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SUMMER 2015 PROMOTIONS

Cody Curtis - Jr Blue

SPRING 2015 PROMOTIONS

       

Jane Johnson - 3rd Orange               Tyler Penkert - 3rd Orange             Armand Gilbert - Shodan (1st Black)

                                      

Dakota Reyburn - 1st Orange            Ellie Lewis - 1st Orange                 Hailey Coffee - 2nd Blue                Robert Kendall - 3rd Brown (Sankyu)    Mitch Stephens - 2nd Brown (Nikyu)

                       

Caleb Howell - 1st Brown (Ikyu)        Joey Calhoun - 1st Blue                Michael O'Brien - 1st Blue             Carmelo Rodriguez - 3rd Yellow


SPECIAL PROMOTIONS & AWARDS
FROM THE AMERICAN JUDO & JUJITSU FEDERATION


        We are proud of Troy Shehorn who was promoted to the rank of Professor at the AJJF convention this year.  Well done!  
He was also given the PROFESSOR RAY LAW AWARD...outstanding contribution to the youth of the AJJF.  This is a huge honor & we are very proud of Professor Troy and appreciate all his work with the young people.  Thank you.  



  



 OHANA WEEKEND JUNE 2014 PROMOTIONS

           
Sue Heist - Nidan (2nd Black)     Brandon Johnson - Sandan (3rd Black)                    Nancy Soares - Sandan (3rd Black)                        Robbin Miller - Yodan (4th Black)


Robert McKean - Hachidan (8th Black)












This last weekend was outstanding!   1 1/2 hour workout on Saturday followed by a great BBQ and social gathering.  Sunday was another 2 1/2 hour workout with 20 of us on the mat.
 
A big thanks to Prof. Shehorn for helping to teach on Saturday and to Sensei Ellis for helping to teach on Sunday.
 
A special thanks to Sensei Nicholas, and his crew, for brining the steaks to the BBQ. 
 
The attached group photo is from the Sunday class.  Notice that 16 of the 20 participants are also KITW alumni.
 
This past weekend is what DZR is about - training hard and strengthening the bond with your 'Ohana.
 
Take care and stay safe.




A TIME TO CELEBRATE

DANZAN RYU BLACK BELT WEEKEND
June 1-2, 2013
Livermore, CA

Professor Larry Nolte – Promoted to Hachidan (8th Degree Black)

This year’s gathering was to honor our Professor, Lary Nolte and to see him promoted to Hachidan (8th Degree Black Belt).  

Few have obtained such a high rank so this is a true honor and accomplishment.  

Professor Nolte was also inducted into the Danzan Ryu Jujitsu Hall of Fame!

        

                       






Audio Flash Cards

How do you remember all those technique names? Medford Judo Academy has produced an Audio "Flash Cards" CD. This CD, which gives names and definitions for techniques, is an excellent study aid for students of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. 

Photos from previous AJJF Conventions
Want to learn more about DZR?

Follow these links for more information on Danzan Ryu jujitsu (these links will open in a new window):

  • American Judo & Jujitsu Federation, the largest Danzan Ryu organization
  • Danzan.com, George Arrington's site with extensive Danza Ryu information
  • Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai
  • American Jujitsu Institute
  • Kilohana Martial Arts Association
  • Pacific Jujitsu Alliance