Head Instructor Of The Martial Arts Of Shinkan-ryū Kenpō

The founder and current head instructor of Shinkan-ryū Kenpō is Steven F. Radzikowski. With the vision of creating swordsmanship training that bases itself on the safe and proper technique of the Japanese katana, Steven extended on his education of Iaijutsu, Jojutsu, Kendo, and Kenjutsu. Studying the arts of koryū kenjutsu, Steven expanded and refined techniques so that others around the world could enjoy learning.

Steven is a certified Massage & Craniosacral Therapist. He began his martial arts career with Yang family Tai Chi Chuan in 1993. From 1999 until 2003 he was teaching that art to others. From 2003 he then started his study of Kendō and Iaidō.  He became intensely interested in the art of Japanese sword fighting. Moving to Japan in 2010 he continued practicing.  He spent time mainly studying, Shindō Munen-ryū Kenjutsu (Nakayama-Hakudo line), Suiō-ryū Iai-kenpō, and Musō Shinden Ryū (Nakayama Hakudo line). After studying the techniques of koryū kenjutsu, Steven embarked out on his own. He has been teaching the style of Shinkan Ryū Kenpō in Tokyo, Japan since 2016.

We are not just picking up weapons to swing around and cause harm. There is more to learn. Good technique and a true and honest heart are integral to the study and application of the sword.

~Steven F. Radzikowski

Steven F. Radzikowski
Steven F. RadzikowskiHead Instructor
With over 20 years of teaching experience, and 26 years of martial arts and Buddhist meditation experience, Steven decided to broaden the system to better suit learning and to introduce more in-depth teachings. Developing that which were both present and not within the system that he found lacking from those practicing and teaching around him. This style of sword training is available to those all over the world and in Tokyo, Japan.