300-hour Massage Practitioner Training Program (Module II)


The American Judo & Jujitsu Federation is pleased to announce the National Massage Certification Program in the Art and Science of the Okazaki Restorative Massage - Module II. A Second 150-hour course offered leading to certification as a Massage Practitioner.

Mission and Objectives

The Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute was established for the benefit of those who have a desire to become competent in the practice of the Oriental/Hawaiian healing art form. This Institute is open to all qualified persons, regardless of their martial arts involvement. Like our practice of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, proficiency in the Okazaki Massage requires focus, intent, balance, strength, sensitivity, and above all, health. The pervasive attitude underlying our training and practice is KOKUA, a Hawaiian term meaning "to give without thought of reward."

Courses Description and Format

Participants in our course will review and go over the fine ponts of the "Okazaki Restorative Massage" learned in Module I. Several changes have been made so this is a great chance to update your knowledge and information. Further, we will delve into lots of SEIFUKUJITSU techniques and kappo as outlined in the Curriculum section.

The course of study consists of 150 hours of instruction in eight monthly weekends beginning on Saturday 9 am and ending Sun 5:00 pm. Make-up sessions and homework assignments are arranged on an individual basis for students who miss a weekend.


The curriculum is divided into the following classroom instructional sections:

Technique (68 hours) Intense hands-on review and training in the technique and practice of Okazaki Restorative Massage (ORM) including historical views and methods from archival notes and film.

Kappos (10 hours) Selected Kappos will be covered.

Inner Climate Development (20 hours) Exercises in DanZan Ryu internal training, Qi Gong, and other inner climate development systems will be covered.

Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology (25 hours) Review of basic anatomical structures and physiological functions of the human body. More in-depth study of structure-function relationships of muscular, skeletal, nervous, lymphatic, and other systems as they relate to ORM. Introduction to principles of kinesiology.

Oriental Theory (25 hours) Review and go more in-depth on the anatomy and physiology of Chinese medicine including Qi (Chi), blood, Jing, the Channels, Points, Zang/Fu, et cetera. Selected Seifukujitsu techniques and the basics of Lomi Lomi massage will also be covered in this section.

Medical/Ethical Standards (2 hours) Covers legal regulations and provides guidelines for the ethical practice of massage therapy. Also introduces the fundamentals of establishing, promoting, marketing, and advertising a successful massage business.

Admission Standards

Admission requirements to the Okazaki Restorative Massage Program include:

  1. Graduation from Module I course.
  2. Current AJJF membership (or concurrent application)
  3. Current and valid Massage Practitioner Certificate (see below).
  4. Recommendation of a sponsoring Sensei

Applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. The class will be limited to 20 students.

Graduation Requirements

As with the first Module, students must complete the 150 hour course and pass a comprehensive final exam which is administered during the final weekend session. This exam includes written, oral, and practical sections. Any section can be retaken if failed.


Upon satisfactory completion of the course the graduate will receive a certificate with the title of Massage Practitioner in the Okazaki Restorative Massage. Certificates are valid for a period of three years. Certificates may be renewed by presenting proof of 24 hours of continuing education in massage.

Authorization and Standards

This certification program has been authorized in conformity with the rules and regulations of the AJJF, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. Educational standards of this program meet or exceed programs offered in other California massage schools.

The DZRSI of Southern California is a participating member of the DanZan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute and conforms with national standards set thereby. In conformity with these standards, graduates of this program qualify to participate in Module II and Module III Seifukujitsu courses leading to a 300-hour Massage Practitioner certification and a 500-hour Massage Therapist certificate, respectively.

The American Judo and Jujitsu Federation Program operates DanZanRyu Seifukujitsu Institute, a school giving instruction in the art and science of the Japanese Restorative Massage. The American Judo & Jujitsu Federation is a California non-profit educational public benefit organization, incorporated in 1958. Massage education at this Institute is exempt from regulation by the State of California under section 94739(b)(3) of the California Education Code.

For more information, please contact Professor Hudson at 480-686-6118 or RHudson602@aol.com Professor Hudson's chop