Darel Chase is a fully ordained Minister, holding ministerial credentials and earned degrees in Theology and Ministry. He is married to Tia Chase, who is the love of his life.

Chase, Kaiso has over 40+ years training and teaching experience in the martial arts. He began his study of martial arts in 1974 in the discipline of Moo Duk Kwan (Tae Kwan Do). He continued his study of martial arts under the leadership and direction of Bill “Whitey” Smith, Hanshi in the disciplines of Aikijujitsu, Ken-jutsu and Karate-Do earning the rank and status of Menkyo Kaiden. Currently, he is studying Matsumura Shorin-ryu under the leadership and direction of Kyoshi Larry Vellucci, holding the rank of Sandan in Kobukan Shorin-ryu Karate and pursuing the study of White Crane Kempo.

Hanshi Chase is the Headmaster and Kaiso of Sentou-ryu Sogo Budo Rengokai, a modern system/style/ryu-ha of Budo, which consists of Aiki-jujutsu, Goshin-jutsu, Katate, Jujutsu, Ken-jutsu and Happo-jutsu (Healing Arts – Reiki). Chase, Kaiso is also the Kaicho (President) of the International Combat Aiki-jujutsu Federation.

“Chase Sensei has demonstrated a true mastery of combative applications of aikijutsu and has some extremely powerful expressions of budo. His own expression of aiki-related arts is complementary to many systems. He has a superb teaching/delivery style and a great “mat rapport” while teaching.”

Current Ranks:

    • Aikibujutsu: Menkyo Kaiden
    • Goshin-jutsu: 10th Dan, Hanshi
    • Taigawa-ryu Jujutsu: 8th Dan
    • Karate-Do: 8th Dan, Hanshi
    • Matumura Seito Shorin-ryu Karate: 3rd Dan
    • Additional Black Belt grades in Jujitsu, Kenjutsu, Kobudo


    • International Combat Aiki-jujutsu Federation
    • Zen Budo Kaiso Rengokai
    • Zen Nihon Koden Budo Renmei
    • Kokusai Nihon Bugei Rengokai
    • Kobukan Shorin-ryu Karate-Do Federation
    • Makoto-ryu International
    • Okinawan Kempo Karate Federation
    • International RyuKyuKai Karate Association
    • International Fighting Arts Association