About Us

Introduction to Shin Gan Dojo

Sensei Brian Simmons 
Sensei Alan Friedman 
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Self defense
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  Sensei Brian Simmons has been studying martial arts since 1991, and has been teaching children, teens and adults since 1995. In 2004 he opened his own commercial location for men, women and children in Sparks, Nevada, USA, where he ran a successful school for 15 years.  In 2019 he and his wife Gigi moved to the Chiriqui Province in Panama where he will continue passing on his extensive knowledge of martial arts.


He has been awarded the rank of Sho Dan directly from Tanemura Sensei during one of his visits from Japan to the United States. During his tenure he has since achieved the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Asayama Ichiden Ryu Ju Tai Jutsu, 6th Degree Black Belt in Takagi Yoshin Ryu Ju Tai Jutsu , 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shinden Fudo Ryu Ju Tai Jutsu, 4th Degree Black Belt in Kukishin Ryu Daken Tai Jutsu, 3rdDegree Black Belt in Koto Ryu Koppo Jutsu, and 4th Degree Black Belt in Gyokko Ryu Kosshi Jutsu. His ongoing study, research and training has increased his knowledge beyond these.


Sensei Simmons has taught many Abduction Awareness and Prevention Workshops in elementary schools throughout Southern California, to Cub Scouts of America in Sparks, Nevada and local community children and teens in California and Nevada. He has received letters recommendation from many sources including Washoe County Parks and Recreation. 

  

Gigi Simmons has been studying martial arts since 2008. She has achieved the rank of Black Belt Candidate in the traditional Japanese martial art Ninpo Taijutsu and is currently studying for Sho Dan 1st Degree Black Belt rank in Asayama Ichiden Ryu. Her training also includes Tanbo, Hanbo, Boken, and beginning Kenjutsu. In 2015 she shifted her full focus and time to devote to the Shin Gan Dojo. She has been teaching martial arts part time since 2015. Her other qualifications are 13 years experience (2002-2015) as a Corporate Human Resources Professional for national firms in the United States. 

What We Teach

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The comprehensive traditional martial art Ninpo Taijutsu inclusive of the samurai and ninja arts.


Jujutsu: The art of taking the opponent’s center. Jujutsu focuses on joint locks, throws, takedowns, chokes and strikes.


Daken Tai Jutsu: The art of punching and kicking. Said to be one of the original types of Karate, Daken Tai Jutsu is used complementary to Jujutsu in order to set up throws and takedowns.


Koppo Jutsu: The art of destruction to the skeletal structure. This ancient art was used to disarm the armored Samurai by smashing through weak points of the armor.


Kosshi Jutsu: The art of applying pressure points. Pressure point strikes applied between the openings of the Samurai armor helped to set up the attacker for a finishing blow.


Taihenjutsu: The art of saving oneself from falls or trips by rolling and break falling. Perhaps the most important of the various arts encompassed by Ninpo, Taihenjutsu incorporates advanced ground fighting techniques.


Since the Samurai arts are the foundation of Ninpo Tai Jutsu, the study of Samurai weapons are a large part of the Ninpo curriculum. 


Ken Jutsu, Bi-Ken Jutsu, Bo Jutsu and Naginata Jutsu are studied here. We also focus on various antiquated Ninjutsu weapons.


Our Philosophy

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Self-defense is an innate god-given right. The ability to protect ones life is fundamental. We help you enhance your ability in this area by teaching you skills to help you survive a deadly encounter. 


Ground Fighting Seminar

Sensei Brian Simmons describes and demonstrates escaping the mount during a ground fighting seminar.

We Teach Kids Martial Arts

Sensei Brian Simmons introducing Shin Gan Dojo in Sparks, Nevada USA. He describes our experience teaching kids martial arts, self-defense, confidence, focus, and discipline.

Classes & SEMINARS

Weekdays

Hanbo 3ft Staff, Cane, Walking Stick

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Alto Boqutete

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Weekdays

Hanbo 3ft Staff, Cane, Walking Stick

Hanbo is the 3ft Staff. This art applies to the use of a walking cane and walking stick as well.

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Alto Boqutete

Weekdays

Kids Karate - Beginners / All Levels

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Alto Boquete

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Weekdays

Kids Karate - Beginners / All Levels

Our kids beginners / intermediate class.

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Alto Boquete

Tues / Thurs

Adults & Teens - Traditional Ninpo Tai Jujutsu

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Alto Boquete

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Tues / Thurs

Adults & Teens - Traditional Ninpo Tai Jujutsu

Adults and Young Adults Traditional Ninpo Training

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Alto Boquete

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Monthly and Annual Memberships Are Available

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Shin Gan Dojo

Boquete, Chiriquí, Panama

+507 6405 3153 gigisimmons@shingandojo.com

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