Welcome Back Summer Slackers!

It's probably wrong of me to give people who actually come back to class after a LONG summer break a hard time... so I won't name any names...

Instead I'll just quickly say that I'm really glad to see you're back!

BTW... here's a nice read for you guys on Jiu-Jitsu. Enjoy!

Professor Barber Awarded Nidai-Soke

Prof. Steve Barber was promoted to Kudan and Director of the Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System on Dec. 15, 2010 by Prof. Bill Beach (deceased), Judan and Founder of the Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System.

Prof. Barber applied for membership to the United States Soke Council as Nidai-Soke (inheritor) of the Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System. After a thorough background check, it was deemed appropriate by the USSC to accept Prof. Barber as Nidai-Soke (inheritor) to the Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System and to confer upon him the rank of Judan and title of Soke as of February 26, 2015.

Representing the USSC, to the right of Prof. Barber is Soke Jim Long and to his left is Soke Rick Hallman.

Prof. Barber humbly accepted this great honor bestowed upon him by the USSC. Upon completion of the Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System time in rank requirement of 5 years between senior rankings, Prof. Barber as Judan and Soke with the USSC will issue the HJS final rank of Judan on the 5th anniversary of his Kudan promotion, December 15, 2015 (which happens to be Prof. Bill Beach’s birthday).

Learn Falls this Fall

Yeah... that's a corny title...

Classes are picking up pace and filling up fast. Congrats to those who were recently promoted: Two new yellows (Terry and Vanquez) and a 2nd brown (Bryan)... very proud of you all.

Also welcome to our new students and hope to see more of you in class this sutemi... i mean fall.

If you need access to the members section email me from the "Contact Us" page.



Ancient-Tradition School

okazaki Henry Seishiro Okazaki is the original founder of Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu, which he called 'Danzan Ryu.' The Chinese name for Hawaii is T'an Shan (or in Japanese, Dan Zan) which translates as 'sandalwood mountain.' Hence the term Danzan-Ryu means Hawaiian Style. Okazaki's school was called the Kodenkan, which literally means Ancient (Ko) Tradition (Den) School (Kan), therefore it can be translated as 'The School of the Ancient Tradition.' The Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System is focused on honoring its founders by proliferating the teachings of Jiu-Jitsu and self-defense to those who are capable mentally and physically of handling such a responsibility, and we strive to make our dojo truly worthy of the KODENKAN name.

Everything is situational.

~ Professor Barber