Dai Shihan (大師範)
Tony Notarianni started Bujinkan training in 1992 at Bujinkan Darlington in the UK. He attended various seminars including two Taikai (1999 and 2003) where he was able to study from the Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi. In 2004 he made his first of many trips to Japan where he attended classes with the highest level instructors in the art including the Grandmaster. After a brief time living in Asia he moved to the USA in 2005 and trained at several different locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In 2006 he started training with Jack Hoban and his students in New Jersey. During the 2008 Daikomyosai in Japan, Tony obtained his Shidoshi teachers license. In 2009 he then formed a training group with Dave Calderwood in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. In 2017 on the 50th anniversary of the Bujinkan he was awarded the title of Dai Shihan (大師範). He continues to train with his teachers and seeks to refine his understanding of the Bujinkan art while also making it available to others.
4th Dan (Yondan) Shidoshi-ho
Dave started his Bujinkan training in 1984 with Jack Hoban, and continues to learn from him today. He started much like everyone else, wanting to learn self defense. Through the years, he realized there was much more to learn than just punches and kicks. Through training he has met many amazing people and traveled around the world. He took his first trip to Japan in 2007 with Tony Notarianni where he trained at the Hombu Dojo and saw Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi in action at the Daikomyosai. He is currently ranked as 4th Dan and has obtained a Shidoshi-ho (Assistant Instructor) Certification from Japan. He has also obtained a Level 1 Conflict Resoluction Certification from Jack Hoban. He helped to create the Bensalem / Philadelphia Dojo with Tony to share some of the great lessons he learned through the Bujinkan. He looks forward to many years of training with the great people that he has had the pleasure to meet through the Bujinkan!!!