Shidoshi-ho Edan Dalsheim-Kahane

EdanEdan is an educator and primitive skills practitioner, who has recently relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in order to pursue a career in outdoor education.

He earned an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago, as well as a BA in Liberal Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and is generally interested in linking together various forms of thought and learning, including philosophy, martial arts, and outdoorsmanship.

Edan has trained on and off in various martial arts for more than a decade, including Karate, Krav Maga, and Tai Chi Chuan. He was first introduced to Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu in 2011 while attending a primitive skills school in Vermont.

Since 2013, Edan has apprenticed with Shidoshi-ho Jason Cather and Shihan James Morganelli at the central Chicago dojo.

Edan can be reached at