Owner, Eikobudogu USA
Sandy was born in Baltimore and raised in Tokyo, where he began practicing Kendo at the age of 8. After graduating from the International Budo University (IBU) with a major in Kendo, Sandy relocated to the United States to become a part of Team USA. Sandy has since competed in multiple All United States and World Kendo Championships. Sandy currently holds the rank of Renshi 7-Dan, and continues to practice regularly at the Gardena Kendo Club in Southern California.
Born and raised in Southern California, Nathan discovered his love for Kendo at the age of 13. Nathan continues to practice Kendo regularly at Costa Mesa Kendo Dojo in Southern California, and currently holds the rank of 4-Dan. He is also both a founder and instructor at the University of California, Irvine’s Kendo club.
After graduating from UCI, Nathan spent years in Japan, where he was given the opportunity to practice Kendo while studying Budogu under some of the finest craftsmen in the country. He is dedicated to learning everything there is to know about Budogu, and extending his knowledge through world class customer service.