Mr. William Messick has been a member of the Delaware Budokan since 1996 where he holds a Kyoshi Menkyo(7th Dan) in Kenjutsu and also trains in Karate, Aikijutsu and Kyudo.

   Messick sensei was a member of the US Delegation to the All Japan Grand Nationals in Kyoto 2011-2017.
  Mr. Messick has been a personal trainer for many years, most notably, training 2 power lifting competitors to 2 National and two World Championships. Mr. Messick was also a member of the Governors Council for  Physical Fitness for four years.
   Messick sensei is also an educator who teaches special needs students and holds a Masters Degree in Special Education. 

Dr. Walter Orth has been training under Scudieri Sensei since 1985. He holds a Shodan ranking in Karate and a Kyoshi(7th Dan) Menkyo in Kenjutsu. Orth sensei also trains in Aikijutsu and Kyudo.

 Orth sensei was a member of the US Delegation to the all Japan Grand Nationals in

  Kyoto 2011-2017
Besides holding Veterinary degrees since 1997, he also holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemistry.Dr Orth is also a Captain in the US Army Reserve. 

Celinda Ellsworth holds a Kyoshi Menkyo (8th Dan) in Kenjutsu and Karate.

​Ellsworth sensei is a senior member of Edo Machikata Taiho Jutsu and holds a Menkyo and the title of Yoriki. She has taught seminars in Europe and represented the U.S. A. at the All Japan Grand Nationals in 2011. She Internationally acclaimed instructor and educator with thirty six years of experience in training, teaching and competition. Ms. Ellsworth  teaches Karate, Kenjutsu, Tai Chi and is an expert in woman's defense and martial arts for children.


   Hanshi Philip M. Scudieri brings 48 years of knowledge and experience to the dojo. Hanshi is Beikoku Shibucho or: Chief Representative for the US, and Director of Kobu-jutsu/do for the All Japan Budo Federation and Nippon Seibukan Academy. Hanshi holds two 8th dan Menkyo from them; One in Japanese Kenjutsu and one in Japanese Kobu-do/weaponry.

Hanshi has published articles on Japanese swordsmanship, appeared in several magazines, was featured in a book and recently published a novel. He also supplied bodyguard and security services

 for recording acts in the Washington D.C. area.
  Scudieri Hanshi instructs Japanese Kenjutsu, Aikijutsu and Karate. Hanshi holds Renshi Menkyo in Itto Tenshin Ryu Kenjutsu, a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a fifth degree black belt in Karate from the   A.I.K.I.A.
  Hanshi is Pan-American  Representative for the Edo Machikata Taiho Jutsu Organization, specializing in Samurai law enforcement methods and weaponry.
  Hanshi and his students have won Regional and International Championships in the US, Europe and Japan.
Scudieri sensei was a Kyudo student and member of the Miyako Dojo and Chikurin Ha Heki Ryu under Shabata the XX for 16 years.

Philip M. Scudieri              

Celinda Ellsworth

Walter Orth

William Messick

Mr. Mark Dungan has been training at the Delaware Budokan since 1999 and holds a Renshi Menkyo in Kenjutsu and a Doshin Menkyo in Edo Machikata Taiho Jutsu.

Mr Dungan is an American Indian related to the Lenni-Lenape Nation and works to protect its culture. He is also an associate member of the Nanticoke Indian


Mark Dungan

Kyoshi Ellsworth