Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The SMAA Welcomes John Evans Sensei to its Board of Advisors
The SMAA has a new Senior Advisor in England. His name is John Evans Sensei, and he is the chief instructor of the Battodo Fudokan Dojo in London. He lived in Japan from 1981-1992, where he studied Toyama Ryu and Nakamura Ryu battodo (forms of swordsmanship) under the late Nakamura Taisaburo Sensei, tenth dan. Evans Sensei has received Kyoshi and seventh dan from the International Battodo Federation, an association founded by Nakamura Sensei, creator of Nakamura Ryu. Evans Sensei also has dan grades (or an equivalent classical rank) in Muso Shinden Ryu iaido, Kashima Shinto Ryu kenjutsu, Kurikara Ryu kenjutsu, and Shindo Muso Ryu jodo.
The SMAA is happy to welcome Mr. Evans to our Board of Advisors.