Announcing: Takizawa Kenji sensei visit to Nanseikan, 17 March 2012
Thanks to efforts of Shinoda sensei, we will be hosting a visit by Takizawa Kenji sensei, Kyoshi 8 dan. He is very interested in teaching Kendo to young people and he has asked specifically to visit our dojo!
Takizawa sensei's father was Takizawa Kozo sensei Hanshi 9(!) dan. He is best known for winning one of the last Tenran Jiai, or special match in the Emperor's presence. Only selected high level kenshi were invited to compete, and in this case it was members of the Imperial Guard. You can read a report about this remarkable kenshi and the match itself here.