Shweta began training in the Bujinkan under Shihan Michael Asuncion in 2005. She made her first trip to Japan to train in 2007 and has travelled to Japan regularly since then. She trains at the Michigan Bujinkan Dojo in Ann Arbor, MI.
(Godan - 5th Degree Black Belt)
Since age 13 I have trained in several martial arts and combat styles including the following:
Tae Kwon Do
I have been studying Bujinkan for almost 15 years at the time of this writing, and had found early on that it offers everything I am looking for and more from a martial art.
Robert started training in the Bujinkan in 2001, receiving his fifth degree black belt and shidoshi license in 2013. He has visited Japan several times for training and study. In 2020 he was promoted to ninth dan.
Joey began training in the Bujinkan in 2008 under Shihan Ethan Capers of Mizu Nagare Dojo. He passed his Godan test in 2017. Joey believes that the process of studying the art starts and ends with the basics. He currently runs the Bujinkan Shouki Dojo based out of Yorkville, IL.
Rohan Morajkar is a 6th dan shidoshi under tutelage of Dai-shihan Dr. Michael Asuncion. Rohan started training with Michael sensei in 2012 while attending graduate school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After completing his studies he moved down to Tucson, AZ where he trained with Shihan Eric Barfield and Dai-shihan Peter Crocoll. Recently he moved to the Silicon Valley where he is training with Shihan Dr. Alan Poon.
Phil runs the Bujinkan Hasu Dojo in Cleveland Ohio, he began training in 2003 and trains under Shihan Luke Molitor.
Nick Nelson, currently ranked Rokudan received Shidoshi Certification at the Bujinkan Hanbu in 2018 after passing the Sakki test given by Toshiro Nagato Dai Shihan. He has been studying martial arts for over 20 years and is currently under the tutelage of Patrick Lee Dai Shihan. He is also a Kendo practitioner.
Mike is an instructor at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo. He started training in 2001, and has visited Japan since 2007 to train at the Bujinkan Hombu. In 2014, Mike passed the Godan test under Nagato Shihan. In 2021, Mike received his Judan.
Rose Roberts began training under Dai Shihan Karl Koch in 2012 through his shibu at Purdue University and Virginia Tech. She began training at the Dayton Bujinkan Dojo under Dai Shihan Jeff Ochester and other lead instructors upon moving to the area in 2019. She passed the Godan test in 2021 under Shinden Fudo Ryu Soke Nagato Dai Shihan.
Jon began his Bujinkan training in 2004 under Henry Travis and Dave Barger. In 2014 he trained in Japan under Nagato sensei and passed the saki test. Jon is currently a Nana dan and co founder of the Asheville Bujinkan dojo in western North Carolina.
I started with Terry McKelvey in 1993 and Jay Zimmerman in 1999. I passed the Godan test on 7/31/2019. I currently train with Jay Zimmerman Dai Shihan. Over the years I have attended seminars with Shiraishi Sensei, Glenn Morris, Dick Severance, and Michael Dai Shihan
Daniel has been involved in martial arts since the 1990’s and began training Bujinkan in 2015. He received his Godan under Sensei Nagato in Dayton, 2021. He trains in Lexington, Kentucky with Billy and Phil at the Bujinkan Lexington Dojo.
Jo has been training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu since 2011. She received her Godan under Dai Shihan Gabe Logan in 2016.
Andy Webb received his godan in 2018. He teaches and trains at the Blue Water Bujinkan Dojo in Michigan.