Akira Ijima, 8th Dan, Kyoshi, IBU Kendo Club Chairman
Born in Akita-ken, 1957, Ijima-Sensei attended Honjo High School and Nippon Sports Science University. There he worked as a professor’s assistant before moving to the International Budo University. Ijima-Sensei has competed in many tournaments, including the National Teaching Faculty Tournament, and the All Japan East vs. West Tournament. He has taken roles as both the Kendo Club Women’s and Men’s Director, and is currently a professor at the IBU and Kendo Club Chairman.
Toshio Maruhashi, 8th Dan, Kyoshi
Born in Akita-ken in 1962, Maruhashi-Sensei attended Akita Minami High School and Tsukuba University. After graduating, he moved to the International Budo University, where he is currently a professor.
Kimiharu Iwakiri, 8th Dan, Kyoshi
Born in Miyazaki-ken in 1966, Iwakiri-Sensei attended Takachiho High School and the International Budo University. After gradation, Iwakiri-Sensei stayed as a professor’s assistant, and is currently a professor himself.