KaiShinKai Yudanshakai


KSKY: An association of Kodenkan DanzanRyu Jujitsu Black Belt Instructors arising from KaiShinKai Dojo, its affiliate dojos, and/or under the mentoring of Professors Ron and Sue Jennings.


When students grow into teachers it is important for them to open their own dojo and spread the knowledge and wisdoms they have gained. One of the dreams of Henry S. Okazaki, the founder of Kodenkan DanzanRyu Jujitsu was to have schools in every state teaching his style of Jujitsu.

KaishinKai founders Professor Ron and Sue Jennings are continuing Professor Okazaki’s tradition and sponsoring their DanzanRyu Black Belt Instructors in opening and operating new dojos as these students relocate throughout their own careers.


After more than 35 years of growth, KaishinKai affiliated dojos are now located in Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Illinois.


KSKY Affiliation Contacts:



Lymon (WY)

Sensei Dave Woodland

(801) 230-1876




KaishinKai Seattle (WA)

Sensei Chris Eller

(509) 954-7456





North Portland KaishinKai (OR)

Sensei Ryan McDaniels

(503) 805-0560




KaishinKai Evergreen (Olympia WA)

Professor Sue Jennings

(360) 273-6064




KaishinKai Eatonville (WA)

Sensei Dana Totten





KaishinKai Chicago (IL)

Sensei Stephen Sanders





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The Hombu (Home Dojo), KaishinKai Dojo is located in Grand Mound Washington.

What follows is the basic hombu dojo Home page:


6424 210th Ave SW
Centralia, Washington 98531

Near Grand Mound

1.5 miles from I5 Exit 88 (click for map)
RonJennings@KaishinKai (DOT) com
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(360) 273-6064

DanzanRyu Jujitsu in the Kodenkan tradition

Affiliated with the following organizations:
Jujitsu America
the ShoshinRyu Yudanshakai
and The American Jujitsu Institute

What is the tradition?   Check out Danzan.com

Link to other DanzanRyu Organizations

KaishinKai Class Schedules:

Evergreen State College, Room 117
                  Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - During college terms

Currently under contract discussions with college
                        Professor Sue Jennings


Main Dojo - Centralia/Grand Mound

                  Monday evening   7:00 PM to 9:00 PM       (1st Monday of the month Colored Belt Class -
                             Professor Ron Jennings                      Brown Belt and above by Invitation)

                  Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - During college breaks and the summer
                            Professor Sue Jennings


Special DanzanRyu Seminars   - various dates and times  






$100 per term (approximately 2 months - the college sets these rates) due at the first class of each term. Dues may vary depending on the location, number of classes, and student membership in national DanzanRyu organizations.




Other Offerings at KaishinKai

(fees and other location/times negotiated)

Private Lessons/Personal Trainer

Women’s Self Defense

Cane Defensive Tactics

Long Life Massage

Therapeutic Massage

Continuing education classes for WA State Health Care Licensure







KaishinKai Dojo Mascot:

Note: For many years the dojo mascot was a Hybrid wolf. He was very friendly and would eat just about everything. 120 pounds of fang and fur with a five pound wet tongue were a little intimidating.  He loved to knock you down and sit on you. He probably wouldn't have eaten you but when he was sitting on your chest gently licking your throat you can clearly see he was mostly wolf.
We had to tell students "do not attempt to enter the compound to the Dojo, until after you have been introduced as a non edible item, and even then remain cautious."

Now that Sappo has passed away we no longer have that caution. but dropping by or visiting  the main dojo without prior notice is still not recommended. Keeping a hybrid wolf is legal in this county but the responsibility of owning a hybrid wolf required appropriate containment, therefore the stockade fencing compound where the dojo is still located.


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Professor Ron Jennings

KaishinKai Dojo, 6424 210th Ave SW, Centralia WA 98531
(360) 273-6064, e-mail: RonJennings@KaishinKai (DOT) com


Menkyo Kaiden title of Kyoshi – Prof. Sig Kufferath

Menkyo Kaiden title of Hanshi – Prof. Anthony Janovich

Menkyo Kaiden title of Shihan – The American Jujitsu Institute

Professor DanzanRyu Jujitsu – Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai

Professor DanzanRyu Jujitsu – Jujitsu America

Professor DanzanRyu Jujitsu – The American Jujitsu Institute



Shodan Black Belt 1st Dan Kodokan Judo


Hachidan, Black Belt 8th Dan and Professor recognition with the Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai

Shichidan, Black Belt 7th Dan with Jujitsu America

Shichidan, Black Belt 7th Dan and Professor recognition with American Jujitsu Institute

Yodan, Black Belt 4th Dan with the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation


Shihan, Professor, 7th Dan with:
      World Ju-Jitsu/AIKI-Bujutsu Federation;
      European Samurai Ju-Jitsu AIKI Society;
      and the Nippon Yawara Ryu AIKI-Jitsu Renmei

Certified 7th Dan International Instructors License with the:
      Samurai Ju Jutsu Association International
      All-Japan Seibukan Martial Arts & Way Association
    &nbspKamishin-Kai International

Associate member of the Martial Arts Grandmaster International Council (MAGIC)

Ron Jennings began his martial arts career in 1956 when his father enrolled him in boxing lessons, then into a junior judo and wrestling program. In 1962 he discovered Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and started a lifelong devotion to the art. He received his Jujitsu Shodan in 1966 and his Kodokan Judo Shodan in 1976. In 1993 he received the teaching title of Kyoshi from Professor Sig Kufferath and in 1999 he was promoted to Rokudan (6th Degree Black Belt) and given the title of Professor of DanzanRyu by the ShoshinRyu Yudanshakai. Professor "Imi" Okazaki-Mullins personally presented Ron his Professor's belt and as she bowed remarked 'my father would be proud.' In 2003 Ron received the Menkyo Kaiden title of Shihan.

