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As with many classical martial art systems, Danzan Ryu has at its core a multi-faceted curriculum. There are three main aspects within the Danzan Ryu style: the Jujitsu techniques themselves, the healing arts (Seifukujitsu) and finally, Kiai Jitsu. I use that Japanese term and also offer its Chinese equivalent, Chi Gong. The classical claim of training body, mind, and spirit is addressed via these three areas. In order for there to be any kind of serious satori (self-realization) all three areas must be cultivated via shugyo (austere training). None of these areas should be neglected and Professor Okazaki, the founder of Danzan Ryu, clearly knew this. He painstakingly developed a comprehensive system to make it possible for such deeper perception to be had by all who committed to the training and goals.

Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Professor Henry S. Okazaki, the founder of Danzan Ryu (which translates into "Hawaiian Island Style") studied and mastered many classic JuJitsu systems in both Hawaii and Japan. Okazaki also studied Hawaiian Lua, the martial art of the islands and its counterpart, Lomi Lomi… more →


Though the term "Seifukujitsu" is largely unknown in this country, it is immediately recognized in Japan and Hawaii. This healing method is over 1200 years old and its practitioners in Japan are referred to as “doctor”. It can be translated as “Restoration Therapy” due to… more →

Kiai Jitsu (Chi Gong)

To understand the concept and practices of Kiai Jitsu (Chi Gong in Chinese) it is necessary to begin with the most important aspect of it’s practice and that is Chi. Without knowing something of what Chi is and what it does etc., Chi Gong would be nothing more then simplistic movements with no reason or… more →

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