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DZR JUJITSU TECHNIQUES

DANZAN RYU JUJITSU is an extremely effective, complete, self-defense art.
This dynamic system of Martial Art incorporates:
  • throwing
  • joint locking
  • immobilizing and pinning
  • grapping
  • choking and strangling
  • blocking
  • striking
  • kicking

DZR Jujitsu gives enough technique for defeating an unarmed aggressor as well as the person who uses a knife, stick or gun.  It is very effective against a larger and stronger opponent.  It is used in grand fighting as well as a standing position.

Practitioner of jujitsu uses knowledge of:
  • leverage, gravity and balance – as a principles to execute a throw
  • human anatomy - in sense of taking advantage of limitations in range of joint motion
  • vital points location - as a target in striking, kicking or pressing

SUTEMI - ART OF ROLLS AND FALLS

In the beginning students learn "Sutemi" – the art of roll and fall. Student starts to be more aware of their own body, balance and coordination. He/she overcomes the fear of falling, building self-confidence, and preparing the body and mind to practice advance techniques.

Constant practice of “Sutemi”, and focusing on the safety during the classes, makes Danzan Ryu Jujitsu system to be practice for a long time without injuries.
All DANZAN RYU JUJITSU techniques are divided into four sections: Shoden, Chuden, Okuden, Kuden.  Each section has own sets of techniques.

SHODEN - Beginning level
SHOKYU YAWARA – BEGINNING TECHNIQUES
NAGE TE - THROWING TECHNIQUES
SHIME TE - CONSTRICTION TECHNIQUES

CHUDEN -  Intermediate level
JOKYU YAWARA- ADVANCE TECHNIQUES
OKU TE - DEEPER TECHNIQUES
KIAI NO MAKI – SPIRIT SHOUT TECHNIQUES
TANTO NO MAKI – DEFEND AGAINST KNIFE
TANJU NO MAKI - DEFEND AGAINST GUN
DAITO NO MAKI - LARGE SWORD TECHNIQUES
BO NO MAKI - STICK TECHNIQUES
TETSU – SEN NO MAKI - IRON FAN TECHNIQUES

OKUDEN - Advanced level
KAPPO - RESUSCIATION ARTS
SHINNIN NO NAKI - SPIRIT MAN TECHNIQUES
SHINYO NO MAKI - SCROLL OF LIGHTNING POWER
SHINRAI NO MAKI – PUNISHMENT TECHNIQUES
SHINGEN NO MAKI - SPIRIT SCROLL

KUDEN – Most advanced (Mouth to Ear)

ADDITIONAL TEACHINGS
ATEMI – STRIKING TECHNIQUES
UKE TE – BLOCKING TECHNIQUES
KERI TE – KICKING TECHNIQUES

HAMBO – Half Stick Techniques

PHYLOSOPHY

The main goal of DANZAN RYU JUJITSU is to perfect of character through physical, mental, and moral training.

PHYSICAL TRAINING
The sequence of instruction begins with strenuous exercises to condition mind and body and to prepare students to learn safely. Each art must be mastered to the point that is correct execution becomes a mind-body reflex.

MENTAL TRAINING
All training (basic and advanced) lays emphasis on training the mind by applying the principles of judo derived from ancient philosophy. Volumes have been written to explain, these principles, their principles meaning can only be suggested here:
“By cultivating a relaxed, mirror – like state of mind without preconceived ideas or thoughts, and the student learns to react spontaneously and naturally without effort or purposelessly resistance, going ahead without hesitation to meet whatever life holds in store for him”.


MORAL TRAINING
Be example and precept, contest, demonstration, and examination, as well as in the routine of class instruction, and promotional ritual. A foundation is laid for the development of those characters traits that Professor Okazaki set forth in his “Code for a Judo Rank Holder”. Courtesy, humility, faithfulness, loyalty, bravery, and responsibility.


