Senior Institute Advisers

Senior Advisers are selected on the basis of several criteria that include: major achievements/accomplishments; a minimum rank of Rokudan (6th Dan, or equivalent); experience, depth of knowledge, impact on their community and a capability to offer advice of a broader nature about a wide variety of issues, including technical matters, and on the philosophy and history of the martial arts.

Sensei Eugene Sedeno (9th Dan Karate), ITMA, Albuquerque, NM

Laoshi Michael DeMarco (Kuntao Silat and Tai Chi), Publisher, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, ITMA, Santa Fe, NM

Sensei Ray Perales, Martial Arts Institute of NM (7th Dan Keijutsukan; 6th Dan Goju- Ryu Karatedo; 4th Dan Aikido, ITMA, Phoenix, AZ

Sensei Jesse Ballou (6th Dan Judo; 7th Dan Jujutsu - Hon). Former Director, Sandia Judo Club, Albuquerque, NM

Sensei Fred Absher (9th Dan Kenpo Karate; 4th Dan Taekowndo, ITMA, Albuquerque, NM

Sensei Hal Zeidman (7th Dan Jujutsu/Kenjutsu), Midori Ryu, Connecticut

Sensei George Kirby (10th Dan, Budoshin Ju-Jitsu). Chairman, AJA)

Sensei Bruce Bethers (8th Dan Kito Ryu Jujutsu; 7th Dan Tenshin Shinyo Ryu Jujutsu & Traditional Kodokan Judo). President, USJJF

Sensei Gary Purdue (deceased), UNM Shorin-Ryu Club (8th Dan Shorin Ryu Karate, UNM)

Sifu Phil Romero, Wing Chun, ITMA, ABQ New Mexico

Dr. Zibin Guo, Taiji Master (Medical Anthropologist, ITMA, Univ. of Tennesee-Chattanooga)

Prof. Armond Seidler, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus. Founder, Seidler System of Personal Defense, University of New Mexico. Author of: "Defend Yourself: Scientific Personal Defense", 1978

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