Jack Hoban is a former active duty US Marine Corps Captain and long time practitioner of martial arts. He is Shidoshi Senior Instructor in the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu system under Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan. Jack Hoban was the third non-Japanese person in the world to become fully qualified as a senior Bujinkan instructor by passing the 5th degree Black Belt test in 1985. He received a 10th Dan in May of 1996.

Jack Hoban is also a student of the late Robert L. Humphrey, noted conflict resolution specialist, and author of “Values For A New Millennium.” His Living Values Program is inspired in great degree from Professor Humphrey’s Life Value theory.

Jack Hoban’s approach to teaching martial arts in context of the universal human values, is unique in America. He has three published books and four videos on the martial arts and has written numerous articles on the martial arts and Living Values. He is, also, a popular lecturer throughout America and the world on the subject of warriorship and values. He teaches both children and adults classes at the Wesley Hall in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Classes are Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-7 pm for the children and 7-8:30 pm for the adults. His classes teach warrior-citizens how to stand up for, and if necessary, protect, themselves and others. He also leads a monthly workshop on warrior values and Budo Taijutsu. Instructor training is also available.

Jack Hoban has an MBA, and works for a technology company that specializes in the healthcare industry. He is married to Yumiko Muramatsu Hoban, an anthropologist who publishes an international webpage on cross-cultural childrearing. They have two sons and live on the Jersey Shore.

Jack Hoban is also an excellent musician and plays with the band Rogues on the Run. The band specializes in traditional blues and original contemporary blues/jazz music and they are awesome!!!


  • United States Marine Corps Captain (MOS – 1302), 1975-1991 (1977-1982 Active Duty)
  • Martial Arts Instructor – Shidoshi Senior Instructor, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, with Black Belt Shidoshi licenses in the following Japanese Martial Arts:

All licenses certified by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, Noda-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan

  • Togakure Ryu Ninpo
  • Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu
  • Koto Ryu Koppojutsu
  • Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken Taijutsu
  • Kukishin Ryu Taijutsu
  • Takagiyoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu
  • Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo
  • Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo
  • Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu
  • Martial Arts Instructor – MCRD (Special Services), San Diego, CA, 1981-1985
  • Martial Arts Instructor – YMCA 1985-1999
  • Co-Founder – Bujinkan Buyu Dojo
  • Member (Subject Matter Expert) – U.S. Marine Corps Close Combat Review Board
  • “STRIKE” Instructor – certified by Robert L. Humphrey
  • “STRIKE” Instructor Trainer – certified by Robert L. Humphrey


Tantojutsu (Japanese Knife-Fighting)
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: May 1986
ISBN: 0809250950

Bojutsu (Japanese Stick-Fighting) Defense Techniques
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: October 1987
ISBN: 0809247267

Ninpo: Living and Thinking As a Warrior
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: November 1988
ISBN: 0809247259

The Art of the Ninja: Volumes I-IV (video)
Published by Black Belt Magazine Video
Publication date: 1997, 1998
ISBN: 1-889877-54-9, etc.


Essence of Ninjutsu: The Nine Traditions
by Masaaki Hatsumi
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: November 1988
ISBN: 0809247240

Values for a New Millennium
by Robert L. Humphrey
Published by Life Values Press
Publication date: July 1992
ISBN: 0915761041

Associate Editor:

The Grandmaster’s Book of Ninja Training
by Masaaki Hatsumi
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: April 1,1988
ISBN: 0809246295

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