HANSHI ALIANAN A. ARIZA
Five Rings Centers International, Inc. Founder, Brooklyn, New York, USA
AJWBA, Founder, Kancho, CEO/President 2012-
Hanshi – Takagi Yoshin Ryu Samurai JuTaijutsu
Soke- Kukishin Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu
Soke – ShodoShima Ryu Karate
“During my training in the arts of the esoteric, and the development and research of my higher consciousness, I asked for the significance of my last 40 years of studies in the arts and beyond, but only a sweet and gentle laughter was the response; then what seemed to be a second (few hours in the human realm), I was told I have given ‘rebirth’ to two children (a male and a female) and that I must stand with the truth and resolved spirit to share what is given. This is the confirmation I much need to continue my labor.
I stand, not by my choice but by divine intervention as next generation father to my two children: Kukishin Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu and Takagi Yoshin Ryu Samurai JuTaijutsu (Jujutsu).
After other journeys in inquisitions, a third child was entursted onto me – Shodoshima Ryu Karate. Thank you to my traveling companion, Master Kojihiro Yamamoto for being an inspiration and witness to this truth; thank you for trusting me with your family’s legacy as the next generation soke.
Alianan A. Ariza (dearly called Hanshi) is the FOUNDER and CEO to the AJWBA FOUNDATION – a global non-profit entity in charge of preserving the classical culture of old Asia as well as the evolution of mankind’s new consciousness. Ariza is also FOUNDER/CEO/KANCHO to the ALL JAPAN WORLD BUDOKAN ALLIANCE – a non-profit worldwide governing authority under the foundation, whose prime objective is to research, uphold and propagate the highest quality and truest form of Budo and esoteric arts.
Hanshi Alianan is head (Soke) to the Kukishin Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu tradition and Takagi Yoshin Ryu Samurai Ju-Taijutsu tradition in accordance with the documented history of the Kuki family and the Oriemon line.
He is thankful for the great work and continuous legacy but DOES NOT claim connection to the fragmented historical accounts of the Takamatsu line (Bujinkan, Genbukan or Jinenkan); but support their effort
Hanshi Alianan holds a Doctorate dissertation and a thesis for his PROFESSORSHIP to the Kukishin Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu and the Takagi Yoshin Ryu Samurai Ju-Taijutsu; and is the Soke to the Shodoshima Ryu Karate tradition.
Hanshi is a Koudansha who holds a 9th Dan Red Belt and has studied 30 different Ryuha (21 school of Ninja and 9 schools of Samurai). His training, research and historical analysis led him to focus on these three powerful yet most elegant traditions for his thesis for professorship and Doctorate Dissertation for Sokeship. He is the Head Master to the Kukishin Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu and the Takagi Yoshin Ryu Samurai Ju-Jutsu; and Soke of the Shodoshima Ryu Karate tradition.
These disciplines are taught worldwide through the mission of the AJWBA and the Five Rings Centers International, Inc., under his tutelage and guidelines.
He was born in the capital of Santo Domingo in the Island of the Dominican Republic (Quisquella Island) on February 15th 1960+. He was given the birth name of Nestor Ausberto Ariza Perez by his parents Carmen Maria Perez and Hipolito Martinez (Bolo). Growing up, he was part of a large family of 2 other brothers, 3 adopted sisters throughout the years.
Hanshi has studied 30 different Ryuha (21 school of Ninja and 9 schools of Samurai) for nearly 40 years, but his training, research and historical analysis led him to focus on these two powerful yet most elegant traditions for his thesis for professorship.
Hanshi is a Koudansha who has studied the martial arts religiously. He began his studies with Bando Kickboxing, long distance running and Track & Field at around the age of 8 ½ . He went on to study Olympic Style Judo under a Russian native Olympic Champion for 3 years while training in Kyokushin Kai Karate.
In the early 1980s he trained an American Ninjutsu Concepts, which earned him the Renshi title/4th Dan and. This hard-core military style training experience lasted for nearly 20 years.
In the late 1980s, during a ninja demonstration at Queens College in New York, he met Soke Shoto Tanemura of the Genbukan. This was to become the most influential martial arts instructor leading to his earned black belt instructor degrees in several classical arts (Koryu) such as Ninpo Taijutsu (systemized Ninjutsu), classical Jujutsu, classical Biken Jutsu (swordsmanship), Rohkushyaku Bojutsu, Hanbojutsu, Juttejutsu an extensive collection of other Karate ninja and samurai weapons and techniques.
Hanshi has been inducted into several martial arts halls of fame. He was a team member of the National Ninjutsu Team USA, and was ranked champion in self-defense, weapons, forms and fighting.
For two consecutive years he defended and held the Welter Weight Kickboxing title for New York State and went on to hold the Welter Weight Professional title in Maryland. He has choreographed and held lead key acting roles in several low budget movies such as “Eye of the Storm”, “Black Cougar” and most recently, “The Forty Third Chamber”.
To is credit, he graduated twice with honors, receiving college degrees in Electrical Engineering/Telecommunications from Pratt University and Electro-Mechanical Engineering from the New York City University.
After completing his education, he worked in his field of trade with NASA-GSFC as an Electronic Signal Processing Engineer. Following his years of service, he decided to shift all of his focus into his passion for the martial arts. He moved back to his home town of Brooklyn, New York to pursue, on a full-time basis, his unwavering commitment to the martial arts.
