate (teaching license) directly from Yahagi Soke.


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