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Kodokan Judo

Judo is a derivative of Jujitsu (Japanese systems of philosophy, combat and self-defense) developed by Dr. Jigoro Kano in the late 1800's. Its popularity quickly spread around the world--in 1904 Yoshiaki Yamashitas traveled to the US and taught Judo in the White House to President Theodore Roosevelt and at West Point to cadets. Today Judo is one of the most widely practiced sports in the world.

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Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

In Japanese Ju means "to give way", Jitsu, an "art" or "practice", so that Jujitsu means an art or practice of giving way in order to ultimately gain the victory. Jujitsu is the parent of many martial art disciplines, including Judo, Aikido, Ninjitsu and many systems of Karate (i.e. Wado Ryu Karate).

Jujitsu was refined during the feudal period in Japanese history by the Samurai (warrior class) as a method of engaging the enemy in combat when caught unarmed. Official documents of the 16th century record over 200 different ryu (styles) of Jujitsu.

Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, founded by Professor Okazaki, includes all of the elements of what is now known as Karate, Aikido, Judo, and Ninjitsu.

One of the unique aspects of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu is Professor Okazaki's modification of classical Seifukujitsu, the Japanese Art of Restorative Massage. Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu combines classic Japanese Massage, Hawaiian Lomilomi, as well as some techniques of Swedish massage. Seifukujitsu is very important in learning the higher arts of Jujitsu. Professor Okazaki was the Physical Therapist for President Roosevelt when he stayed in Hawaii. The Okazaki family still operates Nikko Massage in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The traditional teachings of Jujitsu from Professor Okazaki's Kodenkan of Honolulu are found at the Las Vegas School of Judo and Jujitsu.

Professor Okazaki

Founder of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

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