The Kiai Echo
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.
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Kata Manual The BOP continues to work on the list of Shinyo no Maki. The kata manual for Kiai no Maki was released at Convention 2017. Convention Committee The new Convention committee presented some ideas to the BOP to consider. A few may be implemented at next...read more
Kiai Echo 2017: Constant Releases & Annual Traditional Format 2018 Convention Registration is Open! AJJF Board of Professors and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes April 28, 2017 It's Not What You Think, by Sohn Wehseler My Journey to Sandan, by Ivan...read more
I was starting to get nervous. Because our dojo had moved, I hadn't practiced jujutsu in a month, and here I was participating in a competition! The competition was for brown belts and black belts, but mostly black belts participated. Sensei Ward Melenich and...read more
I had never heard of a Black Belt Weekend when I was coming through the ranks. Maybe it was because I wasn't a black belt yet. Or maybe because it was a Northern California event and I lived in Southern California. It wasn't until after I got my black belt that...read more