Sensei Fred was inspired early in life by the Ninja Boom of the early 80s. As a fan of martial arts he started training in HwaRangDo and later discovered authentic Ninja Taijutsu. He currently holds the rank of 'NiDan' (2nd Degree Black Belt) in the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, and teaches some of our advanced level classes.
Sensei Joe first came to us when his son joined our Little Ninja program. In the Dojo he felt a connection that agreed with his own pursuit of knowledge and personal growth. He has since went on to open his own Dojo, but moved back to Yakima on a job transfer. He holds the rank of ShoDan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.
Sensei Stefano was an original student at our 1st location. Having been inspired to study Ninja martial arts after seeing a video, he quickly became a core member of YTMA. He currently holds the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. He is the instructor for our Fire Class, and teaches special classes on Shurikenjutsu (Ninja throwing weapons).
Sensei Jonny came to find training in a private trial class and attended a seminar with our Dojo Shihan. Afterwards, he was hooked. Here he has grown in knowledge and has taken on incredible steps in fitness and living healthy. He currently Co-Instructs our Water Class and holds the rank of ShoDan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.
Senpai Scott decided to join Dojo after many years training in other martial arts and SAS training. He tried out our Kenjutsu sword class and connected to the art. He currently holds the rank of Brown Belt (1st Kyu) and is well versed in our sword program. Scott is also a local school teacher and is nationally certified. He heads up our Fire Class and has been a wonderful addition to our team.
Sensei Dani in an original student of YTMA and a major contributor to our Jr. and Adult Ninja programs She grew up fascinated by Japanese culture and after she took a trial class, found what she had been looking for her entire life! Specializing in working with young Ninja, she communicates this art well with them and is a bedrock of our school. She currently holds the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Budo Taijutsu.
Sensei Lilly is Sensei Jeremiah's wife and an integral part of the Jr. Ninja program. Seeing the need to become a protector after having children, she started her martial training and was one of the first students of Yakima Taijutsu. She currently holds the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, and title of Assistant Instructor of the Little Ninja program.
*Masaaki Hatsumi - Current Soke
*Joel Everett - DaiShihan
*Jeremiah Munoz - Shidoshi