Instructors

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Sensei Brian Simmons

Sensei - One Who Shows the Way


  • 1991 - Began studying this martial art Ninpo Taijutsu
  • 1994 - Sho Dan - 1st Level Instructor's License Ninpo Taijutsu
  • 1994 - Began teaching children, teens and adults at Studio City Martial Arts, owned by his teacher
  • 1999 - Ni Dan - 2nd Level Instructor's License Ninpo Taijutsu
  • 2004 - San Dan - 3rd Level Instructor's License Ninpo Taijutsu
  • 2004 - Opened Shin Gan Dojo in Sparks, Nevada, United States
  • 2010 - Yon Dan - 4th Level Instructor's License Ninpo Taijutsu
  • 2019 - Moved to Boquete, Chiriqui, Republica de Panama. Built a new dojo and continues teaching.


What does this mean?

Sensei Brian Simmons' knowledge is inclusive of the following schools (Ryu Ha) which are under the umbrella of Ninpo Taijutsu. His rank is as follows: 


  • Asayama Ichiden Ryu Ju Tai Jutsu - 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Takagi Yoshin Ryu Ju Tai Jutsu - 6th Degree Black Belt
  • Shinden Fudo Ryu Ju Tai Jutsu - 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Kukishin Ryu Daken Tai Jutsu - 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Koto Ryu Koppo Jutsu - 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Gyokko Ryu Kosshi Jutsu - 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Kukishin Ryu Bo Jutsu - 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Kukishin Ryu Ken Jutsu - 2nd Degree Black Belt


As martial arts is a life-long pursuit, he continues his study beyond these rankings.

Sensei Simmons is passionate about children's safety and in addition to teaching many children traditional martial arts over the years, he has taught seminars and other special topic classes to children focused on increased safety. You can read more about Sensei's martial arts journey
HERE.

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Dai Sempai Gigi Simmons

Dai Sempai - Head Assistant


  • 2008 - Began studying this martial art Ninpo Taijutsu
  • 2015 - Full time at Shin Gan Dojo as Assistant Instructor and Program Director
  • 2016 - Black Belt Candidate


What does this mean?

To achieve the rank of Black Belt Candidate in Ninpo Taijutsu at Shin Gan Dojo the following criteria must be met:


  • Completion of 15 Kyu Levels (from White belt thru 3rd degree Brown belt)
  • Completion of a full training manual review from White belt thru 3rd degree Brown belt
  • Test on the complete training manual curriculum in a single testing session


Once a student successfully achieves Black Belt Candidate they are eligible to begin studying the Dan Levels (Black Belts)  in the various Ryu Ha.


As martial arts is a life-long pursuit, she continues her study as follows:


  • Currently studying for Sho Dan 1st Degree Black Belt rank in Asayama Ichiden Ryu Ju Taijutsu
  • Continuing study of Kukishin Ryu Bo Jutsu
  • Continuing study of Kukishin Ryu Ken Jutsu


Dai Sempai Gigi is passionate about self defense.   Her life experience has given her unique perspective she can share with other women interested in self defense. You can read more about her martial arts journey HERE.