Techniques and Testing information

Danzan-Ryu Jujitsu is a well-balanced Japanese Jujutsu that encompasses all fighting ranges with a focus on self-defense and personal growth.  There are several lists of techniques covering all aspects of Jujitsu not seen in many styles today. These were originally written on wooden “boards” by Professor Henry Seishiro Okazaki, which they are commonly referenced as.  Upon graduation as a black belt, one would receive a Mokuroku (catalog listing the curriculum of the Danzan-ryu Jujitsu system).

It is good to have patience while you build your foundation in Jujitsu.  There are tests every six months to determine your progress and make improvements where needed.  The Testing Requirements are built progressively from the previous techniques to ensure a solid foundation and success at the next level.

A special thanks to Prof. George Arrington and his Danzan-ryu Jujitsu Homepage.  Not only the list of techniques below, but being able to accurately account for the history of Danzan-ryu Jujutsu so all may benefit.



Yawara – Softness (old name of Jujutsu). Hand arts.

Nage Te – Throwing techniques.  Similiar to Judo.

Shime Te – Choking or Constriction techniques.


Oku Te – Deep techniques (combinations)

Kiai No Maki – Scroll of the Kiai (Includes weapon defense – knife, short stick, gun).

Fusegi Jutsu – Self-Defense techniques.


Shinnin No Maki – Advanced techniques.
 Spirit Man Scroll.
Shinyo No Maki – “Yang” Spirit Scroll.


Kappo – Resuscitation Techniques for injuries.

Seifukujutsu – Adjustment & Restoration.