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’s kids class performed a demonstration at the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, with Prof. George Arrington being the MC.
In the demonstration, the kids showed techniques from rolling, falling, escapes, throws, defenses from punches, joint locks, defenses from weapon attacks, and advanced techniques. Great job, everybody!
Samantha had her black belt test for the rank of shodan. During this hour-long test, she was required to do all techniques she’s been tested on up to this point, as well as an entirely new board of advanced black belt techniques. Subsequently, three attackers repeatedly went after her until told to stop and she had to defend herself.
Her test was graded by Profs. Tony Janovich, Janice Okamoto, Clive Guth, and George Arrington.