Intersection of Traditional Asian Martial Arts

Intersection of
Traditional Asian Martial Arts

Japanese Martial Arts

Chinese Martial Arts

Okinawan Martial Arts

Filipino Martial Arts

Dan Holland Sensei
Dan Holland

Current Rankings:
4th Dan: Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido
3rd Dan: Kodokan Judo
3rd Dan: Nihon Jujutsu

Dan Holland's martial arts career started in 1988 when he was seven years old. He began training in the Traditional Japanese Martial Arts in January of 1998 under Nicklaus Suino Sensei, under whom he continues to study today. His interests in the Traditional martial arts have taken him to Aiki-Jujutsu (taught by the late Jeff Friedlis Sensei), Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido, Kodokan Judo and Nihon Jujutsu. In May of 2004, he began training in Nei Jia, the Internal Family of Chinese Martial Arts.

From 2004 to 2009, Dan Holland was an owner and instructor of the Institute of Traditional Asian Martial Arts in East Lansing, MI, where he taught Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido, Nihon Jujutsu, and Kodokan Judo. Currently, he teaches these arts at the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Ann Arbor, Mi. He frequently conducts Private Lessons and Seminars in the Mid-Michigan area on a wide range of martial arts subjects.

Holland Sensei also offers free Self Defense Seminars to schools, businesses, churches and other organizations throughout the mid-Michigan area.

Apart from teaching, he is heavily involved in the martial arts as a student. He is a member of the Shudokan Martial Arts Association and the International Martial Arts Federation, and attends seminars around the country.

Holland Sensei can be contacted at

Martial Arts Resume:

November 2009 - Presen
Instructor, Japanese Martial Arts Center

November 2009 - June 2011
Mixed Martial Arts Instructor, Dan Vigil's Academy of Tae Kwon Do

May 2004 - November 2009
Owner, Institute of Traditional Asian Martial Arts - East Lansing, MI
Instructor of Kodokan Judo
Instructor of Children's Judo
Instructor of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido
Instructor of Nihon Jujutsu

May 2004 to Present
Nei Jia -- Internal Family of Chinese Martial Arts under Sifu Douglas Lawrence

May 2002 - Present
Kodokan Judo under Nicklaus Suino Sensei

2001 - March 2004
Aiki-goshin Jujutsu under the late Jeff Friedlis Sensei

1998 to Present
Eishin-Ryu Iaido under Nicklaus Suino Sensei

1995 - 2003: Mid Michigan Academy of Martial Arts
2nd Degree Black Belt under Instructor Steve Williams

1994 - 1999: Waverly Wrestling Team   
• 1998 CAC Wrestling Champion
• 1998 Team Captain and Most Valuable Player
• 1997 Team Captain and Most Valuable Player
• 1996 Most Valuable Freshman       

1990 - 1992 Children's Tae Kwon Do under Pat Flotka
1988 - 1990 Children's Tae Kwon Do under Gary Voss
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Holland Neijia
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