The Passing of William “Bill” Gessner

The Passing of William “Bill” Gessner

Memorials 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...
Jan 30, 2018
Professor Sam C. Luke passes

Professor Sam C. Luke passes

Announcements Professor Sam C. Luke passes away 5-23-2017 Professor Sam C. Luke started practicing Jujitsu at the age of 10. He was a reluctant student because he wanted to play with his friends not attend jujitsu class. Sam S. Luke was his sensei, and Dad made sure his son learned...
May 24, 2017
Betty Jane (BJ) Maillette

Betty Jane (BJ) Maillette

Memorials Betty Jane (BJ) Maillette 1924 – 2016 Fort Bragg, California We mourn the recent passing of Betty (BJ) Maillette, age 92. Betty dedicated much of her life to teaching Jujitsu and self-protection to women. She was active in the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation...
Sep 6, 2016

Sensei Richard Borba

Memorials It is with great sadness that we pass along news of Sensei Richard Borba’s passing. Sensei Borba, a retired peace officer, trained and taught Danzan Ryu jujitsu for over 4 decades. He is well known across the Danzan Ryu community and will be greatly missed. The AJJF...
Jul 3, 2016
Guru Jose Bueno

Guru Jose Bueno

Memorials It’s with much sadness and sense of loss that I’m sharing with you the passing of Guru Jose Bueno! He was a friend, a teacher, and a contributor to the arts and philosophy that he so dearly loved! We are planning a tribute here tonight at Camp Kodenkan North where he...
Jun 25, 2016