Nobuya Shimamoto is a brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Koji Murakami. He started practicing jiu-jitsu in 2001 after having been an avid athlete and Martial Artist with an extensive background in Karate, Judo and Boxing.
Nobuya is an avid competitor and has amassed numerous medals throughout his years of competition. He has won his division in N.A.G.A. (2003), Showdown Open (2002) and was the 2009 (advanced divistion) finalist in the prestigious Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Qualifier.
As a teacher, Nobuya upholds his Samurai ancestral roots by providing dedicated, detailed instruction, combined with rigorous drilling and sparring. His classes are taught in a respectful environment and he prides himself in giving students the individual attention they require.