Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Suino Sensei Promoted to Iaido 8th Dan

Big news! Recently, the SMAA Board of Advisors and Board of Directors unanimously voted to award Nicklaus Suino Sensei an eighth dan in the SMAA Iaido Division. Suino Sensei is one of the founding members of the SMAA, one of three SMAA Primary Directors, and the general manager of our headquarters. He is the author of Budo Mind and Body: Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts, Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship, The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido, Strategy in Japanese Swordsmanship, and other works. He is also the Director of the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has been deeply involved in traditional Japanese budo since 1968.

More information will follow in the next issue of the SMAA Journal. Congratulations to Suino Sensei!