Hanshi also held 7th degree black belts in Shinobi-Jutsu (Ninjutsu), 7th Dan in Jujutsu, 7th Dan in Kobujutsu (Weaponry) from the late O’Sensei Ronald Duncan Sr.
He has also earned a 6th Dan in Ikeda Daito Aiki-Jujutsu, 5th Dan in Okinawa Kobujutsu, 5th Dan in Taijutsu, 4th Dan in American style Ninjutsu, 3rd Dan in Kempo-Tai Kwondo Karate from the late Ed Gross, 2nd Dan in Bando Kickboxing and 1st Dan in Judo. He is also the master instructor to Kimbisa Yoga, based on the teachings handed down by the late guru, Swami Bua, who ascended on July 2010.
Today, Hanshi has truly lived to his credit as a ninja practitioner and samurai scholar. He is a man of many trades. He is actively writing five books on the true essence of the Kukishin Ryu Ninja clan and five others on the Takagi Yoshin Ryu Samurai clan. In addition, he has filmed different series of educational and instructional DVDs of the afore-mentioned traditions, yoga, meditation, science of stretching and his Shodoshima Ryu Karate.
Hanshi has worked as bodyguard to a group of celebrities, and personal fitness trainer to others. He also worked for several years, as a registered professional bail enforcement agent (bounty hunter); he is also a certified personal security officer; and a registered ordained minister, a successful professional life-skills educator, holistic healer, spiritual guide, writer, lecturer, fight choreographer, entrepreneur and father, who enjoys sharing the same values and virtues (such as compassion, integrity and justice), passed on to him by his parents, Carmen Perez and Hipolito ‘Bolo’ Martinez.
For nearly 20 years, he held the status of personal student and high ranking instructor under Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura. He has been a licensed instructor in both the Genbukan World Ninpo Bugei Federation and the International Kokusai Jujutsu Federation.
Hanshi is the founder and headmaster of the transparent and evolutionary AJWBA Foundation, the All Japan World Budokan Alliance, the Five Rings Centers International, Shodoshima Ryu Karate – a well-rounded and classical karate system, the TNT Project (Tactical Ninja Training Project) which is based on offensive and defensive tactics designed for special forces and stealth operations; and Kimbisa Yoga – based on a classical school of yoga from Swami Bua, dating back 5000 years. He also founded the KASPER project, a highly innovative after-school program providing academic, sports, martial arts and intellectual challenges for minors.
He studied and practiced Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist for nearly 20 years; Hinduism for eight years; ordained reverend, and a life-time of study, research and devotion to the mystical arts such as Palo Kimbisa. His ideals, sense of humanity and commitment to service fuel his deep commitment to his personal development, his students, the national and international martial arts community, and to the global community at large. Through his dedication and his teachings, he continues to share his life and bring light to the world.has traveled to Japan, Korea, Mexico, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Bermuda, Venezuela and other parts of the world, sharing the knowledge passed on to him by his teachers and ‘spirit guides’.
“My truest goal is to be able to serve the global community and inspire everyone I come in contact with, one person at-a-time.”
PROFESSOR RICHARD REINEHIMER [KAICHO] [9th] DAN
The dojo is a home for all our students and their families. There are no egos permitted in our school. Everyone is equal; the only difference between each individual is the length of time they have been training. Discipline, honor and respect are what we stand by and teach. We are a structured school. We teach the old way [hard] and expect a lot from our students. We believe that the growth of character on confidence is because each student knows that they have worked hard. Our test is pass or fail, nothing is given to you. When students see their friends from other schools receive promotions quickly without compatible knowledge our students stand tall with dignity. They know the morals and values we as a school and martial artists believe in.
He has dedicated his life to the Martial Arts. Professor Reinheimer holds the Title of [Kaicho][Grandmaster] [9th] degree black belt & a master of Reiki hand healing. He is also an [8th] degree black belt (Grandmaster) awarded under Grandmaster Professor George Dillman, Professor Wally Jay, Harry Smith, and Leo Fong. His main instructors were [Steve Taylor], [John Golden], [David W. Oha], [Bernard Collins], [Jackie Mole] & [George Dillman] at the present time. In our system there are other black belt instructors but Professor Reinheimer is always on the dojo floor. teaching most of the classes. It is very rare to have the Grandmaster teaching you personally. Professor Richard Reinheimer has 44 years of Martial Arts experience, and over 39 years of teaching experience.
He is Doctor of Martial Arts with a PHD in Martial Science from the University of Asian Martial Studies & has been inducted into both the United Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame & the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame for  years in a row. He has dedicated his life to the Martial Arts and his students. He teaches and lives by what he stands for, loyalty, honor, respect and discipline. Professor Reinheimer has master degrees in several different systems. He teaches [Okuno Ryu]Karate, Jujitsu and the anatomy of the body to strike specific pressure points. He believes these systems naturally blend together. Japanese Karate JuJitsu Systems has been offering instruction and training in (Okuno ryu)(Karenzu-Kai) Karate & Ju-Jitsu since 1980. Headed by (Professor) Richard Reinheimer (Kaicho) (9th Dan) Japanese Karate JuJitsu Systems offers instruction in internal and external Martial Science.