The Bujinkan Charlotte Shibu is a licensed branch of the Bujinkan Happo Dojo in Newton, NJ under the close supervision of Shidoshi Don Houle. Through this association, our Shibu (study group) is authorized to practice and assist in passing on the 9 traditional ryuha as handed down from generation to generation. All ranking we receive is licensed through Soke Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi of the Bujinkan Honbu Dojo (main dojo) in Noda City, Japan.
In 2011, the Bujinkan Charlotte Shibu was founded by George Hagelauer. George began his training in New Jersey with Shidoshi Houle in early 2005. While training full time with Shidoshi Houle, George attended many seminars in the New York and New Jersey areas led by Shihan (senior instructors) from around the world. In addition, George recently travelled to Japan to attend classes at the Bujinkan Honbu Dojo led by the Japanese Shihan and Souke Maasaki Hatsumi.