Words of Wisdom“The Master said, At fifteen I set my heart upon learning. At thirty, I had planted my feet firm upon the ground. At forty, I no longer suffered from perplexities. At fifty, I knew what were the biddings of Heaven. At sixty, I heard them with docile ear. At seventy, I could follow the dictates of my own heart; for what I desired no longer overstepped the boundaries of righ.” ― Confucius
David M Zuger (R.I.P)
Shidoshi- Ho Yondan Zuger is Senior Assistant Instructor 4th Degree Black Belt. He started Kickboxing back in the early 70’s until the late 80’s. Dave started his journey in Bujinkan under Ali Jamma and Bodan Trojan in the late 80’s. He reached Yondan in the late 90’s and kept training with them until the early 2000’s. After a short leave of absence, he was introduced to Melvin Williams, and he has been training at the Tenyu dojo ever since.
Zuger sensei passed away on January 2017, but he always will be in our thoughts. Sayonara. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!
Shidoshi-Ho Nidan Robinson Is a Assistant Instructor 2nd Degree Black Belt.
Tim is a Nidan in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.
Tim started studying martial arts in the late 70’s with Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. In the 80’s ninja boom, Tim discovered the Bujinkan by attending seminars and festivals in his native Ohio. Over the years, Tim studied in the Bujinkan under several Shihan and Shidoshi, achieving a Nidan.
Tim is also an avid student of modern budo, incorporating firearms techniques and tactics into his budo training and practicing protection sports with his German Shepherd, Marrok.
Tim travels for business too much, he’d rather be working through challenges with his Buyu at Tenyu dojo.
Shidoshi-Ho Shodan Hall Is a Junior Assistant Instructor 1st Degree Black Belt. He graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Film & Video Sound for Cinema. At the age of 10 studied in various different martial arts. At the age of 23 got back into studying martial arts and that’s when he found the Bujinkan.
Artis Gant "Snake"
Shidoshi-Ho Shodan Gant Is a Assistant Instructor 1st Degree Black Belt.
At 5 years old Artis started training Kung Fu. A few years later trained Capoeira, learning both Angola and Regional. Deep inside he have always had a love for the Japanese arts. He began training Ninjutsu at the Chicago Bujinkan Tenyu dojo a few years ago, and he hasn’t looked back since. He Went to Japan to study with the Grandmaster (Soke) Massaki Hatsumi and Japanese shihan. He’s now a shodan (1st degree black belt. Artis is a college student and enjoys reading comics. He doesn’t speak much but his movements does the talking for him.