Instructors

Sensei Pete Campbell

Pete Campbell, Sensei, Dojo Cho

Campbell sensei holds a 4th Dan in Mukushin Ryu Bujutsu and is the Shibucho (Branch Leader) for the US/Florida Branch of Mukushin Ryu Bujutsu, under direct supervision of current Mukushin Ryu souke - Ohashi Kenshin. Campbell sensei also holds the rank of 2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate, and is the Dojo Cho (Administrator).

Campbell sensei’s sincere dedication to the preservation of Mukushin-ryu has earned him the nickname 'Seishin' (Sincere Heart) from Ohashi souke. Campbell sensei believes that to truly understand any martial art, one must look beyond the techniques and principals of the art itself, and into the culture and spirit in which they were created in the first place.

Sensei Abu Haider

Abu Haider, Sensei

Haider sensei has been studying Shotokan Karate for over 20 Years. He has trained with various Shotokan instructors over the years and currently holds the rank of 5th Dan in Shotokan Karate-do and 3rd in Kobudo. In addition to Shotokan Karate, he has also studied Judo & Aikido since his early days of training and briefly taught Judo to a team in the Bangladesh Army. Haider sensei is the Head Instructor for Shotokan Karate-do and Kobudo here at Rising Sun Dojo.

Haider sensei places great emphasis in mastering the fundamentals and takes great interest in the history, philosophy, development and the lives of the masters of all martial arts traditions.

Haider sensei is also the founder and developer of dojos.info (formerly dojolocator.com), a Dojo Finder helping people find Martial Arts Schools since 2004.

Sensei Eddie Alicea

Eddie Alicea, Sensei

Sensei Alicea started his Martial arts training in 1971 studying Chinese GoJu-Ryu Karate under Grandmaster Ronald Van Clief, and Judo under instructors who had recently arrived from Japan. Currently Alicea sensei holds the rank of 3rd Dan in Aikido. From 1980 to 1986, Alicea sensei served in the Army for 6 years as a medical corpsman.

In 2003 he began studying Aikido under Sensei Eddie Castro and Shihan Minuro Oshima of Kodokai Aikido Dojos, then continued his Aikido training under Sensei Mike Kranz and Shihan Dan Linden of Shoshin Aikido Dojos. Alicea sensei was awarded his first Black belt from Shoshin Aikido Dojo and registered at the Hombu Dojo in Japan. With the support of Shihan Linden and Sensei Kranz, Alicea sensei is currently teaching Aikido at the Rising Sun Dojo.  Alicea sensei also studies Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu.

Sensei Rie Campbell

Rie Campbell, Sensei

Sensei Rie Campbell holds the rank of9th Dan in Sho-do (Japanese Caligraphy). She teaches Japanese Caligraphy and Kimono, and is the founder of Yayoi, a traditional kimono and clothing import business. In addition, she studies the arts of Cha-do (tea) and Ikibana (flower arrangement).

Rie sensei is also the US Mukushin Ryu Secretary to Ohashi souke, and is extremely knowledgeable on the history and culture of the Samurai.

Asst. Instructors

Sempai John Campbell

John Campbell, sempai

1st Dan - Shotokan Karate-do
2nd Dan - Tora-ryu Kobudo
1st Dan - Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu

Sempai Marty Fries

Marty Fries, sempai

3rd Dan- Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu