PROF. ANGELO BONANNO

Angelo Bonanno アンジェロ・ボナンノ (b. '78) is school teacher of physical education and personal trainer.

He never worried about the classic fanaticisms that are often found among schools and styles, but he has constantly wanted to mature experiences in different methods of karate and bujutsu. So, he has received instructions from several teachers and graduations from various organizations, as you can read below. His idea is that karate is yuiitsu muni that is "one thing", because regardless of styles and schools karate has one goal only, the self defence, and everyone must find their own way, as he does himself going to Japan and Okinawa every year to study.

  • 1986 He started to practice martial arts under his father and his brother, they were both military officers. At the same time he started to practice Shotokan Karate (ex FIJLPIK) until 2nd kyu​

  • 1994 He started to practice Gojuryu karate, Kickboxing and Aikijutsu under Walter Di Bilio Sensei​ (AGKAI)

  • 2000 He received the 3rd dan in karate under Di Bilio Sensei​

  • 2000 He enlisted in the Carabinieri Force and strated to practice jujutsu (ICJF)​ under military instructors

  • 2000 He strarted to practice Shorinjiryu jujutsu, Iaido and Matsumura Shorinryu karate under ISJF - ISKKF Italy Shibu-cho

  • 2001/2002 He received instructor teaching licenses in both karate and jujutsu and started to teach in a sport club in his town​

  • 2001 He met Akahito Hiroku Sensei (KSKK), under presentation of Di Bilio Sensei, he received ratification of his 3rd dan in karate and he started to practice both Shorinryu and Gojuryu kata under him​

  • 2003 He received the 4th dan in karate​ under Hiroku Sensei

  • 2003 He received the title of Assistant Instructor in muay thai (IMBA)

  • 2005 He received the 5th dan in karate under Hiroku Sensei and he openend his own Taigishin-kan dojo​

  • 2006-2011 Because the retirement of W. Di Bilio from teaching, and after the death of both Di Bilio Sensei and Hiroku Sensei, Bonanno joined some organizations, such as the famous International Budo Association and the Kokusai Shurite Karate Kobujutsu Rengokai, to have an administrative apparatus to connect his own school

  • 2010 He met Santiago Sacaba Sensei and he joined his Okinawa Shorinryu Karate Kobudo Federation and his Seitokan school (that was Matsumura Seito Shorinryu Kenshinkan representative)
  • 2010 He joined the Nippon Seibukan/All Japan Budo Federation (NS/AJBF) and he received ratification of his 5th dan in karate under Yasuo Kawano Sensei receiving the title of Renshi​ after an European kensa-kikan
  • 2010 He received the 5th dan Tasshi in Nihon Goshinjutsu and he trained Toyamaryu Iaido under the Kokusai Budo Kyosujo of Martinez Barrera Sensei​ (European Shibu-cho of the above mentioned NS/AJBF)
  • 2011 He received the 6th dan Shihan under Sacaba Sensei​
  • 2012 He wrote the 1st Italian manual on Matsumura Seito Shorinryu and he published it one year later
  • 2013 He met Seifuku Nitta Sensei and he received ratification of the 6th dan Shihan in Matsumura Seito Shorinryu under his UMAA West Shibu-cho
  • 2013 He created the International Bureau for Education in Traditional Martial Arts that received registration under the above mentioned AJBF and he was appointed as Italy Shibu-cho of the same federation and of the Zen Nippon Toyamaryu Iaido Kyokai under Ishikawa Takashi Sensei
  • 2013 He joined both Matsusokan and Koshinkan of Takaya Yabiku Sensei
  • 2014 He attended an intensive training in Okinawa and an exam under Yabiku Sensei, so he exceptionally received the 8th dan Kyoshi in Shorinryu • Shinzanryu (Kojoryu) karate under the Koshinkan as license of total trasmission of the style
  • 2014 He joined the International Karate Kobudo Kenshikai Organization (IKO) of Tetsuhiro Hokama Sensei; he attendend an intensive training in Okinawa and an exam, so he received the 6th dan Shihan ​
  • 2014 He joined the International Renpuryu Budo Association (IRBA) of Ken Ogura Sensei and he started to practice Jissen Aikido under him​
  • 2015 He received in Okinawa by Yabiku Sensei authorization to teach the Shinzanryu karate under the name of his own school Taigishin-kan
  • 2016 He closed his Bureau to teach through his Taigishin-kan only and his school was registered under the above mentioned IKO
  • 2017 He started to learn the art of Shodo under the calligraphy imperial school Akitsukai of Tokyo
  • 2017 He made a long trip around Japan interacting with some schools of Japanese Bujutsu, and he joined the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai of Kyoto
  • 2017 He was accepted as uchi-deshi by Shingo Hayashi Sensei and starting to train Kojoryu Shodokai under him
  • 2018 the Taigishin-kan was registered under the above mentioned DNBK and under the Kokusai Bujutsu Bunka Renmei (IMCF) of Osaka​
  • 2018 His rank and his own ryu-ha Kojoryu • Shinzanryu Taigishin-kan(®) were registered under the above mentioned IMCF​ of Masashi Yokoyama Soke
  • 2018 He received the 6th dan Renshi in Nihon Goshinjutsu under the above mentioned Kokusai Budo Kyosujo​ of Barrera Sensei
  • 2019 He was graduated as instructor calligrapher in Osaka under the Japanese Association of Technical Calligraphers
  • 2019 He received the honorary license in Samurai Heiho under the Armored Samurai Battle Association of the above mentioned Masashi Yokoyama Soke, thanks to the operational contribution given to the association and his skills in the general bujutsu fighting techniques
  • 2019 He received the complation training certification in Kojoryu by Shingo Hayashi Sensei
  • 2019 He was accepted as uchi-deshi by Masashi Yokoyama Soke and he started to learn the Mondoryu Heiho bujutsu family system
  • 2020 He received a prize by the Minister for Science, Technology Policy and Special Missions Naokazu Takemoto, and former Vice-Minister of Defence Shigeo Oomae, "for the furthering of international friendship through martial arts & culture" thanks the event named "Luci dal Sol Levante" organized in Italy that included a Mondoryu Heiho seminar by M. Yokoyama Soke and an international Shodo/Sumi-e exhibition by five Japanese artists
  • In Italy his rank has always been recognized by the EPS of the C.O.N.I.