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Kodenkan Jujitsu Dojo Class Photo 2009

Based in Santa Clara, California, the Kodenkan Jujitsu School has taught self-defense for over 40 years in the greater San Jose area. The Kodenkan was founded by Prof. Sig Kufferath and Prof. Tony Janovich to pass on Danzan-Ryu jujitsu to those seeking a proven and practical street martial art.

Learn more about Danzan-Ryu Jujitsu


 Classes

Prof. Tony Janovich teaches kiaijutsu in 2013
Prof. Tony Janovich teaches kiaijutsu in 2013

Classes are offered through the Santa Clara Recreation Center for both children and adults. Aspects of training include:

  • Self-discipline, awareness, and confidence
  • Detailed knowledge and instruction in techniques such as vital point striking, throwing, grappling, and joint locks

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 Instructors

Instructors of the Kodenkan, 2013, including Prof. Clive Guth
Instructors of the Kodenkan, 2013

Learn more about the Instructors of the Kodenkan School

 


A video of Prof. Sig Kufferath:

See all our videos at our Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIv4t2lN8i5AYNFmKtYPs8Q


 

 Latest News

Congrats to Samika Shenoy on getting her shodan (black belt), and Sensei Dan van Hook on getting promoted to sandan (third degree black belt)!

The Kodenkan Adult class on September 1st, 2015. Samik Shenoy promoted to shodan, and Dan van Hook promoted to Sandan
The Kodenkan Adult class on September 1st, 2015. Samik Shenoy promoted to shodan, and Sensei Dan van Hook promoted to Sandan

Promotees Samika Shenoy and Sensei Dan van Hook with Prof. Tony Janovich
Promotees Samika Shenoy and Sensei Dan van Hook with Prof. Tony Janovich

Profs. Tony Janovich and George Arrington from the Kodenkan Jujitsu School taught classes at the 2015 Camp Danzan-Ryu, held annually at Mt. Cross in Bel Lomond, CA. This martial arts camp, set in a mountain camp, features both DZR jujitsu and other martial arts. Some photos from the event are below.

Camp DZR is held at Mt Cross in Ben Lomond, CA
Camp DZR is held at Mt. Cross in Ben Lomond, CA
Kids, teens, and adults all have classes at camp DZR
Kids, teens, and adults all have classes at camp DZR

Prof. Janovich instructs in tanju (gun defense) at the 2015 Camp DZR
Prof. Janovich instructs in tanju (gun defense) at the 2015 Camp DZR

2015 Cherry Blossom Demo Team
2015 Cherry Blossom Demo Team

The Kodenkan Jujitsu School performed a demonstration on Sunday, April 27th, 2015 at the Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival in Memorial Park. At the festival, Japanese culture, language, crafts, and culture are celebrated, including martial arts and performance arts.

During the event, Kodenkan students and instructors demonstrated escapes, falls, throws, joint locks, vital point strikes, and other advanced techniques.

Mats are set up in the demo space for the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival
Mats are set up in the demo space for the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival
Students demonstrate throws
Students demonstrate throws
Defense from a grab into a tomoe nage throw
Defense from a grab into a tomoe nage throw

Throw after a strangle combination technique
Throw after a strangle combination technique

In April 2015, the Kodenkan Jujitsu School promoted:

Sensei Cliff Reis, promoted to Yodan
Sensei Cliff Reis, promoted to Yodan
Sensei Karl Mueller promoted to Yodan
Sensei Karl Mueller promoted to Yodan
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. promoted to Sandan
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. promoted to Sandan

 

Profs. Tom Westfall, Clive Guth, Tony Janovich, and George Arrington attend the 2015 AJJF Convention
Profs. Tom Westfall, Clive Guth, Tony Janovich, and George Arrington attend the 2015 AJJF Convention

Like many DZR dojos, the Kodenkan Dojo attended the 2015 American Judo and Jujitsu Foundation Convention in San Ramon, CA, on March 13-15th. Excellent classes were offered for 3 days, and hundreds of attendees partook in the courses.

At the event, Professor Tony Janovich taught 3 classes: “Jujitsu History and Q&A – Focus on Prof. Sig Kufferath”, “Street Self Defense”, and an instructor’s choice class which focused on effective control techniques using small joint locks.

Professor George Arrington taught two classes: “Okazaki Seishiro – A History in Pictures” and “Morality Lessons from the Esoteric Principles”

Jujitsu History with Prof. Tony Janovich
Jujitsu History with Prof. Tony Janovich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Self Defense with Prof. Tony Janovich
Street Jujitsu with Prof. Tony Janovich and Sensei Kimo Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Jujitsu Class
Street Jujitsu Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Okazaki Seishiro - A Story in Pictures" Lecture with Prof. George Arrington
“Okazaki Seishiro – A Story in Pictures” Lecture with Prof. George Arrington

Sunday Class with Prof. Tony Janovich
Sunday Class with Prof. Tony Janovich