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.

   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.

   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 Aikijutsu and Karate.

​Ellsworth sensei, is a member of Edo Machikata Taiho Jutsu and holds a Menkyo and the title of Yoriki. She is an 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 womans self-defence and martial arts for children.


   Hanshi Philip M. Scudieri brings 44 years of knowledge and experience to the dojo. Hanshi is Beikoku Shibucho or: Chief Representative for the US, and Director of Kobujutsu/do for the All Japan Budo Federation and Nippon Seibukan Dojo. Hanshi holds two 8th dan Menkyo from them; One in Nihon Kenjutsu and one Nihon Kobu-do.

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

 for recording acts in the Washington DC area.
  Hanshi was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame once and the USA Hall of Fame 3 times. 
  Scudieri Sensei instructs Nihon Kenjutsu, Itto Tenshin Ryu Kenjutsu, Aikijutsu and Karate. Hanshi holds a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was a USTU official.He also holds fifth degree black belt in Karate.
  Hanshi is North American  Representative for the Edo Machikata Taiho Jutsu Organization, specializing in Samurai law enforcement methods and weaponry.
  Sensei 's students have won Regional and World Championships in both the US and Europe.
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

Chris Puckett

Mark Sampson

Richard Lynch

 Mr. Puckett holds Renshi Menkyo in Aikijutsu and Kenjutsu and has trained at the Delaware Budokan since 1996  Mr. Puckett also trains in Kyudo.  

        Mark Sampson
 Mr. Sampson holds a 6th degree Black Belt in Karate and a Kyosei Menkyo in Kenjutsu. He has been a student of Scudieri Sensei since 1981 and is a leading expert on sharks.
Mr. Sampson has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and authored a book titled Modern Sharking for the National Geographic Society.

Mr. Lynch has been training at the Delaware Budokan since 1997 and holds the rank of 4th degree black belt in Karate. Mr. Lynch also trains in Kenjutsu, Aikijutsu, Kyudo and holds the rank of Doshin in Edo Machikata Taiho Jutsu. 

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 - Yoriki