Biography of Author Shihan Dana Abbott

Shihan AbbottShihan Dana Abbott returned to the United States to start Samurai Sports and to share his knowledge regarding the ways of the Japanese sword in the samurai manner after a quarter century of extensive study including 14 years in Yokohama, Japan.

After graduating from Arizona State University, Shihan Dana Abbott became a world traveler and adventurer ending up in Japan where he began his kendo/martial arts studies at Nihon Taikiu Daigaku. In addition, Shihan Dana Abbott’s bladed weaponry experience is extensive and well polished. He has taught and conducted seminars in over 30 countries. Also, 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.

Shihan Dana Abbott was honored to be appointed to the position of Kokusai Bucho (International Director) for the All Japan Goshindo Renmei and the International Sports Chanbara Association, which has more than 220,000 members worldwide.

The following awards have been bestowed upon Shihan Dana Abbott

Shihan Abbott in his own easily taught method is able to instruct in a clear, concise, Zen-like fashion geared for both beginner and experienced alike. This has proved to be quite successful for him instructing the "spirit of the thing" throughout the United States.

Books By Shihan Dana Abbott

The 47th Ronin

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The 47th Ronin is available as an eBook on Amazon or find it on your Apple device by going to the iTunes Store.


The Samurai Sword: Introduction and Application

The Samurai Sword: Introduction and Application
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The Samurai Sword, Tachi-Iai Japanese Long Sword, Training and Ranking Manual

The Samurai Sword, Tachi-Iai Japanese Long Sword, Training and Ranking Manual
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The Samurai Sword, Kodachi-Iai Japanese Short Sword, Training and Ranking Manual

The Samurai Sword, Kodachi-Iai Japanese Short Sword, Training and Ranking Manual
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Samurai Sword Instructor's Course, Introduction to the Long and Short Sword

Samurai Sword Instructor's Course, Introduction to the Long and Short Sword
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A Guide to Teaching Padded Weaponry to Youth Athletes

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A Guide to Teaching Padded Weaponry to Youth Athletes
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