Tabiji Dōjō founder and head instructor Josh Sager has been training in the martial arts since he was a young child, having studied many styles including Jūdō, Jūjutsu, Escrima, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Tae Kwon Do. In 1996, Josh began studying Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu under the guidance of Shihan Jack Hoban. Josh passed the Godan (5th degree black belt) test in 2001, at which point he became licensed to teach by the Bujinkan Honbu Dōjō in Japan.
He has traveled to Japan many times to train with Bujinkan grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi and other senior Bujinkan instructors. Josh continues to be an active member of Shihan Hoban’s Buyū Dōjō, attending weekly classes and monthly seminars.