Shidoshi Michael Colbourne 5th Dan
Shidoshi Colbourne has over 30 years of martial arts experience studying Judo, Karate and Kendo before discovering the Bujinkan in 1987.
He studied under the tutelage of Shidoshi Philip Mullins (founder and principal instructor of Bujinkan Bristol from 1985 until his retirement from public teaching in 2008).
Shidoshi Mullins continues to be an inspiration, a great friend and a truly gifted teacher.
Shidoshi Colbourne has attended many seminars and Tai-Kai's over the years and after training with Grandmaster Hatsumi and his Shihan, he was personally graded by Grandmaster Hatsumi in Japan to 5th degree black belt in 2005.
Shidoshi Colbourne then took the personal decision not to grade any higher than his current grade.
He has operational police experience in which he has successfully utilised a number of the arts techniques and strategies.
He holds enhanced DBS clearance and is first aid qualified.