I first met Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, soke of the Bujinkan Dojo, in 1982. I became a direct student of Dr. Hatsumi, by invitation, in 1987.

I try to regularly travel to Japan as time and budget permits to keep a healthy connection with my teachers there. I have been told I teach well.  I have been told that I am sometimes too outspoken. I have been told that I move well by some and pitifully by others.

Time will judge if I have any understanding of what my teachers have tried to convey in three decades…