Mr. Suino was four times the all-Kanto sword forms champion at his rank level and represented his region in the national tournament in 1991, only the second non-Japanese ever to do so. He has taught students from all walks of life, including children, adults and senior citizens, military personnel and police officers, in dojo all over North America. He teaches iaido, judo, and jujutsu in seminars all over the United States and Canada. Information about Mr. Suino's seminars can be found at
Suino Sensei also studied judo under the late Walter Todd Sensei. Todd Sensei trained at the famed Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, and he was a direct student of Mifune Kyuzo Sensei (tenth dan) and Ito Kazuo Sensei (tenth dan). Todd Sensei, one of the original members of the SMAA, received his eighth dan in judo from the Kokusai Budoin, a worldwide traditional martial arts federation that is headquartered in Tokyo.
Suino Sensei currently holds the SMAA title/rank of Shihan/7th dan in iaido, Shihan/6th dan in judo, and Fuku Shihan/4th dan in jujutsu. He is a Division Director in both the Iaido Division and the Judo Division within the SMAA.
Suino Sensei is the Director of the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, offering instruction in iaido, Nihon jujutsu, and judo. The training approach at JMAC is to strive for excellence in technique and in personal development. For more information, go to