Representatives

We are currently accepting applications from martial arts school (dojo) instructors to serve as regional representatives. Contact the appropriate director if interested.

Eastern North America Director and Representative for East Coast U.S.A.

Mr. Philip M. Scudieri

Training since 1971 and teaching since 1973 Mr. Scudieri was awarded the ranks of 8th Dan in Nihon Kenjutsu and 8th Dan in Kobudo/Jutsu by the Zen Nihon Sogo Budo Renmi Seibukan Dojo in Kyoto Japan. Mr. Scudieri holds a 5th Degree Black Belt American Independent Karate and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Memberships include President of Kenjutsu International Association of Instructors, Chickurin Ha Heki Ryu Kyudo and the United States Judo Association. For 20 years Mr. Scudieri has been an instructor to several law enforcement agencies in Maryland and Delaware including and exclusive 2-year contract with the Bethany Beach police Department. Scudieri sensei is U.S. Director of Kobudo for Zen Nihon Sogo Budo Renmi and was awarded the tittles of Hanshi by the European Budo Council and Zen Nihon Sogo Budo Renmi, the All Japan National Governing Board for Budo.

Web Sites: Delaware Budokan | Ronin Knights Riding Club

 

Western North America Director and Representative for Western Canada

Mr. Kevin Lintott

Mr. Kevin Lintott is a sixth degree black belt (rokudan) in Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu and headmaster of Goshinkan JuJitsu, Shindo-Ryu Jujitsu, and Inukshuk Bushido Kai Jujitsu. His other ranks include a fifth degree black belt (godan) in Can-Ryu Jujitsu and first degree black belt (shodan) in Jishin-Do Jujitsu. An active police officer in Canada for the nations police force, Mr. Lintott is also president of the Alberta Ju-Jitsu Association (AJJA), a non-profit organization he founded in 2002 that aims to bring together jujitsu practitioners within Alberta, Canada, and to promote the art to non-members. He has more than ten years of experience working in protective services and has been a practitioner of both traditional and modern Japanese jujitsu for more than 20 years.

Web Sites: Goshin Martial Arts | Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association

 

Eastern European Director and Representative for Eastern Europe

Dr. Ivica Zdravkovic

Dr. Ivica Zdravkovic, M.D., is founder and head instructor of SHINBUKAN, a private non-profit school of Japanese martial arts, located in Pozarevac, Serbia. He is a specialist in family medicine and echosonography and author of several books for family practice physicians. Dr. Zdravkovic holds advanced budo ranks from organizations in Europe, USA and Japan, including 8th DAN in kenjutsu and aiki jujutsu and a title of Kyoshi. Dr. Zdravkovic also serves as a CEO of International Shinbudo Association, a sport-focused association for Sport Jujutsu and Sport Kenjutsu.

Web Site: Shinbukan

 

Western European Director and Representative for Italy

Mr. Maurizio Colonna

 

Mr. Maurizio Colonna is founder and head instructor of his own dojo in Bari, Italy. Mr. Colonna is a Sekiguchi Ryu Battojutsu Menkyo Chuden and Shibu-cho for Italy. He holds black belt degree in jujutsu. He is an experienced security counselor specializing in self-defense tactics. Mr. Colonna is an instructor to several italian law enforcement forces. He works as an industrial counter-espionage specialist for private agencies and various companies.

 

Web Sites: Arti Samurai | Sekiguchi Ryu Battojutsu - Italia

Facebook Page: Edo Machi-kata Taiho Jutsu • Seiō Kai

 

Representative for West Coast U.S.A.

Prof. George Kirby

Black Belt magazine's "Instructor of the Year" for 2007, Prof. George Kirby holds the rank of judan and is an internationally recognized martial arts instructor and author. He has been teaching jujutsu since 1967. He was the head instructor at the Burbank YMCA and the Burbank Parks Department . He currently teaches Budoshin Ju-Jitsu classes through the Santa Clarita Parks Recreation Department and at the College of the Canyons, both in Santa Clarita, CA. Prof. Kirby  is chairman for the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Dojo Inc., as well as founder of Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai. In addition to numerous articles for various martial arts magazines, Prof. Kirby is the author of Ju-Jitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art, Ju-Jitsu: Intermediate Techniques of the Gentle Art, Jutte: Power of Ten Hands Weapon, Budoshin Ju-Jitsu: The Big Book, Jujitsu Nerve Techniques: The Invisible Weapon of Self-Defense, Advanced Jujitsu: The Science Behind the Gentle Art, and Jujitsu Figure-4 Locks: Submission Holds of the Gentle Art.

Web Site: Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai

 

Representative for Southwest U.S.A.

Dr. Brett Denison

Brett Denison, PhD, has been a student and practitioner of traditional Japanese martial arts for 30 years and holds a menkyo okuden license in Senshin-ryu Jujutsu. He has also studied Shotokan karate (earning the rank of nidan) and holds a menkyo okuden license in Katsujin-ryu Bujutsu. He is head instructor of the Mizukan Dojo. He has been studying Japanese Swordsmanship for over 20 years, focusing on iaijutsu and kenjutsu. Dr. Denison is a student of Yamauchi-ha line of Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaijutsu and trains directly under Sekiguchi Komei sensei, 21st head of the ryuha. He is a menkyo holder and the Shibucho (state representative) in Colorado for Yamauchi-ha Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu and Komei Juku. He is also a student of Shimizu Nobuko sensei in Ryoen-ryu naginatajutsu. He has been studying the Japanese language for over 18 years and is currently a student of Kampo-ryu shodo (calligraphy) under Tsuyoshi Takemori sensei. In addition to B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer and Information Science, Dr. Denison has a PhD in Anthropology with a specialty in Japanese studies.

