Shihan Dana Abbott, after a quarter century of extensive study (including 14 years in Yokohama, Japan), returned to the United States to share his knowledge regarding the ways of the Japanese sword in the samurai manner. He has taught and conducted seminars in over 30 countries. He is honored to hold the esteemed rank of Kyoshi 7th Dan, in the sword art of Goshindo, obtained at the Hombu Dojo in Yokohama, Japan. In 1995, he was appointed to the position of Kokusai Bucho (International Director) for the All Japan Goshindo Renmei and the International Sports Chanbara Association, which has more than 200,000 members worldwide. Master Abbott returned to the United States in 1998 setting up Samurai Sports, Inc.
Shihan Abbott resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Tanaka Mari and their two children. He instructs the “spirit of the thing” throughout the United States giving seminars and individualized personal training to fit anyone’s needs.