THE BOARDS AND SCROLLS

OF THE

DAN ZAN RYU JUJITSU SYSTEM

1. YAWARA...47 techniques

2. NAGE NO KATA...33 techniques

3. SHIME NO KATA...25 techniques

4. OKU NO KATA...25 techniques

5. SHININ NO MAKI...35 techniques

6. SHINYO NO MAKI...28 techniques

7. SHINGEN NO MAKI...25 techniques

8. KIAI NO MAKI...30 techniques

9. SHINRAI NO MAKI...26 techniques

10. RANK REQUIREMENTS

 

 

NOTE: The spelling/romanization of the Japanese names of techniques is not consistent. This most likely points to the fact that the people who studied with Master Okazaki were not Japanese language scholars. Also, there is no rhyme or reason to the English translations for the techniques; this means that they can be literal translations, descriptions of the actions, symbolic, or completely whimsical.


YAWARA

( hand arts )

NOTE: This is the Yawara list as currently taught by Prof. Lescak. The first 20 arts are the original Yawara list taught by Master Okazaki; some of the remainder are techniques from Master Okazaki's Ladies Yawara; the remainder have been added by Prof. Lescak to give a more well-rounded, grabbing defense repetoire.

1. Katate Hazushi ichi...outside wrist release

2. Katate Hazushi ni...cross wrist release

3. Ryote Hazushi...double wrist release

4. Morote Hazushi...2 hands on 1 wrist release

5. Yubi Tori Hazushi...release from a finger grip

6. Momiji Tori Hazushi...break front neck choke

7. Ryoeri Hazushi...release from a cross choke

8. Yubi Tori...finger hold

9. Moroyubi Tori...4 finger come-a-long

10. Katate Tori...hand and wrist twist

11. Ryote Tori...double hand and wrist submission

12. Tekubi Tori ichi...counter to an outside wrist grip

13. Tekubi Tori ni...counter to a cross wrist grip

14. Imon Tori...chest push defense

15. Ryoeri Tori...counter to a double lapel grip

16. Akushu Kote Tori...turning handshake into throw

17. Akushu Ude Tori...quick armbar from a handshake

18. Akushu Kotemaki Tori...wrist and elbow lock

19. Kubi Nuki Shime...headlock counter

20. Hagai Shime...double shoulder dislocator

21. Sode Hazushi...sleeve grab escape

22. Seoi Hazushi...shoulder grab escape

23. Hadaka Jime Hazushi...rear choke escape

24. Hagai Shime Hazushi...full nelson escape

25. Ude Hazushi...hammerlock escape

26. Kata Muni Tori...counter to a single lapel grip

27. Ude Tori...armlock

28. Genkotsu Ude Tori...elephant trunk block and armbreak

29. Ude Gyaku...ulna press takedown

30. Ninin Kote Garami...2 man wrist hold

31. Kataeri Tori...counter to a single lapel grip

32. Ushiro Gyaku...double wrist hold from rear

33. Kata Hagai...standing shoulder hold

34. Tekubi Shigarami...bent wrist lock

35. Genkotsu Otoshi...butterfly art

36. Hung Gyaku...arm thru crotch throw

37. Ushiro Dake Nage...counter to a rear bear hug

38. Mae Dake Nage...counter to a front bear hug

39. Kata Garuma...figure 4 armlock

40. Osaegami Nage...hair grab counter

41. Kesa Nage...backward hip throw

42. Ashi Shigarami...leg lock

43.Kubi Nage...flying neck scissors

44. Shiho Nage...wrist and arm throw

45. Sankyo...inverted wrist lock

46. Hara Gatame...belly break

47. Gyakute Ude Garami...entwined hammerlock


NAGE NO KATA

( throwing arts )

NOTE: This is the Nage list as currently taught by Prof. Lescak. The first 20 arts are the original list taught by Master Okazaki; the remainder have been added by Prof Lescak.

