To the rank of Shodan:

  • Derrick Psaros, a student of Sensei Richard Howell at Yoshin Jitsu Kai
  • Shane Bechtold, a student of Matt Fried at Ronin Kai
  • Austin Redlich, a student of Cara Parmigiani at Zanshin Jujitsu
  • Brian Whitham, a student of Jeremy Schoener at SoRyuKan Dojo & Healing Arts
  • Graham O’Brien Johnson, a student of Professor Cross at Jujitsu Do Martial Arts Center & Ryan McDaniel at North Portland KaishinKai Danzan Ryu Dojo

To the rank of Nidan:

  • Austin Stahl, a student of Sensei Jeff Meyers at Nibukikan

To the rank of Sandan:

  • Ivan Ochoa, a student of Sensei Filiberto Gutierrez at Danzan Ryu Chicago
  • Noah Visscher, a student of Jeanette McGrath at Yama Naka Jujitsu
  • Nathan Hill, a student of Sensei Dan Browning at Shinzen Kai

AJJF National Convention 2017 Promotions:

To the rank of Godan:

  • Sensei Harry Burleson, 
  • Sensei Kimo Williams

To the rank of Rokudan:

  • Sensei Dan Browning
  • Sensei Filiberto Gutierrez
  • Sensei Lyle Najita
  • Sensei Ward Melenich

To the rank of Hachidan:

  • Professor Tom Ryan

With the title of Professor:

  • Hillary Kaplowitz, Rokudan

submitted by:
Dominic Beltrami
Chair, AJJF Examinations Committee

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