Ian Hyotoshi Pucek is a 5th Degree Black Belt in To-Shin-Do and a Kasumi-An To-Shin Do Senior Instructor with over 30 years of experience. Over the decades: Hyotoshi began his study of Ninjutsu in September 1986; meeting An-Shu Stephen K Hayes, the Western Authority on Ninjutsu shortly there after. Hyotoshi was so inspired after meeting An-Shu he joined Stephen K. Hayes’ Shadows of Iga Ninja Society to show his commitment to learning from this western master. Years later (1992) Hyotoshi would became a certified instructor within the Shadows of Iga’s Marishi Kai Instructors Guild. Followed two years later with An-Shu awarded him the Shidoshi-Ho instructor license under the authority of Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, Grandmaster of the Bujinkan. After 30 years Hyotoshi continues to enjoyed the benefits of being one of An-Shu’s personal students. Hyotoshi served over 21 years in the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Officer, 1986-2008.
- Served most of his time with the U.S. Special Operations community.
- Hyotoshi’s military background gives him an interesting perspective on protecting one’s self in all aspects of life.
In addition to his practical approach to dealing with conflict, Hyotoshi enjoys assisting others on the path to becoming a fully actualized human being. Warrior Name Hyotoshi “Warrior Knight of the Blade of Military Service”