Daniel Holland Sensei

Dan Holland's martial arts career started in 1988 when he was seven years old. He began training in the Traditional Japanese Martial Arts in January of 1998, which led him to Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido, Kodokan Judo and Nihon Jujutsu (under Nicklaus Suino Sensei), along with Aiki-Jujutsu (taught by the late Jeff Friedlis Sensei). In May of 2004, he began training in Nei Jia, the Internal Family of Chinese Martial Arts.

From 2004 to 2009, Dan Holland was an owner and instructor of the Institute of Traditional Asian Martial Arts in East Lansing, MI. In November of 2009, he relocated to the Japanese Martial Arts Center, where he currently teaches Iaido, Nihon Jujutsu, Judo, and Martial Arts for kids. He frequently conducts Private Lessons and Seminars in the Mid-Michigan area on a wide range of subjects.

Current Ranks

5th Dan: Nihon Jujutsu
4th Dan: Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaido
3rd Dan: Kodokan Judo


November 2009 - Present
Instructor, Japanese Martial Arts Center

November 2009 - Present
Instructor, Dan Vigil's Academy of Tae Kwon Do

May 2004 - November 2009
Owner, Institute of Traditional Asian Martial Arts - East Lansing, MI
Instructor of Kodokan Judo
Instructor of Children's Judo
Instructor of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido
Instructor of Nihon Jujutsu

May 2004 to present
Nei Jia -- Internal Family of Chinese Martial Arts under Sifu Douglas Lawrence

2001 - March 2004
Aiki-goshin Jujutsu under the late Jeff Friedlis Sensei

1998 to present
Eishin-Ryu Iaido under Nicklaus Suino Sensei

1995 - 2003: Mid Michigan Academy of Martial Arts
2nd Degree Black belt under Instructor Steve Williams

1994 - 1999: Waverly Wrestling Team   
• 1998 Team Captain and Most Valuable Player
• 1997 Team Captain and Most Valuable Player
• 1998 CAC Wrestling  Champion
• 1996 Most Valuable Freshman       

1990 - 1992 Children's Tae Kwon Do under Pat Flotka
1988 - 1990 Children's Tae Kwon Do under Gary Voss


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