KENGIDO Samurai Sword Method
KENGIDO… it is Swordplay combined with Beauty of Form.
That means “THE WAY of SAMURAI” with a Sword Battle sublimed in original method.
It is improving spirit, technique and physical strength, and feeling breath,in mutual understanding, and then it tells Japanese intangible cultural property to all over the world.
Founder and Master
Date of Birth: 5/13/1970
Tetsuro Shimaguchi was born in Saitama prefecture in Japan and graduated from Nihon University College of Arts. After a lot of experience in theater activities such as kabuki, he established “Kengishu KAMUI” and heads up a team. He is a “SAMURAI ARTIST” pursuing mixed styles such as beauty of form, acting, and martial arts.
One of his major accomplishments as an actor was performing as Crazy 88’s “MIKI”, as well as directing the choreography in “KILL BILL Vol. 1” a film by Quentin Tarantino. Among other achievements: he led the KAMUI Tour in the US including a performance in the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, “CHANBARA”, “SAMURAI SPIRIT” performances in Edinburgh, Europe tours in places such as Teatre della Pergola in Italy, plentiful dinner shows in Hyatt Hotels and Sheraton Hotels, and performed main roles in short movies. He also choreographs performances in Meijiza, “CLAUDIA”, “HUMANITY”, and “HOSHINO DAICHI NI FURU NAMIDA” performed by Chikyu Gorgeous, and “JIROCHO-SANGOKUSHI” a film by Masahiko Makino. In these days, media networks in the US and Europe feature his works, and he advocates for the promotion of SAMURAI culture.
He has his certification as a master of Nanaougi-ryu classical Japanese dance, and he excels in Shinkageryu-Kenjutsu and Karate. In 2012, he established the original samurai dojo, “KENGIDO”.