Welcome to Camp Kodenkan North!

Camp Kodenkan North is back! We’re at a new location and looking forward to welcoming all ranks for good times and fantastic training!

August 25-28, 2022

Camp Kodenkan North has been an AJJF tradition since 1974. It’s one of the best and most unique places to train in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. It was held at or near Sis-Q Ranch, the home of Sr Prof Tom Ball and his wife, Jan, until 2017.

This year, Camp North will be held at the Bear Valley YMCA Camp near Nevada City, CA. Just 90 minutes east of Sacramento, it is located in the beautiful High Sierras. There are a limited number of cabins and plenty of spaces for tents.

Many people who come to Camp find that they have the opportunity to delve deeper into DZR and the martial arts. Professors and Senior Instructors are readily available for conversation and special classes, as are cross training opportunities with other talented guest instructors. There is also plenty of leisure time, excellent food, storytelling, and more!

Camp North is appropriate for all ranks, ages 18 and over (exceptions can be made through the Camp Director). A special training day for brown and black belts will be offered again this year. Thursday will focus on classes for brown belts and yudansha, taught by AJJF Professors. There will be addiitonal training opportunities for brown and black belts throughout Camp, with more classes available for all ranks Friday through Sunday. In addition, classes at Camp can be arranged especially to fit the participants, so we encourage students at green belt level and below to attend. We think Camp will have its place as a most memorable training experience.