Instructors

Ogihara 7 dan
San Mateo Kendo Dojo proudly has our chief instructor, Masaru Ogihara sensei, 7 Dan Kyoshi. He started to practice Kendo in junior high school in Japan. He continues to practice kendo through university where he received instruction from Shichiro Honma Sensei, 8 Dan Hanshi. By the way, current shihan there is Masashi Chiba sensei, 8 Dan Hanshi. Ogihara sensei came to US due to his company assignment in 1976. In 1981 he helped to establish San Mateo Kendo Dojo with parents of kenshi (kendoists) and friends, and continues to teach us spirit of kendo enthusiastically . He received 7 Dan in 1991 and Kyoshi in 1994.







     Instructors Position Name Rank
       
Ogihara 7 dan
 

Chief Instructor (Shihan)
 

Masaru Ogihara
 

7 dan Kyoshi






Tessier 4 dan

 

 
Instructor
 


Jean Tessier
 


 4 dan

Ota 4 dan
 

Instructor
 

Greg Ota
 

 4 dan
















 

Instructor    


Chris Han    


4 dan


Instructor John Satoru Konopka 4 dan


  Instructor              Hideshi Shiomi  4 dan
       




 























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Chief Instructor (Shihan) Masaru Ogihara 7 Dan Kyoshi 
Instructor Jean Tessier 4 Dan 
Instructor Greg Ota 4 Dan 
Instructor John Satoru Konopka 4 dan 
Instructor Hideshi Shiomi 4 dan 
Instructor Chris Han 4 dan 
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