Sensei Noah Harders
Sensei Noah Harders started practicing martial arts in 1987 under Shihan Ernest Rodrigues of the Atakarashinri Karate Kenpo School in San Jose, California. He continued to train with Shihan until his retirement in 1992, due to a medical condition. Sensei Jeremiah Stanley took over the school after Sensei Rodrigues’ retirement and renamed it the “United Self Defense Group” Kenpo Karate School. In 1998, Sensei Harders received his Shodan in U.S.D.G. Kenpo Karate from Sensei Stanley.
Over the years, Sensei Harders has been fortunate to learn many martial art styles from many teachers. From 1996 to 1998, Sensei Harders briefly studied Modern Arnis with Guro Jay de Leon. In 1997, Sensei Harders started training with Sensei Hans Ingebretsen in Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu. In 2000, Sensei Harders trained in Ken Ju Ryu Kenpo Ju Jitsu (or currently called Kui Lima Kenpo) and Inayan Kadena De Mano Eskrima with Asc. Professor Hans Ingebretsen. Sensei Harders currently holds the rank of Sandan in Kui Lima Kenpo from Asc.Professor Hans Ingebretsen.
In 2006, Sensei Harders moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he met his current teacher, Sensei Bruce Raney. While in the islands, Sensei Harders has had the opportunity to train with Sensei Robert Reish and attend classes at Hawaii Tenri Judo.
In 2008, Sensei Harders received the rank of Sandan (Third Degree) in Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu from Asc. Professor Ingebretsen and was recognized by the Kilohana Martial Art Association as “Sensei Noah Harders”.