Shinkendo is a Japanese sword art created by Kaiso Toshishiro Obata, current headmaster of the Shinkendo Honbu Dojo in downtown Los Angeles. Training involves use of both wooden swords (bokken) and live blades (shinken) in solo forms, partner practice, and target cutting (tameshigiri). See shinkendo.com for additional details about the art.
Dr. Joe Pierre is a UCLA professor who has been studying Shinkendo since 2005. He is a member of the International Shinkendo Federation, holds an instructor's rank in the art, and is interested in forming a a Shinkendo study group and sports club at UCLA. For additional information or to express interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.