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 'ShoDan' (1st Degree Black Belt) in the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Assistant Instructor title in the dojo, and teaches some of our advanced level classes.
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 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.
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.
*Masaaki Hatsumi - Current Soke
*Joel Everett - Shihan
*Jeremiah Munoz - Shidoshi