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Professor Sig Kufferath 1911-1999

Professor H.S. Okazaki 1890-1951

Professor Lono Ancho Jr 1928-2003

An association of traditions and visions developed over 3,500 years

       From our simple beginnings to our present-day teachings, the basic principles of the late Judo Master, Professor H. Seishiro Okazaki, have been enthusiastically embraced by each and every one of our deeply committed students in their daily lives.  Professor Okazaki's Kodenkan Judo & Jujitsu system is taught world wide.  Professor Okazaki balanced his system with healing (kappo), defensive (Sappo) and Spiritual instruction drawn from ancient Chinese and Japanese traditions. 


       Professor Okazaki was also known as a pioneer for breaking with the norms of the day and teaching non-asian men and woman self defense and healings arts.  He was a skilled physical therapist and an inspired Jujitsu master.


Take a few minutes of your time and research Master Okazaki's contribution to the ancient Japanese healing, defense and spiritual arts.     


Kodenkan judo and jujitsu instruction is available to you in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   Group or private lessons. 







Become a student of Kodenkan

       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  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 on line for details.

Danzan Ryu Seifukujutsu: The Art of Healing  It is an overview of the 20th century Danzan Ryu Seifukujutsu curriculum assembled by H. Seishiro Okazaki.  Seifukujutsu is a form of Japanese theurapeutic bodywork that involves various techniques to promote relaxation, alleviate pain and improve overall mental and physical health.   I have committed one hundred and thirty-three thousand (133,000) words to five hundred and forty-five (545) pieces of paper with roughly five hundred (500) photographs/illustrations in order to share a glimpse of an ancient art form with you.  Open your mind.  The work is dedicated to the late Professor Ramon Ancho Jr.  Available at Amazon Books.


Danzan Ryu Yawara's Shintai explores body rotation and foot placement (shintai).



                                                                                                                  Professor Douglas Kiehl


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