Michael Seamark, Sensei has been training Japanese Budo since 1981. He is a direct student of Soke Yasuhiro Irie, Founder of KoKoDo JuJutsu. Soke Irie awarded Michael Seamark the title and rank of Jikimon Kaiden Shihan, Rokudan. This title and rank is awarded to only a handful of Soke Irie’s technically proficient and dedicated deshi (students). Seamark’s main goal is to preserve and disseminate KoKoDo JuJutsu under the guidance of Soke Irie and as such strives to offer KoKoDo JuJutsu and Shiatsu as taught in the KoKoDo So Honbu Dojo in Omiya Japan. KoKoDo JuJutsu is a tradtional Japanese self-defense budo.
Seamark was presented the Mokuroku for Shihan, Kaiden Shihan and Kogyoku in KoKoDo JuJutsu by Soke Irie Yasuhiro at the KoKoDo So Hombu Dojo in Omiya, Saitama Japan and Seamark returns to Japan every year to review waza with Soke Irie.
In November 2012 Michael Seamark Sensei was awarded the title of Kyoshi in KoKoDo JuJutsu by Soke Irie Yasuhiro at the Hombu in Omiya Japan. This was the first time this title was awarded to a practicioner in KoKoDo. Soke presented Michael Seamark with the Inka for Kyoshi after a successful 15 hour reveiw of Kaiden Shihan and KoGyoku waza and higi.
He is also a Use of Force Options Specialist, AST Instructor for the Justice Institute of British Columbia Police Academy and Director of Tactical Training within the SRT Academy at the dojo.