Sean Askew, Shihan


Sean Askew Started the Bujinkan in 1984, he lived in Japan 15 years and lived in China for almost 4 years. Sean holds Jugodan (15th Degree) rank in the Bujinkan Dojo and a Sandan (3rd Degree) in Kosen Judo while he lived in Japan for ten years (1991-2001) and spent time training under Noguchi Shihan and Hatsumi, Soke.

January 21st of this year 2018 was given the Bujinkan, title of Dai-Shihan…Michibiku Fuyu 導冬.

His martial arts background includes Bujinkan Budo & Ninpo Taijutsu, Kosen Judo, and Japanese Shoot-fighting. He has competed professionally as a fighter in Japan in Kosen Judo and Shoot-fighting.

Sean taught from his Bujinkan Kokusai Renkoumyo organization while living in the US from 2001 to 2006, at which time he moved back to Japan and settled in China. In 2011, he moved to Detroit, Michigan.

He also graduated from Sophia University with a degree in Japanese Language & History, and a minor in Japanese Religions during his stay in Japan.

He is currently working on a book about the history of Togakure Ryu Ninpo and the Toda Family.