Instructor Bio

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Kevin Schneider is the chief instructor for the Bujinkan Akahige Dojo. He started studying the martial arts in the early 1970s. He began his study of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu in 1981. He first met grand-master Hatsumi Masaaki in September, 1982.

Kevin began travelling to Japan in 1987 and became a direct student of Dr. Hatsumi and a member of the Shidoshi-kai in that year. Following directions from Hatsumi-sensei, he returned to United States and established the Bujinkan Akahige Dojo. Kevin became a licensed senior instructor (Shidoshi) in the Bujinkan system in 1991, and he was awarded the rank of jyugo-dan (15th degree black belt) in October, 2006 by Hatsumi-sensei.

In addition to Budo Taijutsu, he has studied Tomiki-ryu aikido, Chinese Kung-fu, and Kodokan Judo. He is a program manager for a telecommunications company and volunteers as a Firefighter/EMT. According to his wife, his most dangerous weapon is his set of bagpipes, which he does not play very well.