Monday, February 1, 2010


Suzuki Sensei's desire to join the SMAA validates the unique and important work our association is doing to promote and preserve genuinely traditional Japanese martial arts and ways. The presence of people like Suzuki Sensei and Omi Koji Sensei (former Japanese Finance Minster and member of Japan's House of Representatives) among our leaders gives added weight to the ranks that our members can receive from the various SMAA divisions. They also serve to further emphasize the international nature of the SMAA and our group's close ties to Japan and the classical Japanese martial arts community.

The pictures above can be enlarged by clicking on them. They show Suzuki Sensei at a younger age; in several of the photos
he is demonstrating Nakamura Ryu at the famed Meiji Shrine.