“I've trained in martial arts for a long time, and I practiced different styles with different masters.  I consider Jujitsu to be the most comprehensive and effective martial art and self-defense system. In particularly Danzan Ryu Jujitsu systemized my knowledge. 
My Sensei would always say: “Train your students to become teachers, not just to earn a black belt. Transmitting knowledge to others doubles the skills of the teacher”.  

~~~Sensei Marek Kozlowski

ESOTERIC PRINCIPLE

ESOTERIC PRINCIPLE OF PROFFESOR OKAZAKI TRANSLATED FROM ORIGINAL MOKUROKU (TEACHER`S SCROLL)

Since the fundamental principle acquired through the practice of Jujitsu has been elevated to a finer moral concept called Judo, "The Way of Gentleness," it may well be said that the primary objective of practicing Judo is perfection of character. And to perfect one's character one must be grateful for the abundant blessings of Heaven, Earth, and Nature, as well as for the great love of parents; one must realize his enormous debt to teachers and be ever mindful of his obligations to the general public.

As a member of a family, one's first duty is to be filial to parents, to be helpful and harmonious with one's wife or husband, and to be affectionate to brothers and sisters, so that the family may be a sound, successful, and harmonious unit of the community.

As a member of a family, one's first duty is to be filial to parents, to be helpful and harmonious with one's wife or husband, and to be affectionate to brothers and sisters, so THAT THE FAMILY MAY BE SOUND, SUCCESSFUL, AND HARMONIOUS UNIT OT THE COMMUNITY.

Anyone who practices Judo should neither be afraid of the strong nor despise the weak; nor should he act contrary to the strength of his enemy because of the art he has acquired. For example, when a boat is set afloat on water, one man's strength is sufficient to move the boat back and forth. This is only possible because the boat floats; for if, on the other hand, the boat is placed on dry land, the same man's strength is scarcely sufficient to move it. It is necessary, therefore, that the weak should learn this fact with regard to the strong

The forms and techniques should be remembered as the basic art of Judo. One should never use these arts against anyone without sufficient justification. Therefore, refrain from arrogance and do not despise a small enemy or a weak opponent. Every student of Judo should realize that honesty is the foundation of all virtues. Kindness is the secret of business prosperity. Amiability is the essence of success. Working pleasantly is the mother of health. Strenuous effort and diligence conquer adverse circumstances. Simplicity, fortitude, and manliness are the keys to joy and gladness; and service to humanity is the fountain of MUTUAL EXISTENCE AND COMMON PROSPERITY.

As aptly expressed in the poem "The boughs that bear most hang lowest," one should never forget the virtue of modesty as one attains proficiency in the art of Judo. Do not disdain or regard lightly either literary or military art; each is important and deserves equal cultivation and respect. Within constant motion and change there is tranquility; and within tranquility, THERE IS MOTION AND CHANGE.

Remember always parental love and one's enormous indebtedness to teachers. Be grateful for the protection of Heaven and Earth. Be a good leader to younger men. To lead younger men well, will in the long run, mean to attain proficiency in the skill of Judo

Like a drawing in India ink of the whispering of wind in the pines, the secrets of Judo can only be suggested. Only through personal experience can one comprehend the mystic ecstasy of such secrets. It is said of Jujitsu that it would require ten years of practice to win victory over one's self and twenty years to win victory over others.
Whatever the trials or dangers, even "Hell under the upraised sword," remain calm and remember the doctrine imparted to you by your teacher.
A noted verse reads: “For the lotus flower to fall is to rise to the surface.”
Only by cultivating a receptive state of mind, without preconceived ideas or thoughts, can one master the secret art of reacting spontaneously and naturally without hesitation and without purposeless resistance.
These are the secrets of Kodenkan into which I have had the honor to initiate you.


Henry Seishiro Okazaki
Master (Danzan Ryu)
Director of the Kodenkan (Dojo)
~~~~~an exerpt from Sensei F.Gutierrez Student Handbook