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...
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...
Mickey Davenport Passes

Mickey Davenport Passes

Former AJJF Professor, Mickey Davenport passed away suddenly March 12, 2019 at the age of 86. Professor Davenport held the rank of Godan and was promoted to AJJF Professor in 1966 and left the AJJF in 1969. Professor Davenport started coaching judo in his dojo Capitol...
Professor Lee Eichlberger Passes

Professor Lee Eichlberger Passes

The AJJF joins the rest of the Danzan Ryu community in mourning the passing of Professor Lee Eichlberger. Prof. Eichlberger began his study of DZR in 1966 with Professor Wally Jay and was very well known in the Martial Arts community at large. Additional background...
The Passing of William “Bill” Gessner

The Passing of William “Bill” Gessner

William “Bill” Gessner, PhD AKA Dr. G Bill Gessner at the age of 92 passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Jan. 27. 2018 in East Stroudsburg, PA. Bill was a Physics Professor at East Stroudsburg University. He began his jujitsu career in about 1960...