Art McConnell

Sensei Art McConnell

Trained at John Slocum’s New York Samurai Dojo from 1961-1966. Managed the dojo and took his first iaido lesson in 1964 in Ōmori Ryū from Mr. Slocum who learned from Okano Sensei of Hachioji City, kenkojuku Hambu.

Our Locations

Main School
Tozai Sword School
At Empire State Dojo
86 Terry Road, Smithtown, NY
Instructors: Art McConnell / Karl Groeger

Affilate Location
High Bridge Sword Club
At Takahashi Dojo
76 Montauk Highway, Amity Harbor, NY
Instructors: Matt Martini

Sensei Art McConnell

Sensei Art McConnell kicking, then a 19 year old purple belt in the USAF, Nashville Tenn. with Ernie Closson. September 1964.

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The Spirit of Billy Jack Lives On

In Memory of Tom Laughlin

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Books for sale.

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Order THE DRAGON’s GARDEN
for $19.70 by CLICKING HERE

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Order THE RONIN SOLDIER’s DIARY
for $20 by Calling Sensei Art at 516-707-2051
Sensei Art will personally autograph your copy.

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