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Teaching Ninja: Taijutsu


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Jay began his martial arts training at five-years-old. Raised in Lutz, Fl where he trained in a Tae Kwon Do dojo. After some life tragedy, at a young age, he took up Ninjutsu by studying the volumes of Stephen K. Hayes and Ashida Kim. Later, his family moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he furthered his studies throughout middle-school under the guidance of his Jujitsu instructor. It was here that he met his first life-long friends in Ninjutsu, and passed along some of his martial arts knowledge to them in exchange for their knowledge in spirituality and focus. Before starting high school, Jay was shipped to Atlanta, Georgia when his father got a new position and Jay began studying Ninjutsu at the Bujinkan Dojo in Atlanta under the direction of world renowned ninja, Bud Malmstrom. Here he began teaching his first two students from home. A relationship that continues to this date, and brought with it the deeper knowledge that a disciplined life reveals. It was also here that Jay met Raymond Miller, a Jeet Kune Do practitioner and a Bruce Lee advocate. Raymond's thirst for knowledge fused a relationship with Jay that produced an exchange and partnership that would lead to the techniques of taijutsu that are now called Tesaihiryu Ninja. After high school Jay moved to Memphis where he trained under the guidance of Kang Rhee in the art of PasaRyu Kung Fu. Kang Rhee prided himself on the fact that he presented Legend Elvis Presley with his black belt. In 1999 Jay decided to further his training by joining the Navy, where he attended Bud/s class 243 with the Navy Seals. After his service he enjoyed many years as a chef. In his free time he returned to writing novels and short stories while publishing on the side. He soon was taken under the wing of Mircea Petre, the world's greatest teeter board artist, who schooled him in advanced gymnastics. He paid for his training by assisting Itamar Eylon, a Krav Maga expert, with teaching kid's Tae Kwon Do, Junior Grappling, and men's Brazilian Jujutsu classes. Our students went on to take all of the titles during the Naga International's, kid's beginner division. He now lives in Bradenton, Fl with his wife Angela, and four children, who are aspiring martial arts instructors of their own.

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