KYOSHI, 6TH DAN
HANSHI, 9TH DAN
JULIO "MUTCH' USERA, HANSHI, 9TH DAN
Julio "Mutch" Usera, Hanshi, 9th Dan is the Master Instructor 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 46 years and has been a Black Belt instructor of Jujitsu and the martial arts since 1974.
Hanshi Usera has studied, trained and received his rank 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 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.
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 Belle Fourche, SD, Wall SD, Sioux Falls, SD and Plymouth, MN.
MARK BORRESEN, KYOSHI, 6TH DAN
Mark Borresen, Kyoshi and 6th Dan (Rokudan) is the Head Instructor for the Bujin Ki Ryu Jujitsu class at Black Hills Bujin Ki Ryu Jujitsu Dojo. His dedication to the art of Jujitsu has been exceptional and his passion as an instructor is demonstrated by his love for the art. Kyoshi Borresen has studied Jujitsu under Hanshi Usera and Richard Wells, Renshi for over 25+ years. Mark owns a private insurance agency and has been a great asset to the program and the students he instructs.
Josh Usera, 5th Dan
Vern Haas, 4th Dan
Walt Hoffman, 3rd Dan
Adam Harvey, 2nd Dan
Gabe Mesteth, 2nd Dan
Amber Usera-Morris, 1st Dan
Eric Anderson, 1st Dan
Keaton Smith, 1st Dan