Eduardo Patrizio - Dojo-cho 道場長
Eduardo is the founding dojo leader at Shinbōshin and is a Monkasei of Kajiya Takanori-soke, 12th Head Master of Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu. Having studied under Kajiya-soke both in Japan and at international keiko abroad.
Since the beginning of his martial journey, Eduardo was always interested in Miyamoto Musashi sensei's teachings and the Go Rin no Sho (The Book of Five Rings). He is passionate about promoting the practice of Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu, as taught today by Kajiya-soke. He also regularly trains with the rest of the Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu UK Shibu throughout the year.
Eduardo has over 22 years experience in the martial arts, being also an experienced Xingyiquan practitioner (Chinese Martial Arts) and
holds Shodan in Motoha Yoshin-ryu Jujutsu, awarded by Yasumoto Akiyoshi soke in Yonago, Japan. He also holds 2nd Degree in Goshinjutsu.
Outside of martial arts, Eduardo works as a Chartered Information Technology Professional and Professional Engineer.
He is a student of Japanese Art, including Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy), Sumie (Ink painting) and Tenkoku (seal carving), under the tutelage of Master Calligrapher Koshu Shihan (Akemi Lucas-sensei). Certified as a Shodoshi (calligrapher) with the Bunka Shodo Gakkai in Tokyo, Japan and continuing his development to professional levels.
He is also a zazen (Zen meditation) practitioner, having learned from Deputy Head priest of Rinzaishu Shunkoin-ji temple; Kawakami Takafumi sensei in Kyoto and Head priest of Sotoshu Takakurayama Ganjoji temple, Minami Kenji sensei in Mito, Japan.
Emile Etheridge - Dojo Senpai 道場の先輩
Emile is the senpai at Shinbōshin Dojo. Having regularly trained under Eduardo in Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu at the dojo and with the UK shibu for the past 8 years.
Emile is also the assistant Dojo Leader at Shinbōshin Dojo.
He has 24 years experience in the martial arts, having also studied in the past: Chayon-ryu and Wing Chun.
Outside of martial arts, Emile works as a secondary school head teacher, with several years experience in education including; the United States,
United Kingdom and Japan.
His other interests include; fly fishing, playing the Cello and traveling.
Emile Etheridge - Dojo Senpai