Eric Dochnal – Shidoshi (dojo-cho)
Michael Reed – Shidoshi
Ryan Wells – Shidoshi
Josh Afek – Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt)
Shidoshi is a title available only to practitioners who have taken and passed the godan (fifth degree black belt) test. Until recently, only Soke Masaaki Hatsumi could administer the test, but he now allows teachers at the level of 15th dan to give the test while in his presence. To be a Shidoshi, an instructor must be licensed through the International Bujinkan Dojo, and renew their Shidoshi License annually.
Bujinkan Rank Structure: