Senshinkan was founded in 2012 as an Aikido and Shinto Muso Ryu jo dojo. In 2013, students started a small Babao Arnis study group under Guro Marc Fox.
Please note that at this time, Shinto Muso Ryu jo instruction is no longer available at this dojo.
Chuck Clark, born 1947, began budo training at the age of six and has continued his practice through the present. Clark has studied in the U.S., France, Japan, Canada, and Republic of South Vietnam, and is Jiyushinkai 8th dan, Shihan, (has also practiced Kodokan judo, karate do, jujutsu, Shinto Muso Ryu Jo and T'ai chi ch'uan). Clark has trained under a number of top-level teachers, and has been most strongly influenced by F. Fujita, J. Bayless, R.L. Willingham, E. Cates, F. Hatashita, K. Geis, T. Miyake, P. Relnick, and T. Nishioka. He founded his own organization, the Jiyushinkai, in 1984. A U.S.M.C. veteran of Vietnam and former hospital manager and consultant. Clark is now a writer and professional budo teacher at the Jiyushinkan near Monroe, WA. He has a son, Aaron, two grand-daughters, and two dogs, Susie Q and Sherry Baby (like the songs...)
Aaron Clark, born 1971, was taken into the dojo soon after birth, and learned budo as a "cradle language." He began regular training in judo at age five and started aikibudo and jodo at age thirteen. As a youngster Clark won numerous state and national level judo championships. He is 7th dan, Shihan Jiyushinkai, 3rd dan judo, and his main teachers include: C. E. Clark and K. Geis, and he also studies Shinto Muso Ryu Jo (gomokuroku) and other Japanese koryu with Phil Relnick. Clark served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and is married to Caroline (2nd dan).They have two daughters, Meridia, who also trains in Shinto Muso Ryu, and Natalie along with two dogs. He works as a systems engineer at the University of Washington and is an instructor at the Jiyushinkan near Monroe, WA.
Phil Relnick was born July 17, 1938 in Long Island, New York, and spent almost 40 years in residence in Japan between 1956 - 1998. The Major Martial Arts he has studied are Kodokan Judo, Shinto Muso Ryu Jo, and Tenshinsho-den Katori Shinto Ryu. Kodokan Judo he started in early 1957, and was promoted to 4th Dan in 1967. Shinto Muso Ryu Jo he started in March 1962, and was promoted to Menkyo-Kaiden in June 1994. Tenshinsho-den Katori Shinto Ryu he started in May 1978, and was promoted to Menkyo and Shidosha in Jan 2001. Relnick Sensei served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He received a BS in Commerce from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan in 1968, and a MA in East Asian Studies from the University of Michigan in 1971.
Marc Fox is the owner and chief instructor of Aishinkan Dojo. Marc began his martial arts training in 1974 and holds teaching ranks of 6th dan Taiho Jutsu, 6th dan Aikido, 4th dan Tang Soo Do, Guro Babao Arnis, and 4th Dan Cacoy Doce Pares. He also trains in Arnis, Kali and Shinto Muso Ryu, and has studied the arts of Dan Zan Ryu, Yoshin Ryu and Chinese Kenpo. His teachers include Chuck Clark, Tom Snowden, Dan Nolan, Phil Relnick, Narrie Babao, Bayani Abueg, Cacoy Canete and Dennis Estes.
Marc is a retired police officer and has been a law enforcement use of force trainer for the past 28 years. Marc is a certified instructor in defensive tactics, techniques of arrest and control, the use of force, the use of chemical agents, the use of less lethal weapons and the use of firearms. He has consulted for the Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) and for various organizations as a subject matter expert in use of force, officer safety, and police tactics. Marc currently teaches defensive tactics and various violence prevention programs at San Diego State University and at the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Center. He has received numerous commendations for his violence prevention programs and professionalism, including one from the California State Senate.