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How do you remember all those names? Medford Judo Academy has produced an Audio “Flash Cards” CD. This CD, which gives names and definitions for techniques, is an excellent study aid for students of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu.


Danzan Ryu Jujitsu’s teaching system is based on selections of techniques categorized in lists, or “Boards.”

Some lists in this system are restricted to black belts only. For lists of which techniques are required for each rank advancement, see our Members page.

Danzan Ryu Boards:

Yawara – soft techniques (basic holds and escapes)
Nage Te – basic throwing arts
Shime Te – constriction/grappling arts
Oku Te – deeper techniques (advanced combination arts)
Goshen Jitsu – self-defense arts (also known as women’s yawara or women’s self defense)
Ate Mi – striking techniques
Shinin – beginning black belt techniques
Shinyo – instructor level black belt techniques
Shingin – professor level black belt techniques
Kiai No Maki – spirit yell techniques
Kappo – recuscitation and restorative massage techniques
Kodokan – judo throws
Ukemi – falling exercises
Fujin Goshin No Maki – The Scroll of Women’s Self-Defense
Nage No Kata II
Shime No Kata II
Oku No Kata II