“I have trained with many great teachers and would like to thank them for their time and inspiration over the years; Soke Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, Inoue Kancho, Chida Shihan, Sonoda Shihan, Shiraichi Shihan, Chino Shihan, Ito Shihan, Nagato Shihan, Court Elliott Shihan, Brin Morgan Shihan, Jack Hoban Shihan, Takashima Jokyo, Romeo Sensei, Graham Sensei, Jason Smith Sensei, all of the 16th year Senshusei graduating class, and my Sensei of many years, and friend Greg Tremblay Shihan.”
In 2004, Geoff Maile visited Bujinkan Grandmaster Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi on his birthday at Daikomiyosai in Ayase, Tokyo, Japan and was awarded a 2nd degree black belt, after helping a friend train and pass his 5 degree test, on his last attempt.
In 2006-7, Geoff was one of 13 to complete the Yoshinkan Aikido Hombu Dojo’s 16th Kokusai Senshusei course, run concurrently with the Tokyo Riot Police Senshusei course. He was awarded an instructor’s license and Shodan level upon completion of the course. Kiryukan Dojo was registered the same day. OSU!
2011, Opening of “Kiryukan Orchard Dojo” in Thornbury, hosting the first ‘Ontario Bujinkan Taikai’, currently in its 5th year.
In 2015 “Tree studio” opened May 1st, 2015 at 294 Roncesvalles Ave., offering morning classes in Taiso/Yoga & afternoon Bujinkan classes.