Here Stephen describes his experience during a Seminar of Koryu (Classical) Iaido in Tokyo.
Stephen R. Nagy is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Japanese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he teaches courses on Japanese Foreign Policy, Society and Japanese Budo (Tradition and transformation from the Tokugawa period to present). He lived in Japan for 12 years and obtained his Ph.D. from Waseda University, Japan in International Studies. During that he studied Kendo (3rd dan), Iaido (5th dan) and taught Aikibudo (5th dan.)
Above and beyond his research at university, he has been a staff writer for Kendo World since 2005 in which he wrote about Kendo and Iaido from historical, social and historical perspectives. Stephen joined the Shoijinkan Dojo under Kishikawa Sensei tutelage in December 2009.
Stephen has obtained permission to share his publications on Kendo and Iaido that were originally published in Kendo World for the purpose of dessiminating knowldege about Kendo and Iaido to the Hong Kong and regional Kendo and Iaido community. He hopes that it will help further your personal shugyou!
Iaido Regional Training Seminar
Waseda University Kendo Club & Takano Sasaburo sensei
Important Question for the future of Budo