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 and Kaiden Shihan 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 May 2011 Seamark travelled to Honbu and underwent further training with Soke Irie and recieved Sokes ultimate level of waza called Kogyoku and was awarded the Mokuroku and Inka for Kogyoku in KoKoDo JuJutsu from Shodai Soke Irie KoDo. This is a title that has rarely been awarded in KoKoDo. Both Makoto Kojima Shihan and Seamark Shihan received Kogyoku on May 14th 2011.
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.