Red Dragon Jujitsu Club

Sensei Johnny Matijevich has been teaching Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu since 1996. Red Dragon Jujitsu Club was started in September 1998 when a business colleague asked Johnny to teach him Jujitsu. The dojo's humble beginnings commenced with weekly workouts in a garage. Soon the initial group of one instructor and four students came in contact with the Family Tae Kwon Do Center Center in Littleton, Colorado. Jujitsu training classes were conducted at replica watches sale FTKDC for 7 and 1/2 years. In that time Red Dragon Jujitsu Club has promoted it's first eight Shodans (first degree black belts), several of whom hold various black belt ranks in Tae Kwon Do. The Club moved to its new home with the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District June 1, 2006. New students are always welcome and are encouraged to stop by, meet us and observe a class. Please contact us if you have any questions, and visit our FAQ page. We hope to see you in a class sometime soon!

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The AJJF promotes the DanZan Ryu system of Jujitsu, an effective system of self-defense that incorporates physical and mental training within a philosophy of ethical and moral development. As a member of the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation, you become part of a national organization that provides the many benefits described below.

Master Henry Seishiro Okazaki and Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Professor Henry S. Okazaki, Jujitsu Master, founder of the Kodenkan Jujitsu system, was born in Japan on January 28, 1890. He studied Sensei Okazaki and mastered the Yoshin, Igawa, Kosogabe, Shibukawa Ryu Yoshin Ryu, Namba-Shoshin Ryu, as well as Kodokan Judo. In addition he studied Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung-Fu, Hawaiian Lua, and Filipino Knife Play, as well as American Boxing and Wrestling.

In 1924, he toured Japan, making an exhaustive study of many systems and visited more than 50 dojos acquiring nearly 700 kinds of techniques or forms. He also made an exhaustive study of Kappo and Seifukujitus, recognizing that replica watches uk the virtue of jujitsu lay in the possibility of reversing the effects of deadly or disabling arts by restoration and treatment.

Through time he evolved a system of self-defense jujitsu designed for men, women, and children and included defenses against knife, sword, club, gun, bayonet, and empty hand.

In this system, which he called Kodenkan (School of the Ancient Tradition), he stressed the ancient principles of philosophical and moral training while retaining the best of the arts of self-defense and restoration combining these with his system of physical culture and mental cultivation. He thus achieved a true synthesis of ancient and modern elements forming a complete system of judo and jujitsu.

In 1930 Professor Okazaki opened the Nikko Sanatorium of Restoration Massage in Honolulu, where he earned international fame because of his great skill as a physical therapist. That same year he opened his school the Kodenkan in Honolulu, Hawaii. Later he formed the Hawaiian Jujitsu Guild which later became known as the American Jujitsu Institute of Hawaii.

His life from that time forward was devoted to instructing worthy Americans without regard to national origin in the sciences of judo and jujitsu and to the developing of disciples who would introduce his system throughout the United States of America.

At the time of his death in July, 1951, thousands of students had studied in his school, and his system, the Kodenkan, remains today the most widely taught and widely imitated system of self-defense jujitsu in the United States.

Yawara (basic hand arts)

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The course Yawara is for the beginner, the person who has not yet had the opportunity to learn leverage and balance, or the person who fundamentally needs the principles of Judo. Yawara will not only teach the basis of Judo, but will enable the individual to obtain a better perspective on the psychological teachings of Judo as well.

Nage No Te (throwing techniques)

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Judo literally means the "gentle way," the "way" being the concept of life itself. Anyone who practices Judo should have no fear of facing stronger opponents, nor should he scorn weaker ones. With the skill which you develop, you should not oppose the strength of your opponent, but rather yield to his movements.

Shime No Te (constriction techniques)

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The objective of Shime Waza is to effect a comatose state upon one’s opponent. Technically it is to apply pressure to an opponent’s neck in order to impede and/or prevent the flow of blood to the brain, or to squeeze the throat or chest to subdue normal breathing. It is to be stressed that the Shime No Kata should only be applied with proper care and with an understanding of the basic physiological principles, dangers, and precautions.

Oku No Te (the combination arts)


Oku means "deep" or "advanced", and the Oku No Kata is taught only to Brown Belts. These techniques are the more intricate Judo arts which are composed of techniques based on balance, leverage, momentum, and combinations of these in many and varied degrees.

Seifukujitus (restorative massage)

Professor Okazaki was the foremost exponent of restorative massage therapy in America. He founded the Nikko Restoration Sanatarium for patient therapy in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1929. His method of massage incorporated Seifukujitus (Japanese restorative massage), Swedish massage, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. The name "restoration" is the nearest interpretation of the Japanese term "Seifukujitsu" and practitioners of this art in Japan were entitled to the same stature as a doctor. It is a combination of massage, chiropractics, osteopathy, herbal medicine, reducing and care of bone fractures, dislocations, sprains, and various other disorders.