Kiai Echo April 2022 – April 2023

Kiai Echo April 2022 – April 2023

Click here to download the 2023 Kiai Echo Anthology PDF, or click any link below for the web version. Online-only articles and media: 2022 Convention Promotion Announcement – Keith Thompson Professor Troy Shehorn on Danzan Ryu Origin Stories Podcast –...

John Gussman Passes

John Gussman Coach John Gussman began the study of Kodokan judo in 1962 with Frank Hubbard Sensei in Dearborn, MI. He competed on a national level until 1978. Since that time, he has coached and trained judo competitors on the national and international level. He...
2022 Convention Promotion Announcement

2022 Convention Promotion Announcement

Congratulations to the following who passed their black belt exams or were elevated in rank at convention: To the Rank of Shodan: Penelope Klein,  a student of Professor Robert Hodgkin from Shin Budo Kai Bobby Wen, a student of Sensei Jerold Kunzman from Kodai No...
A Tribute to Skip Maxfield

A Tribute to Skip Maxfield

A Tribute to Skip Maxfield By Sean Hummer The AJJF has lost one of our Ohana, Sensei Skip Maxfield of the Nibukikan dojo in Chico, CA.  He left us Saturday, May 1st at approximately 2pm.  To those of you who never had the good fortune to meet him or know him well, I...