Ninjutsu London Instructors
Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu AKA Ninjutsu Instructors
Shidoshi (Instructor) Fane Hervey
has been training in Martial Arts since he was 7 years old. He began training in the Bujinkan in 2003, under Robert Maynard, who consequently introduced him to Shihan David Heald, Sandy Marwick and Norman Smithers. In 2006 he attended a Seminar by Dr. Kacem Zoughari which changed his perspective on training. As a result he now tries to train with Kacem’s teacher, Ishizuka Sensei, whenever he visits Japan, as well as Soke Masaaki Hatsumi. He was awarded his Godan by Masaaki Hatsumi in 2013, and has been ranked consistently since then.
Fane also travelled and lived in both China and Russia for a number of years. In China, in 2007 he was made the most senior disciple to Grandmaster Chen Fu Sheng, Founder of the Baji Zhan Dao System of Kung fu, which includes Baji Quan, Piqua Zhang, Taiji Quan, Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan, Tong Bei Quan, & various methods of Nei Gong. To find out more visit: www.BajiZhandao.co.uk. In 2012, he visited Russia where he was able to train in Systema for 3 months with Mikhail Ryabko and his top students. Fane has been a student of Systema since 2004.
Yondan Shidoshi-ho (4th Dan Assistant Teacher) Chris Kearns
has been training in martial arts for most of his adult life. In the late 1990s he began training in the BBD style of Ninjutsu, before transferring to the Bujinkan in 2004 after Fane convinced him to come train with his original teacher; Robert Maynard, who consequently introduced him to other Shihan and teachers along the way. Over the years, Chris has developed experience in both the practical side of martial arts, as well as the performance side. With the former, his experience in other martial arts, such as Wing chun, originally landed him door work in Chinatown and Soho, and his calm and astute mentality under pressure in this role would later lead him to become a bouncer in some rather fancy French ski resorts. With regard to the latter, Chris has always been fascinated by film and particularly stunt work. His degree at university was in theatrics, and he has performed in a number of film and television works over the years. He is also qualified in advanced stage combat.
Chris has also trained under Fane Hervey in Baji Zhandao Kung fu, and traditional Baji Quan Kung fu, for over 10 years, and has been recently awarded assistant instructor status in that system as well.