Shidoshi Ryan Lowe was born in the year of the Monkey and has been involved in martial arts since his youth. He began his training in 1980 with Tae Kwon Do and continued forward with the methods of Goju Ryu Karate, wrestling, boxing and kickboxing.
Continuing his search for personal excellence, Mr. Lowe entered the art of Ninjutsu in 1989. He received his first black belt in Ninjutsu in 1992. He later discovered the shidoshi under which he was training was not certified by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. Wanting to continue his training in the art of Ninjutsu under a certified instructor, he sought out Shidoshi Kevin Millis. Still today Mr. Lowe continues his pursuit in Ninjutsu under the guidance of Shidoshi Millis. In November 2000 he traveled with Shidoshi Millis to Japan and had the honor of being his first student to attain the rank of Godan from Soke Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. Shidoshi Lowe continues to travel to Japan annually for study under Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.
Mr. Lowe presently holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management and is the plant manager of an independently owned chemical company in Bakersfield, California.
Mr. Lowe is serving in the California Army National Guard as an Infantry Lieutenant and has received the Army’s Physical Fitness Award for Excellence. He is an avid weight lifter and runner. And enjoys many outdoor sports.