Peter Kramer

Jugodan - 15 degree black belt

Peter Kramer was born in Laguna Beach California.  He moved to the Island of Tahiti, capital of French Polynesia,
in 1971 at the age of eight.  Being the only “popaa” (white person) in his new school, and what would seem like the
perfect punching bag for the bullies in his class, he soon gained a desire to learn how to defend himself.  

Peter spent much of his years growing up learning as many forms of Martial arts that he could find.
In 1988 the year he met Bujinkan instructor Kevin Millis. Visiting one of his classes is all it took for Peter to realize
that this was the martial art that he had been looking for.

In 1991 Peter achieved the rank of 2nd degree black belt before moving up to Oregon to take a design job at the
Nike world headquarters located in Beaverton. Under the direction of Kevin Millis he began teaching for the first
time. Since then he has continued to teach with only a small break when he was sent to Hong Kong for 2 years to
assist Nike in setting up a design office in Asia.

In 1997 Peter travelled to Japan to take his Godan (5th degree black belt) test under Masaaki Hatsumi. It was
about this same time that he became a personal student of Bill Atkins, one of Hatsumi’s highest ranking master
instructors.

In 2008 Peter returned to Japan to train with Masaaki Hatsumi and many of the Japanese Shihan (Master
Instuctors). It was at this time that he was awarded his Judan (10th degree black belt).

Peter was awarded the rank of Jugodan (15th degree black belt) in 2011.

 
Justin Bryant

Yondan (4th degree black belt)

Justin Bryant first started training with Peter Kramer in 1994 when he was six years old in Hillsboro.
After training for a few years Peter had to leave for Hong Kong China for business.

In 2001 he wanted to get back into martial arts. He took up a Taekwondo. Although he had fun there and made a
few friends he felt like something was missing. In 2004 he found out his old teacher was back in Oregon . He got
to the next class and has been here ever since.

Due to his years of experience and his dependability Justin was promoted to assistant instructor in 2007
and today is the main instructor of our kids class.

Justin attained the rank of Shodan in March of 2009 (First degree black belt) as well as title of Instructor.
 
In 2014 Justin was awarded the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) while he was training in Japan.

Justin enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Some activity’s he enjoys are horse back riding, taking
care of his dogs, running, parkour and much more.  

Justin is a live wire and can jump like a cat. He brings a lot of good energy to every class that he attends and
teaches.