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Teachers

Takamatsu Toshitsugu (1889 - 1972)
Born on March 10th, 1889, Takamatsu began his study of martial arts as a child in the dojo of his uncle, Toda Shiryuken. Toda sensei taught the young Takamatsu Togakure Ryu Ninpo, Koto Ryu Koppojutsu and Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu.

As a teenager, Takamatsu studied Takagi Yoshin Ryu at the dojo of Mizuta sensei.

The last great teacher that Takamatsu met was Ishitani sensei, who taught him Kukishin Ryu, Takagi Yoshin Ryu and Gikan Ryu.

Hatsumi Masaaki (1931 - )
Dr Masaaki Hatsumi was born in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture on December 2, 1931. He graduated from Meiji University in Tokyo, with a major in theater studies, and now is the director of his own chiropractic clinic in Noda City.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Dr Hatsumi travelled continuously across Japan to study with Toshitsugu Takamatsu, of Kashiwara City, from whom he received his initiation into the life ways of the ninja.

He supervises the Bujinkan (Warrior God Training Hall) organization, made up of his students who now carry shihan and shidoshi instructor titles and carry out the teaching work on world wide basis.

Dion Kalos (1968 - )
Kalos sensei was granted membership to the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo (Japan) in 1984, and was awarded a teaching license to represent the Bujinkan in 1986.

The original Bujinkan Sydney Dojo that Kalos sensei supervises has been operating continuously since 1984. Most Ninjutsu pratitioners that have at one time or another achieved instructor status in the Bujinkan and set up dojos on the east coast of Australia have been under the tutelage of Kalos sensei.

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