Hanshi Julio "Mutch" Usera
Grandmaster Instructor Bujin Ki Ryu Jujitsu
Kudan (9th Dan)
Julio “Mutch” Usera, Hanshi, 9th Dan is the Master Instructor of Bujin Ki Ryu Jujitsu and Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu. He also holds an 8th Dan in Jukite Jujitsu and a 1st Dan in Matsumura Shorin Ryu Karate. Usera has studied the martial arts for over 46 years and has been a Black Belt instructor of Jujitsu and the martial arts since 1974.
Hanshi Usera has studied, trained and received his rank under several prominent martial arts grand masters. They include Ken Penland (RIP), Hanshi, 10th Dan Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu and 9th Dan Shorin Ryu Karate; George Alexander, PHD, Hanshi, 10th Dan, Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu and 10th Dan in Kobudo, Matsumura Shorin Ryu Karate and White Crane Kenpo; Claude Woodson, Hanshi, 10th Dan, Jukite Jujitsu and the late Al Salazar (RIP), 9th Dan, Jukite Jujitsu. Usera currently studies Jujitsu, Karate and Kobudo under Hanshi George Alexander.
Black Hills Bujin Ki Ryu Jujitsu Honbu is own and operated by Mutch and Char Usera. Hanshi Usera is a member and serve as South Dakota state representative for the International Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu Federation and the United States Jujitsu Federartion. He is also an active member of the International Shorin Ryu Karate Kobudo Federation.
Hanshi Usera have several Black Belt students that own and operate dojos under the direction of his training program, leadership and rank advancement. They include dojos in Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Wall and Sioux Falls, SD. Also, affiliated dojos in Plymouth, MN and Red Lodge, MT.
As the Master Instructor of Bujinki Ryu JuJitsu, Usera is dedicated to teaching JuJitsu with a positive approach to mental and physical conditioning as well as a respect to other martial arts systems. He places an emphasis in proper technique and traditional martial art values, such as desire, respect, loyalty, honesty, sportsmanship, community, and commitment to your family and God. These are all key tools to mastering any system of the Martial Arts as well as having a positive balance in life.