Guy Power, first sensei and founder of Kenshinkan Dojo, lives a full and rich life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has "moved on" from martial arts activity with pride and confidence in his successors.





1952 - Born at Fort Benning Georgia.

1968 - 1970 - Bangkok, Thailand. 1st Dan, Chang Mu Kwan Taekwondo under Kim Myung-soo, 6th Dan.

1970 - Bangkok, Thailand. Not ranked, Kendo (AJKF chapter).

1970 - 1973 - Charleston, SC. 1st Dan, Mugai Ryu under Albert C. Church, 3rd Dan (his teacher, Kuniba Shogo sensei). 3rd Dan, Shorinji Tekken Ryu Kenpo; 3rd Dan, jujutsu.

1983 - 1985 - Los Angeles, CA. 1st Dan, Toyama Ryu Iaido under Obata Toshishiro, Kyoshi 7th Dan (his teacher, Nakamura Taizaburo Sensei).

1985 - Co-authored Naked Blade, a book of Toyama Ryu Iaido techniques.

1986 - 1988 - Monterey Institute of International Studies. BA in Political Science; minor in Japanese language.

1988 - 2nd Dan Toyama Ryu Iaido; shido-in hosa (assistant teacher) license from Obata san.

1990 - 1994 - Sobudaimae, Japan. No ranking, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido under Onozaki Mitsuhiro (his teacher: his father. Father's teacher: Nakayama Hakudo, 16th soke of the Shimomura faction, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido). Received mokuroku from Onozaki sensei.

1990 - 1994 - Yokohama, Japan. Renshi, 6th Dan, Toyama Ryu Iaido; Okuden license, Nakamura Ryu Battodo; Densho certificate presented by Nakamura Taizaburo Sensei (Soke); the next soke will be selected only from the 45 Densho holders. Studied under Nakamura Taizaburo Sensei, Hanshi 10th Dan; Satoh Shimeo, Hanshi 9th Dan; and Suzuki Kunio, Kyoshi 8th Dan.

3 Nov 1993 - Tokyo, Japan. Performed Toyama Ryu kata at Meiji Shrine during the Nippon Kobudo Shinkokai (Japan Ancient Martial Ways Preservation Society) annual demonstration.

1994 - Yokohama, Japan. Chartered as the International Battodo Federation representative for America; received the traditional wooden sign of authorization (Kanban).

1996 - Mountain View, CA. Opened the Kenshinkan Dojo at Moffett Federal Airfield.

1997 - Elected as Permanent Member, Board of Directors for the International Battodo Federation.

1995 - 1998 - San Jose State University. Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA).

2001 - San Diego, CA. Promoted to Renshi, 7th Dan.