Mashuu Dojo’s Head Instructor is Matthew Lynch, a Senior Student and Instructor at the Shinkendo World Headquarters in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
He has been studying Japanese Swordsmanship under Headmaster Obata for many years and holds high ranks in Shinkendo and Toyama Ryu styles of swordsmanship.
Obata Kaiso often refers to Matthew’s technique as being very honest and pure, because Matthew practices only Shinkendo, and no other martial art. Thus, he has no bad habits to ‘unlearn’ and no other influences to taint his training. It is this pure and uncompromised training that he presents to his students at Mashuu Dojo.