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Esaka Sensei

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Seigen Esaka Sensei

Esaka Sensei, Hanshi, 10th Dan is a direct student of both the 20th Soke, Kono Hyakuren, and the 21st Soke, Fukui Torao. He holds a Hanshi, 10th dan, in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido and regularly instructs iaido practioners of all levels in Japan, North America, Asia, and Europe. He is one of the world's leading sword practitioners.

Esaka Sensei holds the following positions:
-President of the Seito Seiryu Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido Kokusai Renmei (IKR)
-Iaido instructor for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
-Iaido instructor for Japan Self-Defense Forces
-Iaido instructor for Japan's Iaido Renmei Defense Academy

We are extremely fortunate and honoured to have hosted Esaka Sensei many times in Vancouver. It is rare for an individual of his calibre and experience to provide instruction outside of Japan. His guidance and wisdom over the years has strengthened our dojo and has helped our members sharpen their skill and knowledge of iaido. We admire his leadership and hold him in the utmost respect. We look forward to the next time that Esaka Sensei is able to train us in Vancouver.