Toshishiro Obata

Toshishiro Obata

  • Born on
    • October 20th, 1948
Toshishiro Obata is the founder of Shinkendo. He is well known in Japan as a tameshigiri champion for several years in a row and is an authorized shitoka. He studied aikido under Gozo Shioda in the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo, and studied the sword arts of Nakamura-ryu, Ioriken Battojutsu, Toyama-ryu, Yagyu Shinkage-ryu, Kashima Shin-ryu, Ryukyu Kobudo, and others. He moved to America in 1980 to start teaching and to develop his own sword art, based on his extensive experience. In 1990, the International Shinkendo Federation was officially established. The federation has grown to 80 branches internationally, and continues to expand. Obata, as the founder of the school, is referred to as Obata Kaiso by his students, and continues to travel across the globe to hold seminars for his students around the world. Since 1986, Obata has appeared in several Hollywood films.

Starring Toshishiro Obata on Plex


Acting (13 Credits)

1995The Hunted as Ryuma
1994Blue Tiger as Kunimatsu
1994The Shadow as Mongol
1993Rising Sun as Guard at Imperial Arms
1993Demolition Man as CryoCon
1992Rage and Honor as Chan Lu
1991Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze as Tatsu
1991Showdown in Little Tokyo as Sato
1990Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie as Tatsu
1990China O'Brien as Sommers's Henchmen Fighter (uncredited)
1990China O'Brien II as Man with Claws
1989Black Rain as Mediator
1984Ghost Warrior as Japanese Officer (as Toshiji Obata)

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