Instructors

You’re Life is on the Line, Practise well.

--Hatsumi Sensei

Anton Phipps

     Anton Phipps began training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu in 1998 after 8 years of Wado Kai Karate. Anton first traveled to Japan for training in 2004. Currently Anton tries to spend at minimum 2 months a year in Japan training with the senior Japanese instructors to further his martial study. The focus of his trips are training and he trains at least one class a day while he is staying in Japan.

     Anton has had the privilege to teach seminars in Sioux Falls SD, Denver CO, Calgary AB, Houston TX, and Winnipeg MB. While not training in Japan Anton attends classes in suiboku and ramen cooking school.

Eric Sabatier

     Eric began his training in the Bujinkan in 2007. He made his first trip to japan in 2008 where he continued to travel very frequently for the following three years. He is now homebound for a while while he's starting his family. Eric also holds a blue belt in gracie juijitsu and in life he is a professional artist diverse in many mediums.

Patrick Pilarski

     Patrick started his Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu training in 1996. Like Anton, he came to the art after 8 years of Wado Kai Karate. Since 2009 he has travelled to Japan yearly to train with senior Japanese instructors.

Patrick is also an under-ice-certified scuba diver—he has been diving in Antarctica with leopard seals—and a weekend blacksmith. When not at work, he can be found drinking tea, painting, writing, and strolling in the ravine with his epic beast.