I have a habit of giving some
of my weapons to students of high caliber. I decided to start photographing
students with them.
Here Aaron Sensei receives my
J-Armory Fuyuyama Katana.
I made a custom tsuka (hilt) and did the tsuka ito (handle
I sharpened it, too. Aaron Sensei
was awarded Shodan (First degree Black Belt) from me, and then lived
in Japan for a year studying Budo Taijutsu at Hatsumi Sensei's
Hombu Dojo. They then offered him a Sandan (Third Degree Black
Belt). Aaron contacted me to ask permission to accept this rank, and I enthusiastically
gave the affirmative!
Sensei has been my student and friend for more than eleven years. Gifted both
culturally and intellectually, Aaron Sensei even makes his own Meade.
weapon should fit the style of martial art and the taste of the owner. This
katana is light, quick and flexible. I could say the same thing about Aaron
Sensei. Please note the image on his t-shirt.