In 2005 Ron was given honorary promotion to 7th Degree Black Belt by the World Ju-Jitsu / AIKI-Bujutsu Federation. He also received honorable international recognition from a number of other jujitsu organizations including 7th Dan Instructors License and Certified International instructor.

In 2007 Ron received the Menkyo Kaiden title of Shihan, this time from the American Jujitsu Institute and recognition as Assistant Professor. (AJI leaders said that only four times in prior AJI history has professorship been recognized at rokudan - this was an exceptional honor).

In 2008 Ron was promoted to Shichidan 7th Degree Black Belt by the ShoshinRyu Yudanshakai and in 2009 Ron was promoted to Shichidan 7th Degree Black Belt by the American Jujitsu Institute and by Jujitsu America. In 2013 on was promoted to Hachidan 8th Degree Black Belt by the ShoshinRyu Yudanshakai.

Ron opened his first dojo in Coos Bay, Oregon in 1968 and has been a school head ever since. While living on the East Coast to pursue a career in computer science, he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Navy and Bell Research Labs before returning to the West Coast and settling in Washington state. He had dojos in Washington DC, Maryland, and New Jersey with several students reaching Black Belt levels. Cross training on the East Coast was great exposure to new instructors and ideas. Ron has operated a DanzanRyu dojo in the Olympia, Washington area since 1978.

Ron is a licensed massage therapist and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. He has received several national awards and honors including: the Outstanding Service Award from the Amateur Athletic Union where he served as jujitsu committee chair for 15 years; was co-recipient of the Wally Jay Award; was Instructor of the Year and named to the Black Belt Hall of Fame by Jujitsu America.

Ron’s dojo, KaishinKai, is located just south of the state capitol of Olympia, where he previously worked (now retired) as a senior technical manager. The dojo has several class locations including an on-going program through the local college, and hosts numerous clinics and a summer camp each year. Ron is well known nationally as cane master and his seminars across the country on use of the cane by people of limited mobility are quite popular. Ron is an active life member of the American Jujitsu Institute, ShoshinRyu Yudanshakai, and Jujitsu America. He often serves as a Pacific Northwest Regional Representative to these organizations.


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Professor Sue Jennings



Menkyo Kaiden title of Renshi – Prof. Anthony Janovich

Professor DanzanRyu Jujitsu – Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai


Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Godan – Jujitsu America (Life Member)

Godan - American Jujitsu Institute (Life Member)

GodanShoshin Ryu Yudanshakai (Life Member)

Shodan – American Judo & Jujitsu Federation (Life Member)


Taekwondo – Shodan


KaishinKai Dojo, 6424 210th Ave SW, Centralia, WA 98531

(360) 273-6064, e-mail: SueJennings@KaishinKai (DOT) com


Sue Jennings began training in martial arts in 1984 studying Taekwondo and earned her Shodan from both Grandmaster Young Hak Lee and then the World Taekwondo Federation in 1987. In 1989 she began studying Danzan Ryu Jujitsu from Ron Jennings and received her Shodan in 1995. She is currently ranked as a Godan. Sue has studied massage therapy from Prof. Sig Kufferath, Prof. Lamar Fisher and Leif Grunseth, an Olympic massage therapist. Sue is a life member of several Danzan Ryu organizations and is a member of the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors (AWMAI). She received the Menkyo Kaiden tilte of Renshi after intensive Okugi training from Professor Anthony Janovich in 2003 and recognition as a DZR Professor from ShoshinRyu Yudanshakai in 2010.

Sue has been teaching Danzan Ryu Jujitsu at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington from 1998 to the present and is a senior instructor at KaishinKai Dojo near Centralia. She also teaches women’s self-defense classes and offers private as well as group lessons. She is co-director of Kamp KaishinKai, an annual summer camp held in Washington state. Sue has taught at national conventions for Jujitsu America, Shoshin Ryu, and the American Jujitsu Institute. In addition Sue was selected to be an instructor at Ohana 2001 in Hawaii and at Ohana 2003 and Ohana 2005. Ohana is a national conference of many (14+) national martial arts organizations.

Sue has been recognized with the following awards: an Ohana award from Jujitsu America, Presidential Awards for Distinguished Service by JA in 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2001, and was co-recipient of the Wally Jay Award. At Ohana 2001 in Hawaii she received the Samuel S. Luke Distinguished Service Award from the AJI. Sue is a graphic artist, and former editor of the Jujitsu America national newsletter and now editor of the American Jujitsu Institute's newsletter. She was also named to be the Custodian of Records for the Danzan Ryu Jujitsu Kodenkan Alliance that encompasses all jujitsu organizations practicing the arts of Danzan Ryu worldwide, along with Professor Sam Luke from The American Jujitsu Institute and Olympic Judo Coach Willy Cahill.


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