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

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