Geoff Salmon holds the All Japan Kendo Federation rank of Kyoshi and the grade of 7th Dan and has competed regularly in the prestigious Kyoto Taikai competitions. He teaches kendo in the UK and Europe and has held a number of key posts including chairman of the British Kendo Association and manager of the British National Kendo Squad. He has refereed at the European Championships on numerous occasions and also at the recent World Championships. He writes regularly about kendo on his popular blog www.kendoinfo.net. Salmon spent three years living and training in Japan, dividing his time between the Osaka Shudokan and several dojos in Hyogo. He was fortunate to study directly with several great 2nd generation kendo teachers including Matsumoto Toshio, Hanshi 9th Dan. He visits Japan often to further his knowledge of this sport.