Jujitsu is a Japanese style of martial art and includes techniques of joint locking, throwing and grappling. Danzan Ryu is a unique style of jujitsu that was cataloged and taught by Professor Henry Okazaki in the 1930s and ‘40s. Professor Okazaki was originally from Japan but lived most of his life in Hawaii. There are now many dojos that teach Danzan Ryu jujitsu throughout the United States and the world. We are privileged to be a part of the line of sensei who have been teaching this traditional style of jujitsu, and we are proud to be able to continue to practice and teach it to new students.
The benefits and lessons of jujitsu are comprehended not in a day or a week, but over time. Be prepared to exercise both mind and body while you study at Makoto Kai. The Danzan Ryu curriculum consists of techniques that are both beautiful and practical. Each technique is multi- faceted. There is a level of physical proficiency one can achieve in a relatively brief period of time but then gradually a deeper understanding of the technique is realized over a period of years.