History of Sei Shin Jitsu

2010 - Present

2018  Bushido Sei Shin Jitsu is "unofficially" a REAL MARTIAL ART, just like Goju Ryu Karate, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, or Krav Maga. Sei Shin Jitsu now has its own "offshoots" of the core system. Instructors that have taken the name, but done their own techniques, concepts, and promotions.

The tagline for Bushido Sei Shin Jitsu changes from "Way of the Warrior Spirit" to "Training Warriors for Modern Day!"


Eric LaLone is named the Head of Sei Shin Jitsu as Inasio Anzures steps down after his 40 years as a Black Belt celebration. LaLone continues to keep the system dynamic and on the cutting edge of what works.

Tenchikan Martial Arts; Las Vegas, NV is recognized as an official Sei Shin Jitsu school.


Warrior Martial Arts opens as the first ever NEW Sei Shin Jitsu school  

The New Sei Shin Jitsu World Headquarters; Empower Training Center opens in Colorado Springs, CO

2015   Stick Jitsu is developed during a seminar taught at The Family Karate Center. Locking and striking with different lengths of sticks and performing the Sei Shin Jitsu requirements with a stick in the hand is the mainstay of the program.

2014   Dave Russell begins his own Sei Shin Jitsu program in Atlanta, Georgia

2012   FreeStyle Jujitsu is created in Colorado Springs. Developed by researching wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, judo, the Sabaki Challenge, and jujitsu, this is Mixed Martial Arts with a fair and uniform scoring system and absolutely NO HEAD contact.

After training with Eric LaLone in Colorado, TASK Karate begins transitioning to the Sei Shin Jitsu curriculum from the old Koei Kan. LaLone travels to Michigan to oversee and conduct testing and promotions for Johannes and all TASK Black Belts. In addition to the TASK rankings; Gary Lovins is promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt and Eric LaLone is promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt and awarded the title of Hanshi. 

2010 / 2011   Sei Shin Jitsu spreads the word about the new system and encourages old Koei-Kan Black Belts and their students to begin training with the new direction. Kevin Johannes and TASK karate hosts multiple seminars conducted by Eric LaLone.

2010   The first ever Kid's Mixed Martial Arts tournament is held in Colorado Springs. Kid's as young as five years old competed in both Light Continuous Kickboxing and Submission Grappling.

January 31, 2009   Bushido Sei Shin Jitsu is officially established. Both a seminar and ceremony are conducted by Eric LaLone to bring everyone into the new system. Inasio Anzures is recognized as the Head of the System and all active Black Belts are now ranked and recognized in Bushido Sei Shin Jitsu. A numbering system is adopted for all Black Belts promoted in Sei Shin Jitsu. 

These are the Original 9 Black Belts recognized at the inaugural ceremony:
#1 Eric LaLone, 7th degree; Shihan
#2 Gary Lovins, 6th degree; Shihan
#3 Chris Thomas, 4th degree; Sensei
#4 Justin DeStefano, 3rd degree; Sensei
#5 Rob Graff, 4th degree; Sensei
#6 Stafon Stevens, 3rd degree; Sensei
#7 Chris Brophy, 3rd degree; Sensei
#8 Jon Nelson-Griffith, 2nd degree; Sensei
#9 Maurice Sova, 3rd degree; Sensei 

2008   Names are researched for a suffix to Bushido Sei Shin. "Jitsu," meaning art, is decided upon to formulate the entire name Bushido Sei Shin Jitsu; Art of the Way of the Warrior Spirit. The art is also known as Sei Shin Jitsu for short.

Inasio Anzures closes the Anzures Koei Kan school and retires from teaching the martial arts.

2006   The Defense Institute and Eric LaLone perform a total overhaul of the requirements; eliminating the traditional approaches and techniques of the martial arts. Kata is eliminated, as is pulling the hand to the hip. 

The Kickin' Kubs (ages 4-6) and Small Samurai (ages 7-10) programs are both introduced for younger children. Each one has it's own belt ranking system. 

2005   Sova School of Martial Arts partners with Gary Lovins and begins teaching Anzures Koei-Kan. 

 2004   A Samurai picture is commissioned from Mike Beenenga / Artistic Gold as a mural at The Defense Institute. This mural eventually becomes the logo for Bushido Sei Shin Jitsu. 

2003   Keepers of the Torch Awards Banquet; Orlando Florida, hosted by Professor David James; 10th Dan, Vee Arnis Jitsu.
Inasio Anzures promoted to the rank of Hachi-Dan; awarded the title of Hanshi, and received the Keepers of the Torch Platinum Award – 30 years in the martial arts. Everything accepted on Anzures’ behalf by Eric LaLone.

New Kanji is commissioned at the Keepers of the Torch ceremony. Bushido Sei Shin is now the official patch used for Black Belts. Black = Shodan, Red = Nidan, Red w/ Black outline = Sandan and above. 

2003 continued ...

Ceremony held for Inasio Anzures where he is presented his eighth degree Black Belt, platinum level Keeper of the Torch certificate, and his letter of promotion.

Initial discussions are made between Inasio Anzures, Eric LaLone, and Gary Lovins about changing the name of the system to Bushido Sei Shin. 

2000   All instructors continue to revamp and change requirements, techniques, and concepts. This makes them easier for beginners to grasp and for advanced students to apply.

1998   The Defense Institute opens in Colorado Springs. Eric LaLone implements new techniques and additional martial arts into the Anzures Koei-Kan program.

1997   Eric LaLone teaches Hand to Hand combatives to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson in Colorado Springs

1992   The symbol of the dojo and system changes to incorporate the facets being taught in Anzures’ Koei-Kan; Karate, Kickboxing, Self-Defense, Judo, and Aikido. 

​​ 1991   After four years of experimentation and trial/error, new requirements are implemented. Punching techniques are put into combinations. Body movements, blocking, kicking, and striking patterns are all changed and reordered, and the entire Koei-Kan system is revamped to be more kickboxing and self-defense orientated. These changes start the formation of Anzures Koei-Kan.

Aikido and Jujitsu instructors are brought in to teach their arts. Eric LaLone 
and Gary Lovins, students at the time, begin traveling to different areas of the state to learn and enhance techniques in Aikido, Kickboxing, and Modern Arnis.

1987   Anzures leaves the Koei-Kan Organization over differences of curriculum design and the addition of kickboxing techniques. 

1973 - 1986  Inasio Anzures begins training in Koei-Kan Karate. Over the years he obtains his 4th degree Black Belt in the system, competes in Full Contact Karate with World Champion Kerry Roop with an overall ranking of 5th in the World, operates his own Koei Kan school, and promotes many Black Belts in Koei-Kan Karate-Do