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Gabriel Djinn Sensei - Martial Artist
Gabriel Djinn Sensei
Martial Arts Instructor/ Japanese Cultural Institute Panelist

Gabriel Djinn is an accomplished martial artist who began his journey in 1986. He studied various open hand arts until 2001 including Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjitsu, Aikido and Ninpo. In 1996 Gabriel started to cross into weapons arts of the Samurai, focusing initially on katana based arts like Iaido, Batto-do and Niten Ichi Ryu (two sword style). He switched focus to the art and weapon of Naginata in 2001 and has been practicing it since.

He has competed and placed at the National level. In 2015 Gabriel was a member of the US Team competing at the World Naginata Championships. Gabriel currently holds the rank of Sandan and is one of four active Chief Instructors on the eastern seaboard. He began teaching in 2010 at his dojo in Virginia. He helps oversee two satellite locations in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.