PROGRAMS

DANZAN RYU JUJITSU

The ultimate goal of your training in Danzan Ryu is to align your physical, mental, and emotional self. This alignment represents completion of your character and gives you access to your ultimate power, which is the full integration of your body, mind and spirit.

Danzan Ryu is practiced by men and women both young and old. It is a highly effective method of self-defense and a great way to stay healthy and in touch with all aspects of your being.

Adult/Teen Jujitsu (Ages 13 and older)

When translated into English, Jujitsu means gentle, pliable or flexible art.  The gentleness of the art is expressed in the execution of the technique. Danzan Ryu Judo/Jujitsu training is systematic and comprehensive Japanese martial art developed in Hawaii. It involves learning to roll and fall (Sutemi), to move and balance (Tai Sabaki), to escape from grabs and manipulate joints (Yawara), to throw & project (Nage), to submit an opponent (Shime), to counter and transition (Oku), to reverse damage and heal injuries (Seifukujitsu), as well as many other in-depth areas of focus. Also includes a system for women’s self defence.

BAGUAZHANG

Baguazhang is one of the three main Chinese martial arts of the Wudang school, the other two being Taijiquan and Xing Yi Quan. It is more broadly grouped as an internal practice. Bāguà zhǎng literally means "eight trigram palm," referring to the trigrams of the I Ching, one of the canons of Taoism. Baguazhang utilize circle walking as an integral part of training. Practitioners walk around the edge of the circle in various low stances, facing the center, and periodically change direction as they execute forms. Baguazhang contains an extremely wide variety of techniques as well as weapons, including various strikes (with palm, fist, elbow, fingers, etc.), kicks, joint locks, throws, and distinctively evasive circular footwork. As such, Baguazhang is considered neither a purely striking nor a purely grappling martial art. Baguazhang practitioners are known for their ability to "flow" in and out of the way of objects.

Jujitsu Juniors (Ages 9-12)

Mighty Mites (Ages 5-8)

Danzan Ryu is a character development program where students are taught how to be a leader and role model in their classes.  Danzan Ryu is dedicated to the development of our children.  Our youth program lays the groundwork and instills the values necessary for your child to succeed as a teenager and adult.  Promoting the time honored principles of respect, discipline, perseverance, confidence, self-control and integrity our martial arts program is the template in which your child will gain the tools to handle life’s changes.

Lokahi Danzan Ryu, LLC  11820 S. Western Ave.  P.O. Box 439391 Chicago, IL 60643  (773)609-5988 email: lokahidzr@yahoo.com