Our Head Instructor
He began training in Aikido in 1999 at a branch of Jersey Shore Aikikai at Pearl Street Gym in Long Branch, NJ and in Japanese Jujitsu and Judo in 2000 at Woodbridge Judokai in Woodbridge, NJ and pursued further training in Kendo and Aiki-ken (aikido swordsmanship) as well to supplement this.
He continues his Japanese swordsmanship training actively and is currently pursuing a shodan in a method of Batto-do (a compilation methodology of several traditional sword arts). Additionally, he exchanges knowledge regularly with learned swordmasters and continues to exchange knowledge with Grandmaster Alan Simms (Karate N' Motion) on both hand to hand and weapon based study.
After the Jujitsu program at Woodbridge Judokai closed down in 2005, Sensei Damien continued his Jujitsu education by training in Nagasu-Ryu Jujitsu at Edison Martial Arts Academy in Edison, NJ under the direct instruction of Wayne Ford Soke, founder of the Nagasu-Ryu School of Jujitsu and a practitioner of martial arts for over 50 years.