Giuseppe Costa (Italy) & Jack Hoban (USA)


International Friendship Seminar


May 12, 2012
Sat: 10am - 5pm

What: - Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu 
- Weapons Training
- Defending Others


Wesley Hall
4th and Mercer Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ

Cost:       $85

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Directions: Take the Garden State Parkway either north or south (depending, of course, on the direction from which you are coming) to exit 98. Go east on Rte. 138 to end. Take Rte. 35 south to third light (BP Station on Corner).  Turn left on Warren Avenue.  Go through the light on Rte. 71 and over the Railroad tracks. Go through the stop sign and continue to 4th Ave.  Turn right on 4th Avenue.  Wesley Hall is on the corner of 4th and Mercer Avenue.

By train from Penn Station in Newark: Take the New Jersey Coastline train to Spring Lake. From the train station, walk east on Warren Avenue. Go through the stop sign and continue to 4th Ave.  Turn right on 4th Avenue.  Wesley Hall is on the corner of 4th and Mercer Avenue.

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About the instructors:

Giuseppe Costa has been training for many years under the direction of the Soke Masaaki Hatsumi who gave him the title of Yoryu (Sun Dragon). Since 1984 he has practiced Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. He started martial arts when he was only 9.He got the 3th Dan in Karate 2nd Dan in Judo and 1st Dan in Kendo. Awarded with the Bujinkan gold medal from the Soke in Tokyo in 2004 he belongs to Shidoshi-Kai (International Budo Taijutsu Bujinkan Masters Directory). He is the author of some technical video about Budo Taijutsu sports techniques and is also the translator of various international Bujinkan publications. He has organized events, conferences and has also worked with Members of "Police Special Forces". He is the founder of the Yoryu Italy, organization created for the study of the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. He has trained qualified instructors following the Hombu Dojo Japan program regarding technique education and organization, in order to obtain the CONI admission which (as law requires) must certificate every instructor of Yoryu Italy.

Jack Hoban served as a  US Marine Captain and is a long time practitioner of martial arts. He assisted in the creation of the US Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) & remains subject matter expert (SME) for the program. He is a master instructor in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu under Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan. He is also a student of the late Robert Humphrey, a noted conflict resolution specialist.  Jack’s approach to teaching martial arts in context of the Ethical Warrior is known world-wide. He has three published books and four videos on martial arts and has written numerous articles for international magazines and military journals on combatives and warrior ethics.

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