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Shihan Dana Abbott spent a quarter century in extensive study learning the ways of the Japanese sword, including 14 years in Yokohama, Japan. After graduating from Arizona State University, Shihan Abbott became a world traveler. In Japan he began his kendo/martial arts studies at Nihon Taikiu daigaku. In addition, his bladed weaponry experience is extensive and well polished. He has taught and conducted seminars in over 30 countries. He is honored to hold the esteemed rank of Shihan 7th Dan, in the sword art of Goshindo, obtained at the Hombu Dojo in Yokohama, Japan. He was also appointed Kokusai Bucho (International Director) for the All Japan Goshindo Renmei and the International Sports Chanbara Association, which has more than 220,000 members worldwide.

Streetwise Knife Fighting

In the world of knife fighting there is an unspoken rule. Go in, cut and get out unscathed. It is that simple, but we...

Full-Contact Weapon Sparring with the Staff

There is now a venue open to martial artists and combatants from around the world. Competing with no restrictions, at full speed and power,...

Books By Dana Abbott

THE SAMURAI SWORD Introduction and Application The Samurai Sword, Introduction and Application is a must have read plus reference of "how to" for every sword and...

The 47th Ronin by Dana Abbott

Why I Wrote The 47th Ronin The 47th Ronin is a newly published e-book written by Shihan Dana Abbott which offers the digital approach to...

A Reunion with Master Tanabe, My Mentor

Shihan Dana Abbott's Reunion with Master Tanabe It was about four in the afternoon and my flight was on its final approach.  As we broke...

Children and the Art of the Sword

When we think about swords and the martial arts involving swords, we seldom think of children.  It seems that the cutting blade and young...

Dana Abbott Learn The Sword

If Dana Abbott had been born in Japan 500 years ago, he’d have been a samurai. But since he was destined to see his...

Wood, Metal, Bamboo – Usage of the Japanese Sword

In the following few paragraphs I want to explain the “nuts and bolts” and the “hows and wherefores” for the usage of  the Japanese...

Close Quarter Baton Training with Police Safety Batons

We want to introduce the ActionFlex police safety batons that will improve law and security enforcement officer training. Security and law enforcement personnel have long had...

Secrets of the Japanese Sword

Over the last 30 years there has been a lot of hoopla about all the different styles and facets of martial arts and the...

The Best Block is No Block

The best block is no block at all!! With that said, it is well known and documented that if you try to block an...

Basic Sword Concepts with Padded Combative Weapons

Dana Abbott discusses how warriors have been educated since the beginning of time and how training with padded combative weapons improve training. I want to...

The Polishing Room: Intense Chanbara Training

First, a bit of background is in order. In the ‘70s and early ‘80s Goju-Shorei had what were known as bucket workouts, which occurred...

Negative Impact of Repetition Type Drills in Stick Fighting

The patterned sound of click clack, click clack, click clack is heard as the modern stick fighter's weapon goes through various repetition type drills...

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