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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


Sensei Marc Mandarich passed away on December 13


 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

Learn more about Locations of Schools

Learn more about Classes Offered in Santa Clara, including times and costs


 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

Class Promotions photo, May 10th, 2018.
Class Promotions photo, May 10th, 2018.

Prof. Tony Janovich promoted Sensei Chris Love to godan, 5th degree black belt, and also Sensei Karl Mueller to godan, 5th degree black belt. Congratulations!

An instructor under Prof. Janovich, Sensei Chris Love was visiting from his school in Brighton, Colorado. His affiliated school can be found on the web here: http://www.coloradokodenkan.com/

Profs. Tony Janovich and Clive Guth with Senseis Karl Mueller and Chris Love, on their promotions to 5th dan
Profs. Tony Janovich and Clive Guth with Senseis Karl Mueller and Chris Love, on their promotions to 5th dan

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez Jr., Prof. Clive Guth, and Prof. George Arrington
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez Jr., Prof. Clive Guth, and Prof. George Arrington

We performed a demonstration at the 2018 Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival in Memorial Park. Thanks to Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr., who teaches the kids class, for getting everybody ready, Professor Clive Guth for helping train them, and Professor George Arrington for MC’ing. Great job, everybody!

The Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival is Cupertino’s celebration of Japan’s sakura matsuri and Japanese culture held in late April. See https://www.cupertinocherryblossomfestival.org/ for more information.

Thanks everybody who came to watch us!

Kids demonstrate breakfalls - throwing themselves while falling safely
Kids demonstrate breakfalls – throwing themselves while falling safely
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. readied the team and coordinates the demonstration
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. readied the team and coordinates the demonstration
Prof. George Arrington MC's the demonstration, explaining the philosophy and techniques being shown
Prof. George Arrington MC’s the demonstration, explaining the philosophy and techniques being shown
Escaping from a headlock grab
Escaping from a headlock grab

Countering a throw in mid-air
Countering a throw in mid-air

AJJF 2018 Convention Professors and Instructors
AJJF 2018 Convention Professors and Instructors

The Kodenkan Jujitsu School attended the 2018 AJJF National Convention in Sacramento, CA. Profs. Tony Janovich, Clive Guth, and Tom Westfall taught classes on Yawara, Defensive Tactics, and Kiai Jutsu, as well as sharing stories about Prof. Sig Kufferath.

Thanks for having us! It was great to connect with everybody once again!

Yawara: The Most Important Board Class
Yawara: The Most Important Board Class
Defensive Tactics For Today's World Class
Defensive Tactics For Today’s World Class
Kiai Jutsu: Developing Your Power Class
Profs. Clive Guth, Tony Janovich, and Tom Westfall

Prof. Tony Janovich leading kiai developmental exercises in the kiai jutsu class

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