Our Dojo Sensei

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Chief Instructor: William Kinkel

Bill Kinkel Sensei is currently Dennis Fink Sensei’s senior graded student. Bill is the Chief Instructor at the New York Seibukan, and the Director of the Sosuishi-Ryu Jujutsu Kai-USA.

In 1981, Kinkel Sensei began his training in the martial arts with Dennis Fink Sensei. Bill was fourteen years old, and initially trained in Isshin-Ryu Karate-do, and later began his training in Sosuishi-Ryu Jujutsu.

In May 1991, Kinkel Sensei was one of seven of Dennis Fink Sensei’s Black Belt students that joined together to establish the New York Seibukan Dojo.

Using his carpentry skills, Bill Kinkel Sensei renovated the building in 1991, and recently remodeled the dojo with the help of some of the students.

In March 2004, Bill Kinkel  Sensei, along with two other students completed the *senbondori (test or challenge of 1,000 points). Shitama Manzo Sensei, the 16th Dai Menkyo of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu traveled to New York to conduct the senbondori at the New York Seibukan. This was the first time the Senbondori was held outside Japan since its inception in 1868. Bill Kinkel  Sensei, along with two other students completed the *senbondori (test or challenge of 1,000 points).

Bill Kinkel Sensei currently holds the grades of 7th Degree black belt (Shichi-Dan) and the title of Kyoshi in Isshin-Ryu Karate-do, and 5th Degree black belt (Gomokuroku) in Sosuishi-Ryu Jujutsu.

In April of 2018, Kinkel Sensei was appointed to the Tokubetsu Kaiin, (Special Members) of the Sekiryukan Dojo, in Fukuoka City, Japan by Shitama, Manzo Sensei, 16th Headmaster of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu, and Kancho of the Sekiryukan. The Sekiryukan is the oldest dojo in Japan and the Headquarters of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu.

Bill is a retired New York City Police Officer, and a certified USA swimming level 2 Swim Coach. He is an expert at teaching children.

In addition to teaching classes and managing the day to day operations of the New York Seibukan dojo, Shitama, Manzo Sensei, 16th Headmaster of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu designated Bill Kinkel Sensei as the Director of the Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu Kai-USA, (SJJK-USA).

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Instructor: Bill Williams

Bill Williams Sensei began his training with Fink Sensei in 1981 in Isshin-ryu Karate, and Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu. He currently holds the grades of 6th degree black belt (Rokudan), and the title of Renshi in Isshin-ryu Karate-do, and also holds the grade of 4th degree belt (Yonmokuroku) in Sosuishi-ryu jujutsu, and Shodan in Judo, certified by the USJA.

In 1994, Bill was asked to become a partner at the New York Seibukan dojo, where he continues to train, teach, and  assist in the daily operations of the dojo.

In May of 2005, Bill successfully completed the *Senbondori, (test or challenge of 1000 points) that was overseen by the 16th Headmaster of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu, Shitama Manzo Sensei, the 16th Dai Menkyo of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu traveled to New York to conduct the senbondori at the New York Seibukan.

In April of 2018, Bill Williams Sensei was appointed to the Tokubetsu Kaiin, (Special Members) of the Sekiryukan Dojo, in Fukuoka City, Japan by Shitama, Manzo Sensei, 16th Headmaster of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu, and Kancho of the Sekiryukan. The Sekiryukan is the oldest dojo in Japan and the Headquarters of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu.

Bill is a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant, and certified FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor.

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Assistant Instructor: Rondy Angoy

Rondy currently holds the grades of 4th degree black belt (Yondan), and the title of Renshi in Isshin-ryu Karate-do and also holds the grade of 4th degree belt (Yonmokuroku) in Sosuishi-ryu jujutsu.

In March 2004, and May of 2005, Rondy successfully completed the *Senbondori, (test or challenge of 1000 points) that was overseen by the 16th Headmaster of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu, Shitama Manzo Sensei. Rondy is one of the very few students that has ever completed this grueling test of stamina, will power, and spirit. TWICE!

Assistant Instructor: Roberto Cambeiro

Roberto currently holds the grade of 4th degree black belt (Yondan), and the title of Renshi in Isshin-ryu Karate-do, and also holds the grade of 1st degree black belt (Shomokuroku) in Sosuishi-ryu jujutsu.

 

 

*SENBONDORI
Sosuishi-ryu’s 12th headmaster, Shingo-Munetsuga Shitama, first established this “thousand-point challenge” in 1868. A challenger must face a group of opponents called “yoseko” throwing down one another 1,000 times, a very strenuous task. Only black belts are permitted to attempt this test of sheer endurance.  There is no concept of winning or losing in senbondori, the only thing that is important is to complete it.  354 people in Japan completed this grueling test of stamina, will power and spirit since it’s beginning; two were women. To this day only three percent of the students at the Sekiryukan have successfully completed senbondori. The New York Seibukan has conducted senbondori under the auspices of the Sekiryukan since 2004.