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Jeff Sterling

The California Bujinkan Dojo was founded, and is led by, Shihan Jeff Sterling, Judan.  Mr. Sterling has been a certified member of the Bujinkan Shidoshikai (teacher's association) since 1995 and has been training within the Bujinkan for almost 30 years.  He travels regularly to go to see Bujinkan Grandmaster Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi as well as other senior Bujinkan instructors to continue his learning and training.



Shawn McGrady

In the "Ninja Boom" of the '80s and 90s, after not being satisfied with judo and karate, Shawn promised himself that he would seek out true ninjutsu. In 2002, he signed up for a home studies program, which led him to the Bujinkan and also his first teacher.  He knew right away that this was the real deal thus fulfilling his promise to pursue his passion.


Shidoshi Shawn McGrady currently holds the rank of hachidan (8th degree black belt) as authorized by Grandmaster Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, and he frequently travels to Japan to train and share his dedication with others.  Shawn is a certified Bujinkan Shidoshikai member.


Cailfornia Bujinkan Dojo hosts several significant Shihan-taught seminars throughout the year and encourages our students to travel the world so that they may attend other important training opportunities. See the Class & Events Calendar for information about future events.




Description: Macintosh HD:Users:agent318:Desktop:IMG_2948.jpgColleen Schintgen

Ms. Colleen Schintgen has been training in the Bujinkan arts since 1999, but really began to focus on her training after a heart-to-heart visit with Shihan "Papasan" Ed Martin, 15th dan who inspired her to believe that everyone can benefit and participate in our training.  She is CPR/First Aid certified and a licensed Child Day Care Professional that has over 20 years instructing children.  Ms. Colleen teaches our Ninja Kids! classes, for our youngest practitioners.