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Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Danzan Ryu Jujitsu was founded by Henry Seishiro Okazaki in the 1920’s in the Hawaiian Islands, and is one of the most comprehensive and most widely taught styles of Jujitsu in the United States. It includes not only all the pertinent elements of an effective self-defense system, but also a complete martial arts system of resuscitation, massage and healing arts.

The ultimate goal of Danzan Ryu Judo / Jujitsu is completion of character. It achieves this goal by retraining the body/mind relationship so that fear is replaced with confidence. Danzan Ryu Jujitsu is a sophisticated martial system designed to cultivate your warrior-spirit and help you become the person you were meant to be. Master the system and you master yourself.

What is Danzan Ryu Jujitsu?

Danzan Ryu Jujitsu is a system of martial arts and healing arts that captures the essence of traditional Japanese Budo (warrior skills) and delivers it with the warmth and power of Hawai'i nei (Hawaiian culture)

The system was created in the early 1920s by Henry Seishiro Okazaki. Professor Okazaki had immigrated to Hawai'i from Japan at an early age in search of work in the islands. When as a young man he was diagnosed with incurable tuberculosis he committed himself whole heartedly to his martial arts training and put his health in the hands of his sensei. He ultimately recovered and dedicated his life to the practice and teachings of what is now Danzan Ryu Jujitsu.

Jujitsu is a Japanese philosophy of self-defense, relying on skill and technique rather than strength and size. Judo is the practice of the Way of Jujitsu. It is the elevation of one's total self by understanding and adopting the principles of Ju into your manner of being. Professor Okazaki referred to his style of Jujitsu as "Judo" because he believed it was a path to greater self-awareness and health.

Danzan Ryu Judo/Jujitsu training is systematic and comprehensive. It involves learning to roll and fall (Sutemi), to move and balance (Tai Sabaki), to escape from grabs and manipulate joints (Yawara), to throw & project (Nage), to submit an opponent (Shime), to counter and transition (Oku), to reverse damage and heal injuries (Seifukujitsu), as well as many other in-depth areas of focus.

Training is completed in phases or transmissions, within these transmissions are the following training goals:

Condition the Body via

o Flexibility
o Balance/Coordination
o Stamina

Focus the Mind via
o Patience
o Sensitivity
o Concentration

Awaken the Spirit via
o Intuition
o Creativity
o Compassion

The ultimate goal of your training in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu is to align your physical, mental, and emotional self. This alignment represents completion of your character and gives you access to your ultimate power, which is the full integration of your body, mind and spirit.

Danzan Ryu Jujitsu is practiced by men and women both young and old. It is a highly effective method of self-defense and a great way to stay healthy and in touch with all aspects of your being.