Sensei Kano


The Way of the Warrior





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Personal Information





Sensei Kano was a blind samurai and the bōjutsu instructor visiting from Mugan Ryū, a sister school of Niten Ichi Ryū.


The Way of the Sword

He helps teach bōjutsu at the Niten Ichi Ryū.

The Way of the Dragon

He helps the young samurai escape.

The Ring of Sky

While Sensei Kano does not appear, it is revealed that some time after the events of The Ring of Water, Kazuki was brought to him for healing. After Sensei Kano had helped him, Kazuki turned his back on his former teacher by arresting him on the orders of the Shogun. What ultimately happened to him is not explained.


Sensei Kano is described as being a tall and bear-like man, with a kind heart but still a fearsome opponent.

Being blind makes people underestimate him and presume he is harmless; this could not be further from the truth. He fights using a wooden staff called a . Yamato is his star pupil. Sensei Kano also likes Jack.

What Sensei Kano lacks in eyesight he more than makes up for with his other senses. His seemingly supernatural hearing, his exceptional sense of smell, and his brilliant sense of touch make him practically omniscient to what's going on around him.


Sensei Kano is an expert martial artist, excelling in bōjutsu. Due to his blindness he depends on his other senses, primarily his hearing. This enables him to act like a person who can see at times.

His fighting skills come into their own in The Way of the Sword when he fights Dragon Eye. After Jack is paralyzed by Dim Mak, Sensei Kano heals him using a pressure point technique that was taught by him to a Chinese warrior. The same Chinese warrior also taught him the black art of Dim Mak.