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Julio "Mutch" Usera, Hanshi, 10th Dan is the Grand Master of Bujin Ki Ryu Jujitsu and Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu. He also holds an 8th Dan in Jukite Jujitsu and a 2nd Dan in Matsumura Shorin Ryu Karate. Usera has studied the martial arts for over 51 years and has been a Black Belt instructor of Jujitsu and the martial arts since 1974.


Usera Hanshi has studied, trained and received his 10th Dan under Dr. George Alexander, Hanshi, 10th Dan and Chairman of the International Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu Federation. He has also studied under sveral prominent martial arts' grand masters. They include Ken Penland (RIP), Hanshi, 10th Dan Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu and 9th Dan Shorin Ryu Karate; George Alexander, PHD, Hanshi, 10th Dan, Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu and 10th Dan in Kobudo, Matsumura Shorin Ryu Karate and Hakutsuru White Crane Kenpo; Claude Woodson, Hanshi, 10th Dan, Jukite Jujitsu and the late Al Salazar (RIP), 9th Dan, Jukite Jujitsu. Usera currently studies Jujitsu, Karate and Kobudo under Hanshi George Alexander.


Black Hills Bujin Ki Ryu Jujitsu Honbu is own and operated by Mutch and Char Usera. Hanshi Usera is a member and serve as South Dakota state representative for the International Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu Federation and the United States Jujitsu Federartion. He is also an active member of the International Shorin Ryu Karate Kobudo Federation; Kamagata Ryu Kenjutsu Association, and the Okinawa Hakutsuru Kenpo Association.


Hanshi Usera have several Black Belt students that own and operate dojos under the direction of his training program, leadership and advancement. Affiliated dojos are located in Palm Coast, FL; Belle Fourche, SD; Sioux Falls, SD; Park City, UT; and Minnetonka, MN.






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Josh Usera, Renshi, Godan

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Cory Price, Sensei, Nidan

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