Scott Halls

Scott is the dojo leader at Heijoshin and he formed the dojo in 2005 on the advice of Iwami Toshio Harukatsu, the 11th soke of Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu. He currently holds the rank of godan (5th-dan) in iai, nidan (2nd-dan) in jodo, is a BKA registered regional (Midlands) coach and has represented Great Britain through the British Kendo Association’s iaido team for eight years.

Scott is also a monkasei of Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu kenjutsu under Kajiya-soke, practicing both at his personal dojo in Kitakyushu, Japan and at seminars abroad. He has practiced kenjutsu for the past sixteen years and is the national representative for Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu in the United Kingdom.

Scott has been involved in martial arts since 1984, starting out in karate, jujutsu and kobudo before discovering Japanese sword arts.

Outside of the budo world, Scott is a self-employed illustrator and enjoys hang gliding, American football, hiking/cycling and sketching/sculpting/photography in what little free time he has.