1. Deashi Harai...outside foot sweep

2. Sasai Ashi...shin stop throw

3. Okuri Harai...double foot sweep

4.Soto Gama...outside sickle throw

5. Uchi Gama...inside sickle throw

6. Soto Momo Harai...outside thigh sweep

7. Uchi Momo Harai...inside/cross thigh sweep

8. Ogoshi...major hip throw

9. Utsuri Goshi...jump around ogoshi

10. Seoi Nage...shoulder throw

11. Ushiro Goshi...counter to seoi nage

12. Seoi Goshi...2 arm shoulder throw

13. Tsurikomi Goshi...cross loin throw with 2 sleeves

14. Harai Goshi...thigh sweep

15. Hane Goshi...springing hip throw

16. Uki Otoshi...floating drop

17. Makikomi...outer winding thro

18. Kane Sute...flying scissors

19. Tomoe Nage...circle throw

20. Yama Arashi...mountain storm

21. Tai Otoshi...body drop

22. Uki Goshi...floating hip

23. Koshi Guruma...hip whirl

24. Hane Makikomi...lifting/springing winding throw

25. Kosoto Gari...minor outer reap

26. Kosoto Gake...minor outer hook

27. Ouchi Gari...major inner reap

28. Kouchi Gari...minor inner reap

29. Hiza Guruma...knee wheel

30. Uki Waza...floating technique

31. Yoko Wakare...side separation

32. Tani Otoshi...valley drop

33. Sukui Nage...scoop throw


SHIME NO KATA

( grappling/constriction arts )

 

1. Eri Gatame...throw and apply headlock, arm outside

2. Kata Gatame...throw and apply headlock, arm inside

3. Juji Gatame...throw and apply cross body lock and arm scissors

4. Shiho Gatame...counter seoi nage and smother hold

5. Sunkaku Gatame...miss tomoe nage and apply figure 4 scissors

6. Ushiro Gatame...avoid blow, apply double arm dislocator

7. Namaguji Shime...throw, choke with fingers inside

8. Gyakujuji Shime...throw, choke with thumbs inside

9. Ichimonji Shime...1 long and 1 short lapel choke breaker

10. Tsurikomi Shime...bear claw choke

11. Hadaka Jime ichi...front strangle or neck break

12. Hadaka Jime ni...naked strangle from rear

13. Hadaka Jime san...naked strangle/choke/neck break from rear

14. Dakikubi Jime...flying headlock throw

15. Osaigame Jime...hair and chin neck break after throw

16. Kote Jime...throw and cross body wrist lock hold

17. Tenada Jime...arm bar from a countered choke

18. Dho Jime...flying short rib scissors countering ogoshi

19. Ashi Karame Jime...strangle and leg grapevine

20. Ashinada Jime...leg bar

21. Ashiyubi Jime...toe hold and ankle twist

22. Momo Jime...break from a leg scissors

23. Shikano Itsusoku...leg and hammerlock

24. Shidaro Fuji Shime...choke with big toe

25. Tatsumaki Shime...dragon choke and reverse arm bar


OKU NO KATA

( combination arts )

1. Deashi Hayanada...foot sweep and arm bar

2. Ogoshi Hayanada...hip throw and arm bar

3. Seoi Hayanada...shoulder throw and arm bar

4. Norimi...counter ogoshi and choke

5. Sumigaeshi...circle throw catching both ankles

6. Mizukuguri...block blow to ears and throw over back

7. Maiyamakagi...counter seoi nage, backthrow , kick clavicle

8. Komiri...leg split when opponent crouches low

9. Sakanuki...arm and rib break from stomach bump

10. Kotegaeshi...arm whip, block blow, break arm and strangle

11. Gyakute Nage...stiff arm throw countering ogoshi

12. Hontomoe...circle throw and strangle

13. Katate Tomoe...1 arm circle throw

14. Shigarami...block blow, break arm, throw seoi nage

15. Gyaku Shigarami...hold opponent in hammerlock with 1 foot

16. Kote Shigarami...arm entanglement takedown and hold

17. Kogaruma...counter throw for mizikuguri

18. Tora Nage...3 headlock throws and kick to spine

19. Tora Katsugi...belt throw

20. Arashi Otoshi...quick strangle and back throw

21. Hiki Otoshi...wrist in knee lock

22. Kinu Katsugi...side circle throw

23. Kin Katsugi...hit testicles and side circle throw

24. Kazagaruma...boston crab

25. Gigoko Otoshi...airplane spin


SHININ NO MAKI

( scroll of confidence )

