2015 September Promotions

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

2015 Camp Danzan-Ryu

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

2015 Cherry Blossom Demo Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.
2015 Cherry Blossom Demo Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.

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