Black Belt Hall of Famer', Shihan Dana Abbott, has spent thirty-nine years in extensive study learning the ways of the Japanese sword, including 14 years in Yokohama, Japan. After graduating from Arizona State University in 1978, Shihan Abbott became a world traveler. In Japan he began his kendo/martial arts studies at Nihon Taiiku Daigaku. In addition, his bladed weaponry experience is extensive and well polished. He has taught and conducted seminars in over 30 countries. Shihan Dana Abbott is honored to hold the esteemed rank of Shihan 7th Dan, obtained at the Hombu Dojo in Yokohama, Japan.