Shihan Frederic Casagrande, aka "Ginkuma"
Fred started his journey in martial arts aged 9, learning Judō under Guy Jordache for several years in his hometown. In 1996, after having tried Aikido and Karate), Fred discovered Budō Taijutsu and started training at the Bujinkan Niten Dōjō of Strasbourg, France, under Dai Shihan Didier Chasserot and Dai Shihan Roland Rutyna. In 2008, Fred moved to Dubai and joined Bujinkan Sanshin Dōjō.
Fred passed his Godan with Dai Shihan Arnaud Cousergue and founded the Bujinkan Fudō-myōō Dōjō in 2016. In Japan, Fred trained under Sōke Hatsumi Maasaki, Dai Shihan Furuta Kōji, Sōke of Kumogakure Ryū (who gave Fred his nickname of Ginkuma), Dai Shihan Nagato Toshirō, Sōke of Shinden Fudō Ryū, Dai Shihan Noguchi Yukio, Sōke of Koto Ryū, Dai Shihan Seno Hideo, Dai Shihan Shiraishi, Dai Shihan Someya.
Shihan Fred currently holds his 10th Dan Black Belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.
Shidōshi-Ho Rahul Bolakani
Rahul officially started his martial arts journey in Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu in 2015. He used to do Kick Boxing and Muay Thai through group sessions at the Fitness Club as part of cardio vascular exercise. He discovered Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu due to his interest in Ninjutsu.
A student of Shidōshi Anjaan, Rahul has trained with Sōke Hatsumi (Japan), Dai Shihan Nagato (Japan), Dai Shihan Noguchi (Japan), Dai Shihan Seno (Japan), Dai Shihan Nagase (Japan), Dai Shihan Arnaud Cousergue (France), Dai Shihan Darren Horvath (Australia), Dai Shihan Marcelo Ferraro (Argentina), Dai Shihan Pedro Fleitas (Spain), Dai Shihan Sandra Elster (Germany), Dai Shihan Robin Doenicke (Australia), Dai Shihan Shiva Subramaniam (India) and Dai Shihan Rob Renner (Japan).
Shidōshi-Ho Rahul currently holds his 2nd Dan Black Belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.
Jūdan (10th Dan)Fred Casagrandeginkuma@fudomyoo.ninja
Nidan (2nd Dan)Rahul Bolakanirahul@fudomyoo.ninja
Shodan (1st Dan)Nihal Yildirimnihal@fudomyoo.ninja
Yonkyū (4th Kyū)Adolfo Grailletadolfo@fudomyoo.ninja
Gokyū (5th Kyū)Gabriel Saint-Séveringabriel@fudomyoo.ninja
Nanakyū (7th Kyū)Marcello Saint-Séverinmarcello@fudomyoo.ninja
Hachikyū (8th Kyū)Anna Shcherbakovaanna@fudomyoo.ninja
Mukyū (No Grade)Dhivya Kalanithydhivya@fudomyoo.ninja