March 26, 2016

Instructors

Casey Lake

Casey started his journey of martial arts at the age of 8 in his hometown of Fremont, CA. Later moving on to Monterey, CA to study with Julio Toribio at the age of 13  in the Japanese martial arts Seibukan Jujutsu, Aikido, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (Ninjutsu), Battojutsu (Sword Art), and Karate. He was Uchideshi (inside student) and completed his training with high honors and became one of the main Instructors of the Monterey Budokan. He started his training of Baguazhang, Qi gong, and Taichi at the age of 20 with various teachers and various styles.  One day a good friend gave him some Systema -Russian Martial Art videos by Vladimir Vasiliev and soon became obsessed with the art and continues to teach and train everyday at his school in Seaside Ca. Casey pursues to travel learn and teach martial arts around the world with high level teachers. His passion is to aid an assist everyone and anyone willing to develop themselves and commit to a path of hard training and excellence on the warrior path.

 

Jason Costanza

Jason is a California native, raised in Martinez and now residing in Monterey. He grew up excelling in football and baseball which were his childhood passions. However, his true passion is Martial Arts. At one time, he viewed his late start in his martial art career as a weakness. Now, he sees that being a student of life and taking the hard road first has created a great balance in his life. He trained under the founder of Seibukan Jujutsu, Julio Toribio, as an Uchideshi for 5 out of the last 10 years of his career. He currently holds an 8th degree black belt in Seibukan Jujutsu. Jason also has brief experience with Jeet kune Do, Western Boxing, Ninjutsu, and Jojutsu. He also holds a 1st degree black belt in Enshin Itto Ryu Battojutsu (Katana sword art). His love for the art emanates through his teaching and playful spirit on the mat. ” I am here for the greater good of what martial arts has to offer the world.”