Danzan ryu Jujitsu (Jiu-Jitsu) is a Japanese Jujutsu founded by H.S. Okazaki. Our main focus is self defense.
Our curriculum covers a balanced approach of standing joint locks (Yawara), throws (Nage), chokes (Shime), weapon defense (Kiai no Maki), and healing (Seifukujutsu). We incorporate traditional values and respect in the dojo (training hall) that extend to everyday life.
Self defense, perfection of technique and self development is our primary focus. Flow drills are used to help develop smooth transitions and confidence in applying techniques. Newaza (ground fighting) and tachiwaza (free form sparring with throws) come only when you are ready. This is to further build confidence in your application of techniques. Our goal is to finish a technique quickly and get away from the situation.
Self improvement in martial arts is the development of your total self that comes from your Jujitsu training. At first, you are focused on perfecting your technique. This attention to detail becomes a habit and transfers to all areas of your life. I.e. The way you keep a clean and unwrinkled Gi (uniform) takes hold in your personal grooming. The respect and care you show your training partners for their safety becomes the respect you show others everyday. The confidence as your ability means you have no interest in proving yourself outside the dojo, since you already know the answer. Self improvement is ongoing and is the cultivation of the total self over time.