Noboru Kataoka

Sword Choreographer



Kataoka a.k.a. Ken Kensei is a SAG actor and a 7th Dan Kendo (Japanese Samurai Fencing) and Iado (Sword) Choreographer.

He’s the Founder and Director of The New York City Kendo Club and the 20th generation Master of Muso Jikiden Eshin Ryui, a school dating from the 16th century.

A small summary of his work as an actor:
The Flying Scissors (2009) by Jonah Tulis
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) by Clint Eastwood
Black Rain (1989) by Ridley Scott
Slaves of New York (1989) by James Ivory