Ismael Franco Sensei brings over 25 years of martial arts experience to Tora Dojo. He began his martial arts training in 1987 under Nick DiNapoli, founder of Gen Lee Martial Arts Federation. After intensive study of the arts of jujutsu, karate, judo, aikido and savate, he was awarded instructor certification in 1996.
In August 2001, Franco Sensei took over the ownership and instruction of Tora Dojo from JoAnn VanGieson Sensei, making him the second general owner/chief instructor of the school. Franco Sensei continues to teach and study the arts of Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, Muso Shinden ryu iaido, Shinkage ryu hyoho as well as Shinri ryu Goshinjutsu. www.ToraDojo.5u.com
Instructor, Tora Dojo