Jean-Pierre Seibel was the founder and Dojo-Cho (head instructor) of New York Budo (New York Taijutsu Club). Jean-Pierre Seibel studies many martial arts before meeting Stephen K. Hayes, An-shu, and Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Soke in the 1980s. He was the senior student of and personal student of Stephen K. Hayes, An-shu, and had been training with Stephen K. Hayes when he returned from Japan from his apprenticeship with Soke (Grandmaster) Masaki Hatsumi in Japan. During his time in the Bujinkan Dojo Jean-Pierre Seibel made several training trips once and sometimes twice a year to training with Soke Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.
Through the late ’80s to late ’90s, Jean-Pierre Seibel was under Executive Protection; Jean-Pierre was employed as an executive protection agent for a prestigious international agency. In this capacity he had been responsible for the safety and security of members of certain foreign governments and royal families; serving are a bodyguard for many individuals like Dalai Lama.
Jean-Pierre was one of the founding members of Shadows of Iga Society instructor’s guild. In it’s time the group was formed to help organize and pass on the knowledge and traditions of the ninja to students in America and Europe.
New York Budo was a one of the largest Manhattan-based martial arts school in the Bujinkan Dojo for teaching the techniques of Bujinkan dojo’s Budo & Ninpo Taijutsu until his retirement from full-time teaching and close the closing down the school in January 2000. Jean-Pierre Currently makes his home in Cold Springs, NY with his wife Rita.
Charles trained under Jean-Pierre Seibel, shidoshi from the age 18 in 1992 until his retirement from teaching. Jean-Pierre Seibel is Charles’s first teacher and introduction to the Bujinkan dojo, Bujinkan Kasumi-An Dojo and Budo & Ninpo Taijutsu training.