Kyoshi Danilo Torri Roku-dan (6th dan black belt) is the chief instructor of Hanko Ryu Martial Arts. Born in Rome, Italy, he started his Shito Ryu Karate training in 1975 at the age of seven under Sensei Yomada Koyei. In 1980, his family moved to Connecticut, where he continued to train, returning to Italy for rigorous testing. In 2001, at the age of 33, Kyoshi Torri opened Hanko Ryu Martial Arts where he teaches respect, discipline, honor and loyalty to children and adults of all ages, including women. Hanko Ryu is a traditional dojo - prices are fair, testing is affordable, and every belt is earned by hard work and personal advancement at each student's own pace.
In addition to Shito Ryu, Kyoshi is a black belt in Matayoshi Okinawan weapons. Students train in the Bo Staff, Sai, Nunchaku, Tonkuwa and other weapons under the tutelage of Kyoshi and also Kyoshi Andrea Guarelli of Verona Italy, a world class maestro who comes to Hanko Ryu annually to train and test students.
Kyoshi has a special place (and unique patience) in his heart for children - including those with special needs. He trains kids with autism, Asperger's and other diagnoses in private and group lessons alike.
Hanko Ryu prides itself on building strong families - we invite you to observe and try a class at any time.