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Dr. Carlos R. Febrees
The founder and chief instructor of Nindo Ryu Bujutsu Kai is O'Sensei Carlos R. Febres. A native of Puerto Rico, O'Sensei Febres possesses a Bachelor's degree in History and Education, and a Masters degree in Criminology, Bachelor of Science in Integrated Medicine and a Medical Degree in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Febres is certified as a Police Officer and Correctional Officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Juvenile Justice Probation Officer in the state of Florida. He is also a member of the American Criminology Association, American Correctional Association and the Police Tactics Instructors of America and the Oriental Medical Association.
O'Sensei Febres did his Oriental Medicine internship at the Conmaul Oriental Medicine Hospital in Seoul, Korea.
O'Sensei Febres began his career in the martial arts at the age of twelve. He studied Okinawan Te, as well as Yoshu Kai and Yoshu Ryu under Sensei Bill Solano and Okinawan Kobudo under Kimo Wall as well as Sanuces Ryu Jujutsu under Profesor Moses Powell. In 1987 he attended the second World Ninja Summit in Ohio where he trained with masters such as Tetsuya Higuchi and Shoto Tanemura. At that time he joined the Bujinkan Fellowship International, and was awarded Study Group Status for his Dojos in Puerto Rico.
In 1988, he attended the third Annual World Ninja Summit, where he performed an official demonstration of the techniques of Nindo Ryu. He continued his study of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu (as it was called at that time), and moved to the United States in September of that year. He established the first Nindo Ryu Dojo in the continental US in November 1988. At that time he was comparing and exchanging information in his system Sensei Hector Rodriguez (Circle of the Samurai Ninpo Jutsu) in New York.
In the spring of 1989, O'Sensei Febres traveled to Ohio to continue training with Higuchi in Togakure Ryu as well as Higuchi's other arts: Iaido/Iaijutsu, Kenjutsu/Kendo, and Taiho Jutsu. He also attended the fourth Annual World Ninja Summit in July of that year, in witch he was invited to participate as a member of the staff at the event. At that time he was offered the chance to test for rank in Togakure Ryu, but declined the opportunity. He maintained communication with Higuchi Sensei, but for all practical purposes, he focused on perpetuating Nindo Ryu. He established the second US Nindo Ryu Dojo that same year.
In years to follow, O'Sensei Febres continued to train and achieve rank in various KoRyu (old style) as well as Gendai (modern) martial arts such as: Goshin Ryu Aikijujutsu (Kancho Shihan Jack Herman), Kodai no Seishin Ryu Iaijutsu (Sensei Oscar Alicea), Shorin Ryu & Yoshu Ryu Karate (Hanshi Bill Solano, USA Goju (The Late Grandmaster Peter Urban), Circle of the Samurai Ninpo Jutsu (Sensei Hector Rodriguez), Shao Choy Hung Kung Fu Chin Na (The Late Grandmaster Robert Smith). Genbukan Ninpo Goshin Jutsu (Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura), Ryuseiken Batto Jutsu (Saruta Sensei), Koga Ryu Ninjutsu (O'Sensei Ronald Duncan), Nagashimatsu-Te Aiki Jujutsu& Combat Aikido ( The Late Soke Jorge Garcia).
O'Sensei Febres is also the youngest 10th Dan ever to be acknowleged by the late Grandmaster Peter Urban ( May GOD bless his soul). His abilities have been recognized by federations such as: USA Goju, Goshindo Kenpo & Samurai Association, United Budokai Federation, Bujinkan Fellowship International, Goshinjutsu International Martial Arts Association, International Federation of Jujutsuans, Black Dragon Fighting Society, World Karate Federation, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the International Batto-Do Shizan Association and the International Combat Aikido & Jujitsu Federation.