COVID-19 Response #12 – Classes Postponed until Feb. 1st.

January 9, 2022By F. NievesAnnouncements

Dear Members & Friends, I just received the following email from Michio Kajitani Sensei (All United States Kendo Federation Executive Vice President and thoracic surgeon in San Bernardino, California). Dear presidents of AUSKF member federations,  Please distribute to your members.  I had a brief conversation with our president, Maeda sensei,  regarding Covid-19 situation.  As most … Read More

COVID-19 Response #11 -Classes Postponed

January 3, 2022By F. NievesAnnouncements

Dear Members & Friends, Earlier today I received a call from the management staff at OM Movement. They have informed me that a number of staff members have been infected with the new COVID Omicron variant. As a safety precaution, I am postponing our keiko hajime until next week (Monday, January 10).  Personally, I was … Read More

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2022By F. NievesAnnouncements

Dear Members & Friends, I hope this message finds you doing well and in good health. I’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year (Year of the Tiger)! Please keep in mind that classes start tomorrow (Monday, January 3). I hope that you can join us for our keiko hajime, Regards,Frank NievesInstitute of … Read More

Noshu Seki Ju Kanehiro Heisei Shinsakuto 2 Shaku 3 Sun

December 21, 2021By F. NievesSwords For Sale

This sword was made in July of 1993 by award winning swordsmith from Seki – Isaji Kanehiro. Kanehiro is best known for the sharpness of his blades and deep grooves making his swords well-balanced and easy to handle. He studied under the renown smith Makoto Takaba. Kanehiro specializes in Bizen style swords which were used … Read More

Institute of Budo Studies News & Updates

August 29, 2021By F. NievesAnnouncements

Dear Members & Friends, I hope this message finds you all healthy and doing well. Please take a moment to review the updates below. Class Update Starting on Monday (August 30th) we will be returning to regular training sessions. Kendo classes will be in full bogu. Masks are optional. Temperature checks will still be required … Read More

COVID-19 Response #10

August 16, 2021By F. NievesAnnouncements

Dear Members & Friends, We hope that all of you are doing well and staying healthy. As we enter the third week of training in the midst of rising COVID-19 cases we would like to provide you with the following updates. We will continue to require: Prescreening CheckCOVID by University of Nebraska Medical Center Appscreenshots … Read More

COVID-19 Response #9

August 8, 2021By F. NievesAnnouncements

Dear Members & Friends, I hope that all of you have been staying safe during these trying times. As mentioned in our last message, we will be restarting classes this week on Monday, August 9th. All four classes this week with be for both kendo and iaido members. Kendo bogu will not be required. Members … Read More

COVID-19 Response #8

August 2, 2021By F. NievesAnnouncements

Dear Members & Friends, Over the weekend a series of reports were released regarding the drastic spike in COVID-19 cases in South Florida. In light of these reports, we have decided to amend our schedule for the month of August in order to ensure the safety of our members. August 2 – 5 Classes suspended … Read More