Web Site: Mizukan Dojo

 

Representative for Midwest U.S.A.

Mr. Kasey Keckeisen

Mr. Kasey Keckeisen holds a 3rd degree black belt (sandan) and teaching certificate from the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation and is a 1st degree black belt (shodan) in Nippon Kan Aikido. Mr. Keckeisen also has an extensive background training in other budo, holding a 3rd degree black belt (sandan) in Mizu Ryu Ju Jutsu, and a 3rd degree black belt (sandan) in Traditional Kodokan Judo. Mr. Keckeisen is an experienced police officer and SWAT operator who has taught aikido for law enforcement to universities, law enforcement agencies, and special operations teams across Minnesota. Mr. Keckeisen has incorporated practical techniques from Yoshinkan Aikido, traditional judo/jujutsu, and karate (along with western boxing and wrestling) into his Keishoukan Dojo teaching method.

Web Site: Keishoukan Dojo

 

Representative for North Carolina, U.S.A.

Prof. Tony Maynard

Prof. Tony "The Bear" Maynard is the founder of American Combat Jujitsu, a culmination of over 40 years of his training in various martial art disciplines. American Combat Jujitsu combines Goshin and Kato Ryu jujitsu, Small Circle Jujitsu and judo as well as striking and kicking techniques from Chito Ryu and Isshinryu karate. He earned the nickname, "The Bear," in the mid-1970s when he accepted a local sideshow promoter's challenge to enter the ring against "Victor the Wrestling Bear" and dropped the 550-pound bear with a neck throw. A pioneer in sport jujitsu since the mid-1980s, Prof. Maynard lead the United States Jujitsu Team to several gold medals and championships as coach and director.

Web Site: American Combat Jujitsu

 

Representative for Belgium

Mr. Daniel Camu

Mr. Daniel Camu has practiced martial arts since the age of 10. He has a 4th degree black belt (yondan) in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, and is the senior instructor within the Mahoutsukai Dojo and dojo cho for the Oni Kage Dojo Mechelen in Belgium. Mr. Camu has a background in various other martial arts, including an instructor degree in kempo karate. With more than 20 years of martial arts experience, Mr. Camu keeps on practicing, teaching and researching the various aspects of budo and the traditional ways of the ninja and the samurai as well as the cultural disciplines of Japan. He currently teaches at his Oni Kage Dojo in Mechelen, Belgium.

Web Site: Oni Kage Dojo Mechelen

 

Representative for Australia (Northeast Region)

Mr. Jeffrey Previti

 

A long-time student of Mr. Philip Scuderi, U.S.A. (East Coast) representative, Mr. Jeffrey Previti has been innvolved in the martial Arts for more than 25 years. Mr. Previti started the Yama Umi San Sai Dojo in 2004, after moving from the United States of America to Australia. He has training in San Sai Ryu Kenjutsu/Aikijutsu.

 

 

Facebook Page: Yama Umi San Sai Dojo

 

Representative for Australia (Southeast Region)

Mr. John Wood

 

Mr. John Wood has been a student of Mr. Philip Scuderi, U.S.A. (East Coast) representative, for nearly 25 years. Mr. Wood has trained and studied a number of martial arts with expertise in aikijutsu, bojutsu, jujutsu, kyudo and kenjutsu. He is a senior instructor of the Yama Umi San Sai Dojo.

 

 

Facebook Page: Yama Umi San Sai Dojo

 

Representative for Spain

Jorge Manzano Cruces

Mr. Jorge Manzano Cruces started his study of the martial arts in 1987. He has training in tai jitsu, ju jutsu and self defense. Mr. Cruces also has experience in othe styles including Tai Ho Jutsu, Ninpo Budo Tai Jitsu, Kyusho Jitsu, karate, and aikido as well as weapons handling (iaido, tanbo jutsu, yubibo jutsu, etc.). Mr. Cruces teaches self defense for police, urban, and females. He has second dan ranks in Tai Jitsu, Ju Jitsu, Taiho Jutsu, and Tai Jutsu Tatsu Ha with titles of defense instructor, regional coach, and national monitor. Mr. Cruces is the Technical Director of the Department of Defense in Asociación Kyu Shin Kan (Kyu Shin Kan Association).

Web Site: Asociacion Kyu Shin Kan

 

Founder and Director Emeritus

Dr. Don Cunningham

An experienced judo instructor, kendo and jujutsu practitioner, and former international tournament competitor, Don Cunningham, PhD, is ranked by the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo. He has trained extensively in both Japan and the U.S. and has coached several judo champions. Dr. Cunningham is a respected university professor, renowned lecturer, and the acclaimed author of three major books on aspects of Japanese feudal era culture and the history of classical Japanese martial arts. Titles include Secret Weapons of Jujutsu, Taiho-Jutsu: Law and Order in the Age of the Samurai, and Samurai Weapons: Tools of the Warrior. In addition to B.S. and M.S. degrees in Journalism from Texas A&M, Dr. Cunningham has a PhD in Technical Communications from Illinois Institute of Technology.