Jack Hoban Biography

Jack Hoban

Jack Hoban served as a US Marine Corps Captain is a and long time practitioner of martial arts. He assisted in the creation of the US Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) and remains a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Program.

He is Shihan Senior Instructor in the Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu system under Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan. He became fully qualified as a senior Bujinkan instructor by passing the 5th degree black belt test in1985.  He received a 10th Dan in May of 1996.

He was also a student and close associate of the late Robert L. Humphrey, noted conflict resolution specialist, and author of "Values For A New Millennium."  Hoban's Living Values Program is inspired in great degree from Professor Humphrey's Life Value theory.

Jack's latest books are "The Ethical Warrior" and "The Ethical Protector."

Hoban's approach to teaching martial arts in context of the universal human values, is unique in America. He has three published books and a video on the martial arts and has written numerous articles on the martial arts and Living Values. He is, also, a popular lecturer throughout America and the world on the subject of warriorship and values.  He teaches classes at the Wesley Hall in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Classes are Monday and Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 pm.  Lessons address how warrior-citizens can stand up for, and if necessary, protect, themselves and others.  He also leads a monthly workshop on warrior values and Budo Taijutsu. Instructor training is also available.

Hoban has an MBA,and is a partner in a BPO company that specializes in the healthcare industry.  He is also president of Resolution Group International that provides ethics, conflict resolution, and combatives training programs.


  • United States Marine Corps Captain (MOS - 1302), 1975-1991
    (1977-1982 Active Duty)

  • Martial Arts Instructor - Shidoshi Senior Instructor, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, with Black Belt Shidoshi licenses in the following Japanese Martial Arts:

  • Togakure Ryu Ninpo

  • Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu

  • Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

  • Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken Taijutsu

  • Kukishin Ryu Taijutsu

  • Takagiyoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu

  • Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo

  • Gyokushin Ryu Ninpo

  • Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu

All licenses certified by Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, Noda-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan

  • Martial Arts Instructor - MCRD (Special Services), San Diego, CA, 1981-1985

  • Martial Arts Instructor - YMCA 1985-1999

  • Co-Founder - Bujinkan Buyu Dojo

  • Subject Matter Expert - U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)

  • Marine Corps Martial Arts Black Belt Emeritus.

  • "STRIKE" Instructor - certified by Robert L. Humphrey

  • "STRIKE" Instructor Trainer - certified by Robert L. Humphrey

  • Author:

The Ethical Warrior
Values, Morals and Ethics - For Life, Work and Service
Published by RGI Media & Publications
ISBN: 1475156685 / 9781475156683

The Ethical  Protector
Police Ethics, Tactics and Techniques

Bujinkan Modern Ninja Skills with Jack Hoban (Video)
Publication date: November 20, 2019

Tantojutsu (Japanese Knife-Fighting)
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: May 1986
ISBN: 0809250950

Bojutsu (Japanese Stick-Fighting) Defense Techniques
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: October 1987
ISBN: 0809247267

Ninpo: Living and Thinking As a Warrior
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: November 1988
ISBN: 0809247259

  • Editor

Essence of Ninjutsu: The Nine Traditions
by Masaaki Hatsumi
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: November 1988
ISBN: 0809247240

Values for a New Millennium
by Robert L. Humphrey
Published by Life Values Press
Publication date: July 1992
ISBN: 0915761041

  • Producer:

The Last Ninja - Bujinkan TaiKai (3 DVD set)
by Masaaki Hatsumi
WIN Video
Publication date: February 2004
ISBN: 829757593593

  • Associate Editor:

The Grandmaster's Book of Ninja Training
by Masaaki Hatsumi
Published by Contemporary Books
Publication date: April 1, 1988
ISBN: 0809246295

  • Profiled in:

Above & Beyond: Former Marines Conquer The Civilian World
Authors: Rudy Socha and Carolyn Darrow
ISBN: 1-56311-949-8

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