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Alyssa started training in 2008 and passed her godan in 2017. She is a lab tech, a cat mom and trains with her husband in Michigan.
Dai Shihan Carol Koch is a Ju-godan (15th degree black belt) in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu with thirty-eight years of experience in the art. Having trained in archery and kung fu previously, Carol and her future husband Karl became intrigued with Ninjutsu in 1981 through books by Andrew Adams and Stephen Hayes and began training exclusively in Ninjutsu/ Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu in 1983. She was one of the featured instructors at the first Kunoichi Tai Kai, held in Hannover Germany. In September 2013, Soke Hatsumi promoted Carol to Ju-godan and awarded her the Golden Dragon Medal. While on her annual training trip to Japan in October of 2017, Soke Hatsumi awarded her the title of Dai Shihan. In addition to training, Carol’s background as a licensed Rolf Practitioner provides unique insights into body motion which aid in conveying the movements of taijutsu to students.
Emily Jo Warfield
Jo Warfield has been training in Bujinkan since 2011. She received her Shodan in 2016, and her godan in 2018
Gable Logan has trained in the Bujikan since 1992. He is a dai shi-han and the head instructor of the Bujinkan of the Upper Peninsula Michigan.
Genevieve started training Bujinkan in 2008 under Gabe Logan and passed her Godan test in 2015. She is currently a Masters Student in Public History at Wayne State University.
Greg Weiss has been studying the martial arts since 1982 and has experience in various arts including Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Jujutsu, Brazilian Jujitsu, and Aikido. He has studied Budo Taijutsu since 1986 and holds the rank of Shidoshi.
Jess Attilli (Bujinkan Shidoshi) has been training since 1995 and going to Japan for training since 2003. Jess passed the Godan test at the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in 2005 and received Jugodan in 2014. He is also a Golden Dragon Award, and Shin Gi Tai Bufu Ikkan Award recipient, and Dai-Shihan certificate recipient. Jess visits Japan yearly to train with Hatsumi Soke and the Japanese Shihan. His daughters have been training with him since they were children and have also been to Japan for training at the Hombu Dojo. For Jess, the Bujinkan is about family.
Mike was inspired to try the martial arts from a school play when he was 8 where he had to work on a knife fight scene for a school play. The other inspiration was being 11 and being soundly beaten up by a gang of neo-nazi skinheads in their 20s. He started with Muay Thai and Aikido but aged 16 found the Bujinkan in his hometown outside Manchester, UK. Training far too much he went with his dojo for a two week training trip to Japan in 1991. The two weeks ended in 2013. Mike regularly travels back to Japan and is honored to be invited to share his experiences and knowledge!
Pam is a Bujinkan Shidoshi and one of the co-owners of the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo. She has been training since 1995. Pam passed the Godan test at the Bujinkan Hombu in Japan in 2006 and received Judan in 2011. She visits Japan yearly to train with Soke and the Japanese Shihan. Pam has taught at the Midwest Taikai and as a substitute at the Dayton Dojo. Pam is a technology product leader at a global consulting services company. Pam is also 200RYT certified yoga instructor and owner of Thrive Yoga in Dayton.
Shweta began training in the Bujinkan under Dai Shihan Michael Asuncion in 2005. She passed the Godan test in Japan in 2011. She regularly travels to Japan to study with Hatsumi Soke and Nagase Dai Shihan. She is also a new mother and a management consultant by profession.