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Jack Hoban, Dai-Shihan

Jack Hoban, a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), has led over 500 workshops and seminars around the world. He has addressed the FBI, NYPD, Chicago PD, Camden County Police Department, universities, and other government and private organizations on ethics and martial arts over the last two decades. His presentations are interactive, informative and entertaining. His business and military experiences, as well as an extensive 30-year background in martial arts, give him a unique and interesting perspective. He is author of the book “The Ethical Warrior and The Ethical Protector – Police Ethics, Tactics and Techniques.”

In Hoban’s presentations, attendees typically:

  • Obtain a clearer understanding of the “nature of human nature.”
  • Develop a better understanding of moral values and ethics.
  • Understand the art of keeping the “moral compass” calibrated under stress.
  • Learn how to deal effectively with cultural differences – whether or not they “know” the culture.
  • Gain insight into what to do when cultural differences cannot be reconciled.

Hoban served as a U.S. Marine Corps officer and is a long time practitioner of martial arts. He assisted in the creation of MCMAP and continues to teach the program at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia and elsewhere.

In addition to his military experience, Jack is a 25-year business veteran in the areas of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) in healthcare and other industries.

For 17 years Hoban was an associate of the late Robert L. Humphrey, noted conflict resolution specialist, and author of Values for a New Millennium.

Hoban earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Villanova University and an MBA from National University in San Diego. He is also a Master Instructor in the Japanese Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu martial arts system.

Jack Hoban served as a US Marine Corps Captain is a and long time practitioner of martial arts.

He is Shidoshi Senior Instructor in the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu systemunder Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan. He became fully qualified as a senior Bujinkan instructor by passing the 5th degree black belt test in 1985.  He received a 10th Dan in May of 1996.

Jack Hoban’s approach to teaching martial arts in context of the universal human values, is unique in America. He has three published books and four videos on the martial arts and has written numerous articles on the martial arts and Living Values. He is, also, a popular lecturer throughout America and the world on the subject of warriorship and values. 

He teaches both children and adults classes at the Wesley Hall in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Classes are Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-7 pm for the children and 7-8:30 pm for the adults. His classes teach warrior-citizens how to stand up for, and if necessary, protect, themselves and others. He also leads a monthly workshop on warrior values and Budo Taijutsu. Instructor training is also available.

Jack Hoban has an MBA, and works for a technology company that specializes in the healthcare industry. He is married to Yumiko Muramatsu Hoban, an anthropologist who publishes an international webpage on cross-cultural child rearing. They have two sons and live on the Jersey Shore.

Jack Hoban is also an excellent musician and plays with the band Rogues on the Run. The band specializes in traditional blues and original contemporary blues/jazz music and they are awesome!!!

Charles Started training under Jack Hoban, Shihan in 1995 and continues to train with as his schedule permits.


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