Hiroshi Ichimura ("Sensei", Head Instructor)

Kendo Renshi 6 Dan (6th Degree Blackbelt)

2017 - 1st Place finisher of Senior Individual Competition at the All United States Kendo Championship tournament
2017 - 1st Place finisher of Senior Team Competition at the All United States Kendo Championship tournament
2015-Current - Vice President of Education, Northern California Kendo Federation
2011-2014 - Vice President of Competition, Northern California Kendo Federation
*Over 15 years of experience teaching Kendo in Northern California

Ryo Ichimura ("Sensei", Instructor)

Kendo 4 Dan (4th Degree Blackbelt)

2017 - NCKF Mens Team member (AUSKF National Championships)
2014 - NCKF Senior Youth Boys Team Member (AUSKF National Championships)


Jason Yang (Assistant Instructor)

Kendo 3 Dan (3rd Degree Blackbelt)

Started Kendo from 1999 in Pasadena, California; I paused my training for some years due to family duty, then I came back to Kendo because I truly enjoy it.

To me, Kendo is like a mirror which reflects my mindset and weakness regardless the skill level of the person I practice with. People who practice Kendo differ in talent and strength, but everyone's ultimate opponent is the same - oneself.


Mary Vinas (Assistant Instructor)

Kendo 3 Dan (3rd Degree Blackbelt)


Paul Chang (Assistant Instructor)

Kendo 2 Dan (2nd Degree Blackbelt)