My name is Glenn Manry and I am the instructor at the Sheridan Bujinkan Dojo. I have been studying the Bujinkan school since 1999, receiving my teaching license in 2015 when I was given the rank of godan (5th dan black belt). I formally established the dojo later in that year, but ran a small training group off and on by permission of my teachers, since 2003.
My teaching philosophy is based on the classical Shu Ha Ri, which maps out three levels of learning. Shu is the first and most crucial level. It involves the learning of the fundamentals, known as kihon (基本), and the inner components of the fundamentals, known as Kisso (基礎).
Ha is the middle ground of learning, the gross movements are understood, and the student does the work of integrating the kihon into various other techniques. Ri is the stage of mastery, and should rarely be assumed by the practitioner.
It is my duty (giri, 義理) to make sure students are given the chance to learn the fundamentals correctly. Otherwise, I am failing to transmit the art in an honest way. This is an obligation of those who choose to share the art with others. A teacher is responsible for the art and his or her students.
If you are interested in studying in the Sheridan Bujinkan Dojo, please look through this webpage and contact us for more information.
Glenn Manry, Shidoshi
Sheridan Bujinkan Dojo