Instructors

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After having studied and assisting teaching Toyama Ryu for over 15 years in Orlando Mike Soriero was given the opportunity to conduct classes and introduce this great art to the Clermont area. Soriero Sensei’s Martial Arts study began in1972 training in various arts such as  Tae Kwon Do, Okinawan Goju Karate, Chito Ryu Karate, Okinawan Kobudo and Kendo.  In 1999 he began  training in Toyama Ryu under Bob Elder Sensei (7th Dan Kyoshi) and Hataya Mitsuo Sensei (9th Dan Kaicho Zen Nihon Toyamaryu Iaido Renmei). Since attending the first official Japanese sanctioned sword Tai Kai (tournament) in the U.S. in 1999 (hosted by Bob Elder sensei he has won over 10 Gold medals in competitions in both the U.S. and Japan.  In 2012 he relocated to Clermont, Fl. and was given authorization  to open a Dojo and study group by Hataya Mitsuo Sensei.

  • Head Instructor (Dojo Cho): 

  • Mike Soriero Sensei

  • Godan  (5th Degree Black Belt)- Toyama Ryu ZNTIR
  • Yon Dan (4th Degree) -US Battodo Federation
  • San Dan (3rd Degree)-ZNBDR (Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei)
  • San Dan (3rd Degree)-Seizankai Toyama Ryu, Machida, Japan

Hataya,Bob Sensei

Soriero Sensei with his teachers…
 Bob Elder Sensei, Hataya Mitsou Sensei

   Soriero Sensei’s Tournaments & Awards:

2002 Orlando Tai Kai

  • 1st Place (Shodan Tameshigiri)*
  • 2nd Place (Team Tamishigiri) 4th Place Dotan Tameshigiri *
  • Tai Kai Yu Sho (overall Tai Kai winner)

2002 Machida Japan Tai Kai

  • 1st Place (Shodan Kata)*

2003 Orlando Tai Kai

  • 1st Place (Shodan Tameshigiri)*
  • 3rd Place (Shodan Kata)

2004 Orlando Tai Kai

  • 2nd Place (Nidan/Sandan Kata)
  • 2nd Place (Nidan/Sandan Tameshigiri)

2005 Tochigi, Japan ZNBDR Tai Kai

  • 1st Place (Team Tameshigiri)*

2005 Orlando Tai Kai

  • 1st Place (Nidan/Sandan Tameshigiri)*

2006 Arizona Tai kai

  • 1st Place (Nidan/Sandan Kata)*

2007 Orlando Tai Kai

  • 1st Place (Nidan/Sandan Tameshigiri)*
  • 1st Place (Team Tameshigiri)*
  • 3rd Place (Dotan Tameshigiri)

2008 Palm Bay Tai Kai

  • 1st Place (Team Tameshigiri)*
  • 3rd Place (Yondan/Above Tameshigiri)
  • 4th Place (Dotan Tameshigiri)

2009 Orlando Tai Kai

  • 1st Place (Yondan/Above Kata)*
  •  1st Place (Yondan/Above Tameshigiri)*

2013 East Coast NY Tai Kai

  • 1st Place (Yondan/Above Tameshigiri)*

 2015-03-01 12.02.48

2015 Instructor Seminar with my 2 teachers:

Hataya Mitsuo Sensei & Bob Elder Sensei in front along with my senior classmates: Tom Smyth Sensei, Mike Femal Sensei, Bob Lampp and Hal Smith.

          

 

 

 

                                                                       

 

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