Tetsuro Shimaguchi was born in Saitama prefecture in Japan and graduated from Nihon University College of Arts. After extensive experience in kabuki and other theater, he established and leads “Kengishu Kamui” in 1988. He is a “Samurai Sword Artist” pursuing mixed styles such as beauty of form, acting and martial arts.
One of his major accomplishments as an actor was performing as Crazy 88’s “MIKI”, as well as directing the swordfight choreography in “KILL BILL Vol. 1” the iconic film by Quentin Tarantino.
This movie was ranked #1 in Feb 2017 by Collider website of “The Best Fight Scenes of the 21st Century”.
Tarantino recruited legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping and sword fight choreographer Tetsuro Shimaguchi, for the film and the results are now part of movie history.
After the success of KILL BILL, KAMUI has had rave reviews at performances internationally.
In 2012, he established the original samurai dojo, “Kengido” and he has been expanding it not only in Japan but also in many other countries such as Italy, Poland, U.S.A. and Republic of Lithuania etc while he protects and promotes the Samurai culture.
Live performances mixed with beauty of form, acting, martial arts and sword fighting scenes just as exciting like in action movies. Don’t miss the chance to learn Samurai moves, get an autograph and take a photo with Samurai Sword Artist in your creative fighting pose.