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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.


My most recent publication is "ESOTERIC JUJITSU" (327 pages) available at  If I may be any help, please contact me at


                                                                                                                  Professor Douglas Kiehl


There have been many different Hawaiian Islands.  The year 1734 was coral skeleton white sand and swaying Loulu palm trees.  The year 1834 carried an innocence of the Kanaka Maoli people.  The year 1934 Honolulu was much as novelist James Michener's epic work "Hawaii" described.  It remained a magic and exotic paradise.  On the old Chester Doyle Estate, South Hotel Street, Honolulu, was the Nikko Restoration Sanitarium and the Danzan Ryu Dojo.  The business was owned and operated by a middle aged man named Seishiro Okazaki.  He was known as a skilled physical therapist and a inspired JuJitsu Master.  Danzan was a Chinese euphemism that referred to the island's fragrant mountain cedar trees.  Okazaki, a Japanese immigrant, taught several hundred healing, defensive and spiritual techniques from the ancient Japanese Ryu to a mix of adult and junior students.  Little did his students know that his Transmissions conveyed more than self defense and healing.  For an inquisitive few, the Transmissions were lessons in how to enter and exit the void that surrounded them.  The same void where Democritus, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Newton, Einstein, Maxwell and Planck's scientific theories of quantum physics play out.  Okazaki knew the void as the Kiai and the Aiki.  It was the Subjective Realm.  Okazaki used the void for healing, self defense and spiritual alignment.  Newton, Einstein, Maxwell, Faraday and Planck worked at explaining the void.  There was a revelation for Master Okazaki.  His students weren't who he thought they were.  Through an opening at the base of a wooden fence, neighborhood teenage boys, Charlie and Lono witnessed uncommon events and clues to the Master's secret.








Esoteric JuJitsu is a guide into the

Kiai and Aiki of the Subjective Realm. 


While taught in the early Ju Jitsu schools,

Kodenkan is known for maintaining the practice of Transmissions and broad application of the concept. 

Through a Sensei-Student dialogue, lessons

and revelations of the ancient Japanese

Ryu are revealed.  All healing, self-

defense and spiritual techniques are

rooted and manifest in the Kiai and Aiki of the

Subjective Realm.   


Tori's intention and conviction, upon entering the Kiai/Aiki, must be honored by the greater Shen (Divine) to be effective.


Not understanding Professor Okazaki's esoteric teaching leaves the student with an art form that is solely physical and primitive at best.


IN STOCK:  Available at books: 327 pages.


"The Kiai is not something you do. The Kiai is the space that you enter".


                                                Prof. Kiehl      

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