The Kiai Echo 2016 Issue 2 is now available!

The Kiai Echo 2016 Issue 2 is now available!

The Kiai Echo 2016 Issue 2 is now available (only to AJJF members).   If you are an active AJJF member, you should have received an email with a different link that allowed you right through to this issue. If you are an active member and didn’t get that email,...
Kiai Echo 2016 Issue 2

Kiai Echo 2016 Issue 2

Kiai Echo 2016 Issue 2 Editor’s Corner Remembering Jose Bueno Shinzen Kai 2+1 Tournament Remembering Betty Jane Maillette The Climb Muscle has Memory Don’t You Dare Tell Me to Take it Easy Why Do We Do Tournaments? Contest Results Blackbelt Promotions AJJF...

Black Belt Promotions

Black Belt Promotions To the rank of Shodan: Mauricio Arbulu, a student of Professor Kevin Colton at Santa Clarita Valley Jujitsu Tara Campese, a student of Professor Kevin Colton at Santa Clarita Valley Jujitsu Xander Dearborn, a student of Professor Kevin Colton at...

Why do we do tournaments?

Why do we do tournaments? Scott Redden, 2016 AJJF Convention Freestyle Tournament 1st place winner Nidan and Above           I wonder if new students understand why we do Kata and Freestyle tournaments. I also wonder if some of the senior...

Remembering Betty Jane Maillette

Remembering Betty Jane Maillette 1924 – 2016 Fort Bragg, California (Reprinted with permission from Contra Costa Times) We mourn the recent passing of Betty (BJ) Maillette, age 92. Betty dedicated much of her life to teaching Jujitsu and self-protection to women. She...