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.
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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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.
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”