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 Danzan Ryu Judo & Jujitsu system is taught world wide. Professor
Okazaki balanced his system with healing (kappo) and defensive (Sappo) arts drawn from Chinese and Japanese traditions.
The Congressional Record reports Professor Okazaki with having treated medical conditions of President Roosevelt, actress Shirley Temple, comedian George Burns,
Johnny Weissmuller(Tarzan) and other notables of his time. The Okazaki healing arts were so effective that President Roosevelt asked Professor Okazaki to become his personal therapist and
relocate to Washington DC.
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.
His system of healing and defensive arts is recognized internationally. His 1922 defeat of professional English boxer, Carl "Kayo" Morris, brought world wide recognition of the Danzan Ryu
The late Professor Lono Ancho and Sig Kufferath, both students of Professor Okazaki, carried this tradition forward. As a student of the late Professor
Lono Ancho and Kufferath, I've accepted the responsibility of preserving, practicing and teaching this ancient art form. I have introduced thousands of students in the last fifty years to the
Okazaki teachings. I would be honored to introduce you to this great art form.