Patrick Register was the first kendo (and iaido) student of Dach-sensei in Memphis. He is the only current student to have traveled to Japan to train directly with Memphis Kendo's founding father, Nakahama-sensei, prior to his death. He was twice selected to the All-Southeast U.S. Kendo Team, competing at the All-U.S. National Championships in Cleveland, OH (1996) and Las Vegas, NV (1999). At Las Vegas, he placed in the top-16 of the Men's Individual Division, making him one of the best active, competitive kendo players in the United States at the time.
Pat is a professional musician/singer/songwriter, having been on the Memphis music scene for many years with such bands as Come In Berlin, The Lost Boys, and Voodoo Village. He is a regular fixture as a solo artist in many clubs and restaurants around Memphis and continues to tour with bands across the country. Pat regularly contributes to the music ministries of several local churches, and has toured and worked directly with such music legends as Al Jarreau, Al Green, Kirk Whalum, Rufus Thomas, Toto and Survivor. His professional website is http://www.patregister.com/