Instructors

Forestieri Sensei at a private seminar with Seagal Shihan.

Forestieri Sensei at a private seminar with Seagal Shihan.

Mitsuhiro Saruta Soke Ryu Sei Ken and Salvatore Forestieri Sensei

Forestieri Sensei at competition in Osaka with Saruta Soke.

Salvatore Forestieri Chief Instructor and Founder of Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo of Chicago and Ryu Sei Kenjutsu of Illinois.  

Aikikai Aikido  Sandan      3rd Dan Aikikai

Ryu Sei Kenjutsu Yondan 4th dan International Shizan  Osaka

Honorary recognition certificate from Mitsuhiro Saruta Soke. Osaka

Dai Nippon Butokukai Aikido       2nd Dan

Traditional Korean Hapkido 4th Dan

Chon-Tu-Kwon Hapkido  2nd Dan

Shaolin Kempo Karate-do Ikkyo

Salvatore Forestieri Sensei has assisted Steven Seagal Shihan’s security team in Eastern Europe during the filming of “After the Dark”.

Forestieri Sensei is a direct student of Aikido Master Steven Seagal Shihan, and a direct  student of Kenjutsu Soke Mutsuhiro Saruta Soke of Osaka Japan, and has trained directly with them.

Salvatore Forestieri Sensei has trained in Kenjutsu in Osaka with Japanese Action Star Hiroyoki Sanada who starred in the “The Last Samurai”.

Forestieri Sensei has practiced other arts without ranking such as Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, Kendo and Boxing.

 Assistant Instructors

Peter John Fuller

Peter Fuller is an Assistant Instructor and has been training in Aikido at Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo for 7 years. Peter holds the rank of Shodan (1st Dan )through the Aikikai.

Jorge Lopez

Jorge Lopez  is an Assistant Instructor and has been training in Aikido at Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo for 7 years. Jorge trained in Aikido a couple of years prior to joining Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo. Jorge  holds the rank of Shodan (1st Dan )through the Aikikai.

 

 

 

Andrew Wichman achieved Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt in Ryu Sei Ken in Osaka Japan directly from Saruta Soke.

Andrew Wichman   Shodan 1 Degree Black Belt in Ryu Sei Kenjutsu achieved in Osaka Japan direct from Saruta Soke. Andrew has been training for years and enjoys teaching and assisting others in class.

Shannon Kranig  Ikkyu in Ryu Sei Kenjutsu. Shannon has been training for years and enjoys teaching and assisting others in class as well..

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Aikido Black Belt Instructors at Tenshin Shinjutsu Dojo of Chicago are ranked through the Aikikai Foundation to ensure quality, and a certain level of standards a black belt must achieve, outside from their instructors recognition.

Kenjutsu Black Belt Instructors are all ranked through the International Batto-do Association Osaka Japan from Sword Master Soke Saruta.

 

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