Darel Chase, Hanshi
Kancho
Chief Instructor

Darel Chase is a fully ordained Minister, holding ministerial credentials and earned degrees in Theology and Ministry. He is married to Tia Chase, who is the love of his life.

Darel Chase has over 40 years training and teaching experience in the martial arts. He began his study of martial arts in 1974 in the discipline of Moo Duk Kwan (Tae Kwan Do), under the leadership and direction of Sabumnim Bill Timme at the Ridgewood YMCA. He was introduced to the art of Jujutsu through O'Sensei Michael DePasquale, Sr. (deceased) of Yoshitsune Jujitsu and Hakko-ryu Jujutsu. He continued his study of martial arts under the leadership and direction of Bill Smith, Hanshi in the art of Aikijujitsu, Ken-jutsu and Karate-Do earning the rank of Hachidan (8th Dan).

Hanshi Chase is the Headmaster and Kaiso of Sentou-ryu Sogo Budo Rengokai, a modern system/style/ryu-ha of Budo, which consists of Aiki-jujutsu, Goshin-jutsu, Katate, Jujutsu, Ken-jutsu and Happo-jutsu (Healing Arts - Reiki). Chase, Hanshi is also the Kaicho (President) of the International Combat Aiki-jujutsu Federation.

"Chase Sensei has demonstrated a true mastery of combative applications of aikijutsu and has some extremely powerful expressions of budo.
His own expression of aiki-related arts is complementary to many systems.
He has a superb teaching/delivery style and a great "mat rapport" while teaching."

Current Ranks: Affiliations:
  • 10th Dan Menkyo Kaiden: Aikibujutsu
  • 10th Dan Hanshi: Nihon-ryu Goshin-jutsu
  • 8th Dan Kyoshi: Shorin-ryu Karate-Do (Kobukai)
  • 8th Dan: Shotokan Karate (Saito-Ha)
  • Kyoshi: Mushin-ryu Iaijutsu
  • Shihan: Happo-jutsu (Shinrei Reiki)
  • 6th Dan: (Combat) Aikido
  • 7th Dan: Okinawan Kempo Karate
  • Additional Black Belt grades in Jujitsu, Kenjutsu, Kobudo

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