– traditional Japansese jujutsu – a system of throws, locks, and breaks
– focus is on controlling the attacker rather than participating in the fight
– self-protection that does not injure the attacker unless it becomes necessary
– develops practioners who, knowing how to fight, need not fight
Instructor – Professor Len Riley, 10th Dan
Prof. Riley seeks to pass on the combination of practical self-defense and moral development created by Prof. Henry Okazaki. He currently holds the rank of 10th Degree Black Belt (Judan) in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu under Prof. Mike Chubb (10th Dan, Founder of Shoshin-Ryu Yudanshakai).
Prof. Riley has over 50 years of martial arts experience, including 5 years as the head of West Coast Jujutsu a commercial school he operated in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. He was a 9-time National Champion and a 7-time Gold Medalist in Jujitsu Kata and Judo.
Prof. Riley started his martial arts training in at the age of 8, studying Shotokan Karate with his uncle who had lived and trained in Japan for 12 years. Prof. Riley also trained with Sensei Fumio Demura in Santa Ana, CA and taught at The Black Belt Karate Dojo, one of Chuck Norris’ studios run by his cousin, Brad Campbell.
Professor Riley started his Danzan Ryu Jujitsu training with Professor Chubb in the mid-70s at Golden West College while still on Active duty with the U.S. Navy. He began actively teaching Danzan Ryu at the Downey Family YMCA in 1979.
He is an active member of the Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai, and affiliated with the American Jujitsu Institute of Hawaii, The American Judo and Jujitsu Federation (AJJF) and Jujitsu America. He served as President of the Southern California chapter of The American Teachers Association of the Martial Arts Chapter for three terms and was elected as National President of the American Teachers Association of the Martial Arts (ATAMA) for an aditional three years.
In 2017, Prof. Riley moved to the Pacific Northwest and began actively teaching at NWMA.