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My name is Stephen Delaney and I am a United Kingdom based martial artist specializing in koryu bujutsu (Classical Japanese martial arts) and teach Matsui-ha Sosuishi-ryu in the London area. After living in Japan (Mainly the Kanto area) for almost a decade, I returned to the United Kingdom in early 2005. I have also earned licences in proficiency in Tenjin Shinyo-ryu and Araki-ryu Kogusoku.

I have also trained and had experience in Kogen Itto-ryu, Muso Shinden-ryu iai, Shinto Muso-ryu jo, ZNKR iai (4th dan), ZNIR iai (4th dan)Kodokan judo, Tomiki aikido, ZNKR seitei jo and Kendo.

I still go to Japan twice a year to train in the koryu I have chosen to study and to do further research of the densho (teaching texts) as well as historical documents pertaining to those schools. This also ensures that I keep the tradition I teach as accurate and honest as possible.

I can be contacted via e-mail or MSN messenger on