Welcome to Inner Dharma, a website focused on classical and traditional martial arts.

I have been training in martial arts since 1980, first in a hard style of Japanese Karate and then for sixteen years in a modern form of jujutsu focused on self-defense. I have always been interested in internal martial arts, and in 2004 began concentrating my effort in that direction. I have also been fortunate to learn two styles of classical Japanese swordsmanship.

My personal practice is currently focused on improving my skill at:

  • Bagua, Xingyi, and Taiji under Shifu Zhang Yun as part of the Yin Cheng Gong Fa organization.
  • Kashima Shinden Jiki Shinkage-ryu Kenjutsu under Dr. David Hall as part of the Hobyokan.

I am grateful to have learned elements of Katori Shinto-ryu between 2006 and 2014.

For information on my current teaching activities, please visit the Gassankan website or contact me via the email address below. A set of links to recommended resources can be found on the navigation bar above.