About

Hi, my name is George, and I’m a kendo and classical Japanese martial artist based in Osaka, Japan. Amongst other things I am the only non-Japanese fully qualified public high school kendo teacher in Japan, the first and only kendo nanadan from Scotland, an amateur historian, a fluent Japanese speaker, a bit of an antique kendo book collector, and a life-long vegetarian.

I have been involved in creating and writing kendo websites since around 1994 or 95, when I launched what was almost certainly the first or second kendo website online (for what is now Edinburgh Kendo Club).

Since launching kenshi 24/7 in 2008 I have published nearly 500 articles as well as seven real-world publications, easily making the site the best kendo resource online.

kenshi 24/7 publications can be found at kendo-book.com and our archives here and information about George’s annual kendo seminar in Edinburgh, Scotland, can be found here.

Kyoto Taikai, 2022
Edinburgh Kendo seminar, 2017

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