Tim Richmond

SANDAN
(3rd Degree Black Belt)
ARAKI MUJINSAI RYU IAIDO

Sempai Richmond has been training in Araki Mujinsai Ryu Iaido for about 15 years.  He began in 1987, trained for two years, returned in 2003, and has been training ever since.  He has been teaching Iaido for over 6 years.

Sempai Richmond began also training in Shotokan Karate-do in 2012, and has attained the rank of 2nd Kyu.

In 2015, Sempai Richmond was invited to participate in the Taikai in Himeji Japan, which occurs every 5 years.  He was one of about 10 students that were invited to represent the USA.  Afterwards, he stayed in Japan and trained for a week with some of the highest ranking instructors in his style.  In his free time he likes to go to church on Sundays, and to read Science Fiction, Fantasy, Politics, and History on every day of the week.

Timeline

ARAKI MUJINSAI RYU IAIDO
Started      1987 (trained 2 years)
Restarted 2003
Shodan     2009
Nidan        2012
Sandan    2014