One Of Michigan’s Best Kept Secrets!


     Probably most people are not aware of it but Michigan is simply loaded with great Martial Artists and great Instructors.  From Modern Arnis to Kuntaw or Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu and the list goes on.  We simply have some great practitioner’s and instructor’s.  However, some of them keep a low profile and run their training in a very low key manner befitting their personality.  A good friend of mine is just such an individual and he runs the Dexter Bujinkan Dojo.  Dexter Michigan is located just north and west of Ann Arbor and is a small but growing nice little town that reminds me of home.  Located just outside of the city is the Dexter Bujinkan Dojo which is run by Shidoshi Bart Uguccioni.  Bart has been around for a long time in the Bujinkan so long that many of his peers are now at the apex in terms of rank.  That is not really the path that Bart has chosen instead he is all about training and perfecting his own skills.  You can readily see it when you meet him and you can also see it in his students.  Further even more than all these years in the Bujinkan with numerous trips to Japan Bart has brought real world experience to the table in his teachings.  Having learned Shotokan Karate early on in some incredibly rough places and been a United State Marine.  Bart has been around the world and in some tight places.  Couple that with years and years of serious Budo Taijutsu training and you have an excellent practitioner and teacher.  All throughout Michigan we have some great best kept secrets in the martial arts.  Bart Uguccioni’s Dexter Bujinkan Dojo is just that!

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If you are down there way call and set up an appointment for some serioius training!

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Brian R. VanCise

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Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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5 Responses to One Of Michigan’s Best Kept Secrets!

  1. bart says:

    Ahhhh shucks, why did you have to go and say all those nice things about me… now I have to take back all those rude, nasty, degrading and mostly untrue rumors I’ve been spreading about you.

    hah ahahahah hahaha

    Seriously though. That is about the nicest thing I have ever read about my self. Your keyboard has flattered me Sir.

    Thank you for your kind words, and as always for the kindness and friendship you’ve shown me over the years.

    I am proud to be able to call you my friend.

    Now that said, the smart money says, IRT and it’s founder Brian VanCise are truly the un-schucked pearl in Michigan.


  2. Dean says:

    Aw, hell, does this mean dues are going up?

  3. Brandon says:

    It’s true… I’ve heard him spread those rumors.

    Brian’s comments are also true.

    Now enough with the lovefest and back to the beatings. 😀

  4. Brian VanCise says:

    Bart, you know that you and I are life long friends and will always be!
    Well the truth is out there so I guess we all have to live with it! 🙂

    Brandon yes those beatings must go on!

    Dean I have it on good information that only your dues are going up! 🙂

  5. bart says:


    only YOUR dues are going to go up, bout as high as the new lump 😉

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