Frank Nieves, M.A.
Institute of Budo Studies Head Instructor

25 Years Experience

Martial Arts Credentials

  • Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Renshi 6 DAN
  • All Japan Kendo Federation, Seitei Iaido 5 DAN
  • Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu 5 DAN
  • Kendo 5 DAN
  • Certified Taijutsu (Unarmed Grappling Arts) Instructor
    • Specialization in Judo, Aikido and Ju-jutsu.

Education

  • Master of Philosophy in Japanese Studies- University of Oslo
    (Oslo, Norway)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies- Florida International University
    (Miami, Florida)
  • Certificate of Budo Specialization- International Budo University
    (Katsuura, Japan)

Author of “The Modern Samurai: Martial Studies & the Modernization of the Japanese School System” (Read More)

Wikipedia Articles written By Frank Nieves

Competition Experience

  • National & Regional
    • 2014 All Florida State Kendo Championships- Bronze (Orlando, FL)
    • 2013 All Florida State Kendo Championships- Bronze (Bartow, FL)
    • 2012 All Florida State Kendo Championships- Gold (Bartow, FL)
    • 2011 Southeastern Kendo Regional Championships- Gold (Murfreesboro, TN)
    • 2007 Seitei Iaido National Championships- Silver (Omaha, NE)
    • 2006 All Florida State Kendo Championships- Bronze (Tampa, FL)
    • 2005 United States Kendo National Championships- Quarterfinalist (Ann Arbor, MI)
    • 2005 All Florida State Kendo Championships- Silver (Tampa, FL)
    • 2004 Southeastern Kendo Regional Championships- Bronze (Charlotte, NC)
    • 2004 Seitei Iaido National Championships- Gold (Boulder, CO)
    • 2002 United States Kendo National Championships- Bronze (Los Angeles, CA)
    • 2002 Seitei Iaido National Championships- Silver (Seattle, WA)
    • 2000 Southeastern Kendo Regional Championships- Gold (Charleston, SC)
    • 2000 Seitei Iaido National Championships- Bronze (New York, NY)
    • 1999 United States Kendo National Championships- Bronze (Las Vegas, NV)
    • 1998 Southeastern Kendo Regional Championships- Gold (Charlotte, NC)
    • 1996 Seitei Iaido National Championships- Bronze (New York, NY)
    • 1994 Southeastern Kendo Regional Championships- Silver (Miami, FL)
  • International
    • 2012 Oslo Regional Kendo Championships- Gold (Oslo, Norway)
    • 2012 Stockholm Kendo Open- Quaterfinalist (Stockholm, Sweden)
    • 2007 All Japan Kendo Federation Hachioji Tokyo Seitei Iaido Championships- Silver (Tokyo, Japan)
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