This is for those of you who live in San Francisco, be at the Asian Art Museum on the 27 of August, and you will be able to meet iaido samurai master Esaka Sensei. This event, called “Way of the Sword”, will not only feature him preforming techniques, but will also feature events like a special screening of Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman, drinking sake, and creating your own tsuba.
Esaka Sensei is a master at his craft, being the instructor for Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan’s Self Defense Forces, and Iaido Renmei Defense Academy; I’m pretty sure this guy at one time even fought Kenshin, and won! So if you live near San Francisco, do us all a favor and open up your schedule on the 27th of August and video tape all of it!
I wonder if he will make me his disciple if I beg hard enough?