JOSEPH LILLIS / HEAD INSTRUCTOR
The principal teacher is Joseph Lillis, who is a fully licensed Shidoshi (Instructor), who works as a professional therapist.
Joseph began his study of Martial arts in 1979 studying varies systems.
Joseph has been training in the Bujinkan since 1993 and was awarded a teachers license in 2003 by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi. In 2016 he was award the rank of Jugodan Shihan (Master teacher / highest rank of Bujinkan),by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi and in 2018 he received Dai shihan title (Senior Teacher) in Honbu Dojo Japan from Soke Hatsumi.
Joseph is a member of the Bujinkan Shiraishi Dōjō in Japan and is a student of Isamu Shiraishi sensei.
He returns to Japan twice a year to continue his training with Hatsumi-sensei and Isamu Shiraishi sensei.
Joseph also is a practitioner of the Samurai art of Meifu Shinkage Ryu and is a student of Soke Otsuka Yasuyuki in Japan.
KIERAN COLLINS / INSTUCTOR
Kieran Collins started training Martial arts in 1998 and was introduced to Bujinkan in 2000. He is a fully licensed Shidoshi (Instructor) Nanadan 7th Dan , He is a senior student and is the longest training member of the Bujinkan Athlone Dojo.
DERMOT HUGHES / INSTUCTOR
Dermot passed the Sakki test (5th Dan test) in Noda shi Japan at the Honbu dojo (World Head quarters) in 2018 and holds the rank of Godan 5th Dan Shidoshi license (Instructor).