Sensei Marc Mandarich

 Sensei Marc Mandarich, 5th Dan


Marc Mandarich began his study of Jujitsu under Profs. Sig Kufferath and Tony Janovich in 1973, under the prompting of his cousin (then Sensei) Janovich. He studied 2 years then left the dojo. Then in early 1981 started back at the Kodenkan Jujitsu School in Santa Clara under the professors again.Marc trained hard for many years and currently holds a 5th degree black belt and is an associate instructor of the dojo under Kufferath and Janovich. Marc has also studied Aikido, Judo, Karate and Kajukenbo.Marc now teaches classes in Salinas, Ca.

Marc doing Tombo Gaeshi as seen in Black Belt Magazine

Sensei Marc Mandarich poses with his instructors Prof. Sig Kufferath and Prof. Tony Janovich

Sensei Marc Mandarich passed away from pulmonary complications on December 13, 2017 in North Carolina where he had been living for quite a few years. Marc was a great student and a fine instructor. He will be missed. Rest in peace Marc.