Traditional Japanese Cultural Matters at The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School

The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School prides itself in attempting to provide not only one of the very few permanent learning Centres here in the UK for the traditional Martial Arts of Japan, but also in its past and ongoing commitment to the many cultural aspects related to Japan.

As such, The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School has its own Cultural Advisor, Akemi Solloway (nèe Tanaka) Sensei. Akemi is the eldest daughter of an old Samurai Family, descended from the Karo of Iwatsuki Castle in the time of Lord Ota Dokan (1432-1486).

Roger Payne, the Dojo Head of MSMAS is a Founding Committee Member of The Japan Society of Brighton & Mid Sussex, acting as Martial Arts advisor, whilst another MSMAS Sempai, Ian Chapman advises on Japanese Swords in his position within the Token Society.

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