Dai-Shihan White-Eagle Perry

White-Eagle started training in Shao-Lin Kung Fu at the age of 13 in 1980, and was first exposed to Budo Taijutsu in 1985 at a seminar in Denver. He trained in both arts, working his way up to black belt in Shao-Lin before leaving to focus his training in Budo Taijutsu in early 1988.

Through the years he has studied with many instructors within the Bujinkan, and hosted many seminars in the Denver and Boulder areas, mostly in conjunction with Eric Barfield who was living in Boulder in the late 80’s until the early ’90s.

In 1994 he started the Shiro Washi Dojo, which moved from Arvada to Conifer in the mountains, where he lived at the time, he even hosted Greg Kowalski for a couple of mountain seminars. Then in 1997 the Dojo moved back to Arvada, to give more access to people in the Denver area, and changed the name to Wings of Change Center for Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.

From 2001 – 2006 White-Eagle only taught a couple of people part-time in Los Angeles while he was studying for his Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2006 he moved back to Denver and was informally teaching again. In 2011 his long time friend Shihan Phil Legare came to Denver to teach a seminar, and was highly ‘suggested’ to really start teaching again. Thus he reopened the dojo with the new name Bujinkan Shiro Washi Dojo, under the umbrella of Shihan Legare’s Bujinkan Taka Seigi Dojo network.

White-Eagle has also studied Wilderness survival and related courses with Tom Brown Jr. Apache spiritual arts with Tutlana Moonwalker, Executive Protection with Executive Security International, Qi Gong, Medical Qi Gong, various forms of Tai Ji, Native American Spirituality, and Daoist principles.

He enjoys flying single engine airplanes, golfing, scuba diving, toastmasters, playing his guitar, as well as being a major figure within the local dragon boat racing community. He is currently completing a doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and currently ranked as Goju-Dan (15th degree black belt) within the Bujinkan.

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