Seiryukan Dojo

Seizankai Toyama Ryu Batto Jutsu

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The Seiryukan Dojo is directly affiliated with the following Japanese Sword organizations, Zen Nihon Toyama Ryu Iaido Renmei (ZNTIR), US Toyama Ryu, Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei (ZNBDR), and the US Federation of Batto Do.

Each year the instructors of the Seiryukan Dojo make every effort to train with the head instructors of each of these organizations to develop technique, enhance teaching skills, and gain a better understanding of the philosophy behind the sword techniques.

                                             Hataya Sensei                                                  Bob Elder Sensei
                                             9th Dan Hanshi                                               7th Dan Hanshi
                                            Kaicho ZNTIR                                                    Kaicho US Toyama Ryu

                                         Sakaida Sensei                                                Sang Kim Sensei
                                               8th Dan Hanshi                                               6th Dan
                                               Kaicho ZNBDR                                                 Kaicho USFBD


                           Seiryukan Dojo Instructors


Robert Steele,  Sensei

Yondan     Zen Nihon Toyama Ryu Iaido Renmei
Yondan      Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
Yondan      US Federation of Batto Do
Nidan         Seizankai Toyama Ryu Batto Do

Founder of the Seiryukan Dojo.
Original founding board member of USFBD.
First US student to achieve Shodan in Seizankai in only one year.

USFBD Taikai
2001     1st Place Shodan Tameshigiri
                 1st Place Team Tameshigiri
2002     2nd Place Nidan/Sandan Kata
                 3rd Place Nidan/Sandan Tameshigiri
2003     2nd Place Kumitachi
                 2nd Place Team Tameshigiri
2005     Taikai Tachiainin
2007     Taikai Tachiainin 
2008     Taikai Co-director/Tachiainin

West Coast Batto Do Taikai
2006      3rd Place NidanSandan Kata

Shin Shin Seiguchi Ryu Batto Jutsu Winter Taikai
2003      3rd Place Nidan/Sandan Kata

Linda Hatfield,  Senior Student

Sandan     Zen Nihon Toyama Ryu Iaido Renmei
Sandan     Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
Sandan     US Federation of Batto Do

15 year+ student of Japanese Iaido​​

Seth Cotner,  Senior Student 

Nidan        US Federation of Batto Do
Nidan        Zen Nihon Toyama Ryu Iaido Renmei
Sandan     Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
Shodan     Seizankai Toyama Ryu Batto Do

USFBD Taikai
2015     3rd Place Tameshigiri
2017     2nd Place Team Tameshigiri