Meet the Instructors
Matt Keiser 15th Dan
Head Instructor (owner)
In my nineteen years of living in Japan I've experienced a wealth of priceless learning. But for me the quest for knowledge has only begun! Some 19 years ago I heard a man from Noda City, Japan say that we shouldn't teach martial arts, because then we bear the responsibility for that individual's life. So I never teach the art, I only offer an interpretation.
Steve Thuillier 15th Dan
I have been studying Bujinkan for the past 10 years and recently relocated from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest. I have been fortunate enough to make multiple trips to Japan to train with Hatsumi sensei and I continue to look to his teachings and inspiration as I continue this lifelong journey. I have found that Bujinkan is training for life that strengthens the mind, body, and spirit and I enjoy sharing my interpretation of the art with students of all levels.
Zane Williams 10th Dan
I was raised in the wilderness of the Cascade Mountains with no electricity or running water until the age of 12 (Well, water came first at around age 9, and electricity a few years later.) I moved to Seattle in 1997. My father – a hunter, musician, and a master builder – envisioned a self-sufficient homestead, removed from modern civilization, but equipped with modern day tools in order to continue its ever-evolving structure and features.
I spent a long time looking for the perfect martial art, with the right blend of practicality and battle-tested effectiveness. My journey started in Idaho in the early '90s, studying Kantan-Kyo Jiu-jutsu and Wing Tsun Kung-fu.
Godan - Shidoshi
John has been studying this art off and on since 2000 and has recently made the journey to Japan.
John Bibbee (pictured right) 2018
Godan - Shidoshi
Eric Sensei started his teaching career quite young, actually at the age of 16. Eric is somewhat of a natural teacher "Born to teach / Help others". He has also studied a variety of martial arts including Kick Boxing, Judo, Jujutsu, Escrima and Hapkido. He first started Ninjutsu in 1997 in Yakima.
Eric Timm (pictured right) 2019
Yondan - Instructor
I was introduced to Bujinkan Ninjutsu in the early 90's in Japan. I have tried other martial arts since, but ninjutsu has always been my passion. After years of practicing at other dojos and trying out different styles, joining the Seattle Budokan feels like coming home.
Matt Daly (pictured right) 2019
Sandan - Instructor
My journey in martial arts started in junior high school during a summer break when I was exposed to Taekwondo. While studying in Australia I sought out a martial art that will still work in my old age, I stumbled upon Bujinkan Ninjutsu and fell in love with it ever since. Over the years, I've been studying the art on and off for 4 to 5 years before joining the dojo. My other passions include cooking and photography
Charlie Duke (pictured right) 2018
Nidan - Instructor
Scott comes to us with prior martial arts experience.
Scott Robinson (pictured right) 2015
Nidan - Instructor
Before joining the Bujinkan in 2017, I studied Ninjutsu for a little over 10 years and cross trained in Muay Thai kickboxing. Ninjutsu is a passion and life long journey for me. When I'm not training in the dojo, you can find me rock climbing, hiking, playing the drums, or spending time with my family.
Anthony Miller (pictured right) 2018
Monday 8:30 ~ 9:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 ~ 9:30 PM
*BB Thursday 8:30 ~ 10:00 PM
Sunday 11am - 1pm
Sunday 5:00 ~ 6:00 PM
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