Professor LaGue was born in Reno, NV on June 12, 1941. He began his martial arts training under the direction of his father in 1950, who taught him boxing and later jujitsu. He also studied aikido under Bill Cox, judo under Mack McIntosh as well as Savate.
Herb began to study and teach Danzan Ryu Jujitsu in 1968 at the Sparks Judo & Jujitsu Club, which was under the direction of Larry Cary. He also trained under French judo teacher Pierre LaCarre at the Sparks club.
In 1970, under Professor Bud Estes, Herb was promoted to the AJJF rank of Shodan. In the early 1980’s Herb became sensei of the Sparks club and changed the dojo’s name to the Bushidokan. In 1995 he was promoted to the title of Professor by the American Judo & Jujitsu Federation.
Professor LaGue retired the AJJF in 2006. He is still actively teaching Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and is the founder of the Bushidokan Federation and the Danzan Ryu Zenyo Bujitsu.
Information provided by Bob McKean, July 8, 2008.