707-987-9322 info@bushindo.com

BOOK A PRIVATE SESSION with Doshi Richard Van Donk



I love these arts and I really love to share them!! Inner Arts, Sword, Ninjutsu, Eskrima.
With over 50 years of studying, training and teaching with many great masters to master level myself, I know that I can get you there in an accelerated way. In private sessions I also share what is not available to the general public.

* How are you doing?? Get direct private Feedback! Correct your mistakes before they become your bad habits.
* Learn any art the right way. Schedule a sequence and let me guide each kyu or dan level.
* Do your Rank Testing Online with me giving you guidance at the same time.
* Learn the Inner Arts.

* Go deeper and do the Taijutsu Integration process with me.
* Running or growing your Dojo advice.

These sessions are done on a limited basis, so be sure to book early. I promise that I will help you accelerate your path. opportunity for me to personally enhance their training.
I am flexible on what you want to learn.

On a budget? Get clarity on what you want answers on by writing it down. Then Book a 1/2 hour strategy session so that I can give you guidance on your next steps. Doing thousands of sessions over the last 30+ years has given me deep insights to draw from to help you in multiple ways.

I am here to help you grow and to help you have the life that you truly want to live.

You can pre-pay here with this link. Then, if you have not already, E-mail the office at info@bushindo.com and we will get you scheduled.

BOOK A SESSION NOW – In-Person, Phone or Zoom

Private Session – YES, schedule me!!

Please Note: Session Rates are subject to change at any time and all bookings depend on Richard Van Donk’s availability. Once booked your investment price and dates are guaranteed. Both parties are agreeing to attend this session and the time is considered paid for. It is up to you to show up for your session and not the responsibility of Richard Van Donk’s to get you there. There are no refunds for no shows as the time could have been attended by someone else. So do show up on time, as you will have invested in purchasing that time and experience together. Let your life change start today by booking your personal session.

Click Here

Doshi Richard Van Donk

Godan 1987 Shidoshi - JuGoDan 2004 - Shin Gi TaI Award 2014 - Golden Dragon Medal 1991 - DaiShihan

Doshi Richard Van Donk started formal martial arts training at the age of 17, informal at age 11. GrandMaster Richard Van Donk is the Founder and Director of the IBDA/American Bujinkan Dojos (Ninjutsu) and Bushindo Martial Arts University operating world wide in over 120 countries with its International Dojo Headquarters in Middletown, (Northern) California, U.S.A. His wife, Linda, also a Bujinkan DaiShihan (15th dan) is the Assistant Director of Training for the American Bujinkan Dojos.

Nin_BujinLogos_RvdGasshoRichard is one of the highest ranking Bujinkan Ninjutsu Shidoshi (Instructors) outside of Japan (9th Dan in Ninpo Taijutsu / 15th dan in Budo Taijutsu from Grandmaster/ Soke Masaaki Hatsumi) and an internationally acclaimed Eskrima Grandmaster (personal student and inheriting Grandmaster of the late DeCuerdas Grandmaster Gilbert Tenio). Also has been awarded blackbelt levels or above in Karate, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Muso Tenshin Ryu Iaijutsu (yondan), Aikido, and Enshin Ryu Iaido and BattoJutsu (from Grandmaster Kenshinsai Machida). In 1996 and in 1997 the World Head of Family Sokeship Council awarded Master Van Donk with its most prestigious award of Grandmaster of the Year for his contributions to martial arts. He has been inducted into many Master and Grandmaster councils.


DaiShihan - Jugodan (10th dan - 5th level)

hat-rvd-lindaMaster Richard Van Donk is a personal student of Ninjutsu Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi of Noda city, Japan and has traveled to train with him at least twice a year since 1985 when he received his (Nidan) 2nd degree Blackbelt and Shidoshi-ho (Junior teaching license) directly from Soke Hatsumi.At this time Soke Hatsumi also made him a personal student in a special ceremony at Shihan Ishizuka’s dojo.In early 1987 Richard passed his 5th degree test in Japan in front of a panel of Japanese Shihan. At that time Richard was told he was only the 9th non-Japanese person to be awarded this rank in the art’s almost 2,000 year history.

In 1991 Richard was honored with the Golden Dragon Award for his contributions to the Bujinkan. Soke Hatsumi awarded Shihan Van Donk his 10th degree Blackbelt Menkyo license on Dec. 2, 1995 (Soke Hatsumi’s Birthday) and his 11th dan on Takamatsu’s Birthday March 2000. Soke Hatsumi awarded Richard the rank of Junidan** (12th Degree blackbelt) on March 28th, 2001. Soke Hatsumi awarded Richard the rank of Ju-sandan*** (13th Degree blackbelt) on December 2nd, 2002 (Soke Hatsumi’s Birthday), Soke Hatsumi awarded Richard the rank of Ju-Yondan**** (14th Degree blackbelt) on April 2nd, 2004 (Takamatsu Resurrection) and his Menkyo Kaiden Ju-Godan***** (15th Degree blackbelt) on Dec 2nd, 2004 (Hatsumi’s Birthday). Beyond rank is the Shin Gi Tai Ichi Award given to him. DaiShihan Van Donk has been responsible for pioneering the current ranking structures used by many Bujinkan instructors throughout the world now training with Soke Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan. He continues to lead the IBDA and IBDA Master Council long after Hatsumi-Sensei’s retirement. 





(junior licensed teacher) was granted in 1986.
Personal Student of Soke Hatsumi
in a private ceremony at Shihan Ishizuka’s dojo in Kashiwa. In attendance was Soke, Shihan Ishizuka, and Shihan Nagato.

RVDwheelno72copy[1]Shidoshi (fully licensed teacher)
after completion of the Sakki test at Kobiyashi’s Dojo in 1987 becoming one of the first foreigners to pass this once coveted tests.

American Bujinkan Dojo Designation 1987
Mission with Soke Hatsumi to spread the Bujinkan Arts.

Fighting Spirit Award  1988

Quest Co. Ltd., Soke Hatsumi and Richard  Van Donk contractual agreement for Video creation. Granting Richard Van Donk through American Bujinjan Dojo Association North America / worldwide distribution of Soke’s Dvds. 

Golden Dragon Medal
In 1991 Master Van Donk was among the first to be given this award from Soke Hatsumi for his worldwide pioneering efforts.

International Bujinkan Dojo Association Designation to Shihan Richard Van Donk by Soke Hatsumi.
1991 Texas Tai Kai host

Shin Gi Tai Award
in 2014 (Unification of Mind/Heart, Skill, and Body)
Yushu Shihan Award
(extraordinary Shihan).

DaiShihan Title – Great Master or Grand Master
Doshi Richard Van Donk continues to expand on the IBDAs teachings worldwide.

Share This