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About Danzan Ryu


Danzan Ryu Jujutsu is a powerful and effective system of self-defense.  Our primary goal at Honshin Kan Martial Arts is the personal development of our students: promoting fitness, health, confidence, focus, fortitude, peace of mind, and inner strength.


Danzan Ryu Jujitsu is a complete and complex martial art system of Japanese and Hawaiian influence founded in the early 20th century by Professor Henry Seishiro Okazaki. It incorporates a wide range of techniques from throwing and grappling to striking, joint locking and submission holds.


Jujutsu, or “the art of pliability”, takes its meaning from the practitioner defending himself from any number of attacks not by brute strength, but in yielding circular movements, utilizing balance and leverage. While a very physical martial art system is taught, the practitioner is also developing a mental calmness and clarity so that situations can be diffused without the need for violence.



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