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The Kiai Echo is going green! Did you know that the Kiai Echo consumes 80,000 sheets of paper every year? And that most of those sheets of paper are thrown away? Yes, the AJJF is going green. Starting the middle of 2011 the Kiai Echo will be distributed electronically. If you still want a printed copy, though, don’t despair! An option to order professionally printed copies will be available for a nominal fee. The Kiai Echo is the newsletter of the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation, Inc. (AJJF), a non-profit educational organization that promotes Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, a classical Japanese martial art. The newsletter is published four times a year. 
Selected articles have been reproduced on this web site.

Online Copies

New issues and many old issues are available on the Kiai Echo Archive page.


Submissions must be received by the following dates for review to be included in the up coming issue:

  • November 15th for the Winter issue
  • February 15th for the Spring issue
  • May 15th for the Summer issue
  • August 15th for the Fall issue


Articles should be submitted via email to Articles should be in Microsoft Word or plain text format. Please make sure your name is included in the body of the submission, not just in the email. Photos should be sent as high resolution JPEG or PDF or other standard image formats. For large files, please place them in a shared Dropbox (or Google Drive) folder and send a link to Note that low-quality and low-resolution images are generally unusable. Please address all submissions and correspondence to:

Jason Davis
Kiai Echo
114 Lyons Street
Duluth MN 55811

Latest Issue

Kiai Echo 2017 Issue 1

  Click here for the Kiai Echo 2017 Issue 1 PDF, or any link below for the web version.  Editor’s Corner Koa Kan is Born DZR Chicago Clinic 2016 Betty Fisher Remembered Bud Estes’ Yawara Hojojutsu Fighting Fit 10,000 Reasons Jujitsu at the Beach Junanshin Kappo...

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Latest Article

Open Letter to AJJF O’Hana by Matthew Moller

Aloha O’hana! On behalf of the American Judo & Jujitsu Federation, I would like to profoundly thank you for helping us each year through your generous donations to our specialized funds: Christopher Ball Shodan Scholarship, General Fund, Kokua Fund, Professor Pat...

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