In an effort recognize the accomplishments and efforts of our students, instructors, and other contributors, we have established The Four Founders Awards in honor of the four founders of the AJJF.
Before making a nomination please read the complete criteria for the proposed award to make sure the nominee and nominator are eligible. As a nominator, please include all available and pertinent contact information requested, so we may contact you if we have questions. If you have questions please call Dianna McKinzie at (916) 663-4294, or send email to <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=MFk9URhpE08AMD8VHXg-2BMGM4Sg-3D-3D_136>. Information on the selection process can also be found on the AJJF website.
Awarded to the person showing a commitment to excellence, sportsmanship and representing the best qualities and ideals of the AJJF, such as Ohana and Kokua.
Awarded to the person committed to the betterment and perpetuation of the AJJF and Danzan Ryu.
Awarded to the person creating, supporting and/or commitment to the youth programs of the AJJF.
Awarded to the person dedicated to building the foundation of our Federation; that is, the students, from Kyu to Dan ranks; teaching the Ryu and facilitating the development character through patience, tolerance, tenacity, energy, enthusiasm, compassion, and by setting the example as a mentor.
|Prof. Cahill||Prof. Estes||Prof. Law||Prof. Rickerts|
|2006||Prof Geoff Lane||Ed Shatzen||Jose Ortiz||Robert Seiler|
|2007||Michelle Lindstrom||Nancy Bigham||Randy Schuster||Gerry Halligan|
|2008||Bridget Wilson||Frank Ferris||Jess Green||Frank Ferris|
|2009||Nerissa Freeman||Prof Robert Hudson||Prof Sheryl Hager||Richard Howell|
|2010||David Martinez||Prof Tom Jenkins||Larry Carter||Katie Stevens|
|2011||Tim Nibert||Cynthia Frueh||Ashley Rebmann||Robbin Miller|
|2012||Ward Melenich||Prof Jane Carr||Barb Gessner||Greg Poretz|