John Evans was born in Oxford in 1954. He began practicing meditation, yoga and martial arts in his teens. After graduating from Oxford University he spent 5 years in a monastery before going to study in Japan for eleven years. After meeting a yamabushi (mountain ascetic) he began training in shugendo and several sword arts. He published Trog a book of poems about this training in 1992. Since his return to the UK in 1995 he has been teaching Battodo and tanren (forging of inner and outer power) in London at the Fudokan Dojo. He holds a 7th degree black belt in Nakamura Ryu Battodo through the IBF Japan.
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