AJJF Scholarships

Christopher Ball Shodan Scholarship

The Christopher Ball Shodan Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to Ikkyu ranked students who are about to take their AJJF Shodan Examination, and are experiencing financial hardship. This scholarship may be used to pay for the cost of the exam. An AJJF member is defined as someone who has been registered as an AJJF member with the AJJF Central Office for at least one continuous year before filing a Scholarship application, and meets all the requirements for an AJJF Shodan Candidate. This scholarship was created by Senior Professor Tom and Mrs. Jan Ball in loving memory of their son Christopher.

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Master Okazaki Convention Scholarship

The Master Okazaki Convention Scholarship isĀ used to help current AJJF members attend the National Convention, who could not otherwise attend because of financial limitations. The scholarship may be used to pay for the cost of the complete convention package (clinics, banquet, T-shirt) or any portion thereof.

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Professor Pat Browne Massage Scholarship

Professor Patrick Browne was an AJJF Professor and Program Director of the AJJF Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute (DZRSI) healing arts programs. In 1984 Pat sponsored the first of many DZRSI programs at his home dojo in Chicago, Illinois and he was instrumental in spreading the training throughout the Midwest. He remained committed to teaching AJJF Jujitsu and DZRSI Healing arts for the rest of his days.

When he passed away in 1996, the DZRSI Standards Committee established the Professor Pat Browne Massage Scholarship to honor his memory.

The Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to students wishing to enroll in the DZRSI Massage Program. The funds are to be used to pay for a portion of the cost of an approved AJJF/DZRSI program.

DZRSI Mission and Objectives
The Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute (DZRSI) was established to teach Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy.

Classes are open to all qualified persons, whether or not they are in martial arts, but the primary beneficiaries are students of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu pursuing a course of study that enhances their jujitsu studies.

Professor Okazaki taught jujitsu and bodywork to his students, promoting the idea that the fighting spirit should be balanced by the healing spirit. From this tradition, many students of jujitsu have gone on to open jujitsu schools and/or bodywork businesses.

DZRSI continues a long tradition of passing Professor Okazaki’s legacy on to our students.