The founder and current head instructor of Shinkan-ryū Kenpō is Saneteru Radzikowski. With the vision of creating swordsmanship training that bases itself on the safe and proper technique of the Japanese katana, Mr. Radzikowski extended on his education of Iaijutsu, Jojutsu, Kendo, and Kenjutsu. Studying the arts of koryū kenjutsu, Mr. Radzikowski expanded and refined techniques so that others around the world could enjoy learning this art.
Mr. Radzikowski 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. Through Kendō he became intensely interested in the art of Japanese sword fighting. Beginning in Japan in 2010 he continued his bugei studies. Starting in Tokyo 2010, he studied, Shindō Munen-ryū Kenjutsu, Musō Shinden Ryū Iaijutsu, and Shintō Musō-ryū Jojutsu under Ogawa Takeshi Sensei. He also spent a year studying Suiō-ryū Iai-kenpō in Tokyo. The swordsmanship of Shintō Munen-ryū was his main focus., and after practicing, researching and receiving the techniques of koryū kenjutsu, he then embarked out on his own, forming Shinkan-ryū Kenpō. He has been a sword instructor in the style of Shinkan Ryū Kenpō in Japan since 2016.