I began my Kodenkan, Danzan Ryu studies in 1969 at East Stroudsburg University. As an under-graduate student and Student Senator, I assisted Dr.
William Gessner, Judo Club Director, in developing the school club and its financial support. The late Professor William Gessner and Soke William Snyder introduced me to Kodokan Judo.
Professor Ron Jennings introduced me to Kodenkan, Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. In 1976, I was invited to become a student of the late Professor Ramon (Lono) Ancho. At the time, Professor Ancho was the
West Point Academy Judo coach and Assistant Commandant of the New York Military Academy. I remained a principal student and friend until his passing in 2003. During those 30 years,
Professor Ancho and I developed a long standing personal and student-teacher relationship with the late Professor Sig Kufferath and Professor Tony Janovich. We co-founded the Kodenkan Danzan
Ryu Jujitsu Association (KDRJA).
I have authored numerous texts on the art which are available on Amazon.com. I am also recorded in the Martial Art Hall of Fame for my work in preserving
this art form. I received Okugi Certifcation 2003. I was advanced by the national organization to the rank of Shichidan (7th degree black belt) in 1998 and awarded the title of
Professor. I encourage you to become a Kodenkan student. It's a gift. Find KDRJA.org on line for details.
Samurai Kappo is available at Amazon.com/books. Samurai Seifukujutsu:the Art of Healing will be available this
summer. If I may be any help, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Douglas Kiehl