Tony Aloe Kyoshi
Tony Aloe Kyoshi 8th Dan. Kyoshi Aloes involvement in the martial arts spans over the last five decades, starting in February, 1970. He opened his first dojo in 1984, and since 1990 has been the owner of the Long Island Budddo Kai, in Shoreham N.Y. Sensei Aloe is the Founder and (President) of the Kokusai Bugei Kessha (International Bugei Society).
Aloe Sensei is a teacher with a deep respect for tradition, along with a strong command of his technical abilities. His understanding of curriculum, skill and passion for teaching truly has benefited all those he has taught throughout his four decades in the arts.
In 2003 Aloe Sensei created a program with the help of Assistant principal Chuck Morea from Longwood High School, and the Police Athletic League Coordinator Don Yorie to improve academic advancement through the study of the martial arts. R.E.A.C.H. (Respect Education and Always Climb Higher) is a program funded by the Police Athletic League. Through this program, Sensei Aloe and Sensei Figgiani teach character education, leadership skills, and non-violent resolution to conflict using the traditional martial arts as the vehicle. This program is taught to high school students across Suffolk County N.Y. Due to the rapport both teachers have with the students the program has gained much success and is currently taught in several school districts. The R.E.A.C.H. program has been publicity recognized on national and local television as well as the news media and local radio. Federal, State, and local politicians have been giving this program great reviews and continue to fund it to the present day.
Through his study of the martial arts, Aloe Sensei has earned and holds Dan ranking in the arts of Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu, Toyama Ryu Morinaga ha Iaido Mugai ryu Iaido, Houki ryu and Nihon Kabudo Mr Aloe had the great honor of being awarded the rank of Hachidan (8th Dan) Kyoshi Menkyo. This rank was awarded to Aloe Sensei by the Nippon Seibukan Dojo, Zen Nihon Sogo Budo Renmei/ and the All Japan Budo Federation Seibukan Dojo in Kyoto Japan. This Menkyo (teaching license) was granted to Mr. Aloe in the art of Nihon Kobudo (Traditional Japanese weapons).
Aloe Sensei is the Kaiso (President) and founder of the Kokusai Bugei Kessha (International Bugei Society.) In 2005, he was inducted into the Budo International Hall of Fame. In 2012 he was commissioned by Dr. Gloria Adams PHD. a professor at Stony Brook University in Long Island N.Y., to do a series of lectures on Spirituality in the Budo arts. He also has run a series of meditation classes at the University. In sept of 2013 Aloe sensei traveled to Kyoto Japan to study with Shimojo Sensei for and intensive course in Morinaga ha Toyama Ryu and Mugai ryu Iaihyodo. Aloe Sensei was selected along with 3 others to become the direct disciples and the founding members of Shimojo Sensei two new organizations the Dai Nippon Iaido Kyokai and the Kokusai Budo Koryu Kyokai in Kyoto Japan.Aloe Sensei also studies the classical and cultural ways of Chanoyu(Japanese tea ceremony) and Sume-i (Japanese ink painting. He believes this will help him strive towards a way of balance and self perfection, which in turn he can pass on to his students. Kyoshi Aloe consciously strives to embody the ideal characteristics of the warrior elite, by pursuing achievements in two realms, culture (bun) and arms (bu). Aloe Sensri is a " Jikisan-hatamotos"(direct disciple of Shimojo Atsuhi Sensei ) and the So-Shibucho Director for the United States for the Dai Nippon Iaido Kyokai and the Kokusai Budo Koryu Kyokai, both located in Kyoto Japan. Aloe Sensei continues his studies ,so he may provide his students with direct lineage of these classical and traditional Japanese arts.
Sensei Aloe belongs to or belonged to the following organizations:
Kokusai Bugei Kessha (International Bugei Society) President and Founder
Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei - U.S.A.
Dai Nippon Iaido Kyokai- Kyoto Japan ( So-Shibucho Director for the United States)
Kokusai Budo Koryu Kyokai- Kyoto Japan (So-Shibucho Director for the United States)
Sensei Aloe has trained and studied with some of the top instructors in the Martial Arts
Takayoshi Nagamine - Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu
Roger Werhahan Shindo Munen Ryu
Kunikazu Yahagi - Tenshinsho Jigen Ryu
Atushi Shimojo - Toyama ryu Iaido Morinaga ha / Toyama ryu Iaido Yamaguchi ha
Atushi Shimojo Mugai Ryu Iaido Houki Ryu
Anyone interested in hosting a seminar can contact Kyoshi Aloe