This organization, headed by Mitsuo Hataya sensei, teaches Nakamura-ha Toyama ryu battodo.
This organization was designed to bring together battodo practitioners of various ryuha (styles) through two sets of seitei kata.
I started studying Toyama ryu battodo in 2011 at , where he still train under Sang Kim sensei. I established the Brooklyn Battodo study group in 2016 as an extension of Byakkokan.
I strongly believe in teaching what I know well, not just parroting what my teachers said. Sometimes that means the answer to a student’s question is “I don’t know,” followed by developing my own understanding through intense training.