Mike Sauders

Mike Sauders Renshi

Mike Sauders Renshi

Hachidan 8th Degree Black Belt
Chief Instructor and Dojo Cho
Tenchikan Dojo
International Seibukan Jujutsu Association

Renshi Mike Sauders has studied the martial arts for more than thirty years and is a direct student of Kancho (headmaster) Julio Toribio the founder of Seibukan Jujutsu. He has earned his Hachidan (8th Dan) Senior Teacher in Seibukan Jujutsu, and is the Chief Instructor and Dojo Cho of Tenchikan Dojo teaching all levels and ages in both group classes and privately. He is Mentor to the Seibukan Jujutsu Club at the University of Puget Sound.

Renshi Sauders also holds the rank of Shodan in Hakko-Ryu Jujutsu. His training includes Jojutsu, Daito-Ryu Aki Jujutsu and Street Technique Self-Defense with Richard Smith. He has worked extensively training adults, teenagers and children at the Honbu Dojo (headquarters school) in Monterey, CA and continues to train with Julio Toribio – Kancho.

 

 

Mike Werner

Mike Werner

Mike Werner

Nidan 2nd Degree Black Belt
Certified Instructor
Tenchikan Dojo
International Seibukan Jujutsu Association

Sempai Werner has trained in Seibukan Jujutsu since 2007. A relative newcomer to the world of martial arts, Sempai Werner discovered Seibukan Jujutsu at Tenchikan Dojo in his neighborhood and decided to give it a try: “I was looking for an activity that would challenge me and provide me with some useful skills. Seibukan really fit the bill beyond my expectations. It’s an amazingly practical self-defense art and philosophy, an excellent cardio workout and just incredibly fun.” Sempai Werner is a licensed social worker who has spent the past 25 years of his professional life working in the mental health field. He appreciates the peace of mind that Seibukan brings when working in stressful and potentially dangerous situations: “Knowing that you can protect yourself and keep others safe through awareness and application of techniques brings certain calm when dealing with escalated situations and individuals. The training really prepares you well for self-defense situations and is also the perfect stress reliever after a tough day at work.”

Sempai Werner recently became a certified instructor in Seibukan Jujutsu teaching in the adult class at Tenchikan Dojo and at the Seibukan Jujutsu Club at University of Puget Sound. He enjoys introducing this art to new students and motivating them to achieve their goals.

 

 

Amanda Bowes

Amanda Bowes

Amanda Bowes

Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt
Certified Instructor
Tenchikan Dojo
International Seibukan Jujutsu Association

Sensei Bowes began her training at the Tenchikan dojo in 2012, earning 1st Dan in 2017, and certified instructor in 2020. In addition to teaching and nurturing new and existing students, she continues to pursue her own higher Dan levels in Seibukan, and trains in Enshin Itto-ryu Battojutsu.

Finding a martial art that isn’t about being tough can be important when your young son expresses interest. Having had no martial arts back ground herself, the search began and ended with Seibukan Jujutsu. Sensei Bowes was looking for a martial art that would train for self-defense. Having a calm heart and confidence during conflict is something that comes with practice. When conflict arises, keeping yourself safe hopefully isn’t at the expense of another human being. The bedrock of this art is healing and the improvement of society.

You can enter this art with any experience level and it brings new ideas and skills. Being stronger than your opponent doesn’t necessarily make this art more effective. Seibukan Jujutsu is about balance, learning distraction, angles and leverage. If you’re smaller in stature, when you focus on the fundamentals of this style, makes it a very effective art for anyone. You learn to practice your awareness, on the mat, and in everyday life.

Sensei Mandy comments: "Seibukan Jujutsu is a true martial art experience and way of life. I am proud to be a member of this organization and enjoy sharing the art and the philosophy."

 
Kai Hayes

Kai Hayes

Kai Hayes

Nidan 2nd Degree Black Belt
Authorized Instructor
Tenchikan Dojo
International Enbukan Association

(Sempai) Hays has studied martial arts since the age of six, beginning with Goju-Ryu Karate, and later transitioning to Seibukan Jujutsu and Enshin Itto-Ryu Battojutsu under Shihan Chorus Bishop, a direct student of Seibukan founder Julio Toribio, Kancho, in Alaska. He also wrestled throughout middle school and high school, and has assisted in training camps and served as an assistant coach for a high school team during college.

Sempai Hays enjoys meeting and training with different dojos and disciplines during his travels, including Aikido, Taijutsu, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu dojos in Japan and America. He is always seeking to learn new aspects of martial arts and discover new martial principle.

Sempai Hays is currently teaching and training for his next levels in Enshin Itto-Ryu Battojutsu and Seibukan jujutsu at Tenchikan dojo in Tacoma, Washington.

 
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