I'm an 8th Degree black belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu under Dr. Hatsumi Masaaki; the last living Ninja. The Bujinkan is an organisation and that teaches the martial arts of the Samurai, Ninja and Sohei (Warrior Monks). I've been training martial arts for 24 years. I first started with Judo and trained until I was 18, then started Japanese jujutsu and ninjutsu, which I have been training ever since.
I run my own dojo in Brisbane, Australia and travel to Japan yearly to train with Dr. Hatsumi at the Honbu Dojo (Main Branch). I have also previously lived in Japan to train Ninjutsu and Japanese martial arts.
My background is in business and communications, but I have served in both the Army and Navy as a Rifleman and Warfare Officer respectively. I have studied cyber-intelligence and counter-terrorism, but gradually migrated over to business intelligence and data analysis after I completed my degree.
I have been involved with martial arts for most of my life and consider it part of who I am. It influences how I live and its principles guide my actions. I wouldn't be who I am today without having trained in the martial arts.
To me martial arts is more than a hobby, its a way of life.