1. Isami Tasuki Nage...diagonal over shoulder throw

2. Obi Hane Goshi...bent leg throw using belt

3. Tsurikomi Taoshi...off balance sucker throw

4. Momiji Nage...strangle opponent after tomoe nage

5. Gyaku Hayanada...surprise reverse arm bar

6. Hiza Nage...knee throw

7. Oseikomi Gyakute Tori...headlock hold with armbar

8. Kobushi Shime...knee dislocator

9. Kesa Hazushi...rear bear hug break

10. Kubi Shime Tomoe Gyakute...counter for momiji nage

11. Ninin Nage...break from 2 man carry

12. Gyakute Gaeshi...arm whip

13. Hizaori Nage...knee solar plexus, kick testicles, circle throw

14. Gyaku Hagai...double diagonal armlock from blow

15. Ushiro Kannuki...rear double arm dislocation

16. Mae Kannuki...front double armbar

17. Hiki Tate Tori Shime...2 reverse armbars from sitting

18. Ude Garame...leg lock and figure 4 armbar

19. Ebi Shime...balling up and choking opponent

20. Ushiro Ebi Shime...horseback art or surfboard hold

21. Ushiro Nage...rear throw as opponent walks away

22. Gyaku Eri Shime...2 hands on 1 lapel choke

23. Ude Shigarami Shime...short arm scissors

24. Ashi Kannuki...Indian death lock

25. Kesa Karoshi...headbutt and takedown

26. Hando Shime...jumping side scissors, armbar, fingertip strangle

27. Ashi Gyaku...step-over corkscrew leglock

28. Habe Shime...standing strangle from front

29. Ashi Karami Tori...break ashi karami, leglock, armbar, strangle

30. Nidan Gaeshi...arm whip, rib kick, ebi shime follows

31. Satsuma Shime...strangle in sitting position

32. Tataki Komi...reverse surfboard hold

33. Ushiro Nage Tori...1 hand, cross armlock after ushiro nage

34. Saru Shigarami...arm stretch/rip at right angle to body

35. Sandan Gaeshi...headbutt throw, knee break and hip dislocator


SHINYO NO MAKI

( scroll of faith )

1. Gyaku Hizagaruma...reverse Indian death lock

2. Tsuki Hazushi Kotemaki...punch escape wrist wind

3. Tsukikomi Dome...punch-body stop

4. Sune Shime...shin constriction

5. Saru Shime...monkey climb

6. Tobi Tsuki Tenada...jump punch hand-blade

7. Obi Otoshi...belt drop

8. Sennin Kage...wizard on a cliff

9. Mune Dori...cross lapel shoulder pile driver

10. Tsurigane Otoshi...hanging bell drop

11. Inazuma...electric torch

12. Denko...lightning bolt

13. Kasumi Dori...grazing hold

14. Shishi Otoshi...lion drop

15. Tawara Gaeshi...rice bale counter

16. Tanbo Geri...dragonfly kick

17. Geri Dome...kick defense

18. Riuko...tiger and dragon duel

19. Haya Nawa...hog tie art

20. Katate Tai Atari...shoulder stroke, knee to groin, pile drive

21. Tsuki Mi...striking body

22. Ate Mi...body strikes

23. Zoo Kurawase...disabling art

24. Tora Nirami...tiger stare

25. Kiai Dori...kiai practice

26. Sanryu Dome...a series of strikes and kicks

27. Yuki Chigai...to punish offenders

28. Munen Muso...resting art


SHINGEN NO MAKI

( scroll of belief )

1. Ten To...knockout blow to top of head

2. Riyo Mou...judo knuckle to top of jaw bone between eye and ear

3. Kasumi...quick judo knuckle to temple

4. Cho Tou...knockout blow between eyebrows with judo knuckle

5. Jin Chiu...judo knuckle to cheek

6. Matsukaze...slow killing art

7. Gebi...judo knuckle to destroy teeth

8. Murasame...method of causing blindness

9. Shichu...nerve art causing loss of speech

10. Danchu...paralyzing art

11. Kyoto...quick blow resulting in weakened lungs

12. Suigetsu...finger tip blow to solar plexus

13. Moyoshiou...poke to lower abdomen

14. Kiyoin...a sudden knockout blow that often kills

15. Tsukikage...finger poke to side

16. Inatsuma...finger poke to side

17. Hokashiyaku Zawa...judo knuckle to wrist, finger paralysis

18. Uchi Shiyaku Zawa...judo knuckle to wrist, finger paralysis

19. Yakou...finger poke to inside of thigh

20. Sen Riyu...kick to outside of thigh

21. Uchi Kibisu...judo knuckle to ankle, foot paralysis

22. Kouri...judo knuckle to foot, paralysis or death

23. In Nou...rabbit punch

24. Dokuko...neck dislocator

25. Kaychiu...finger poke to back, paralysis


KIAI NO MAKI

( scroll of the spirit yell )

NOTE: this list was taught by Master Okazaki but not required for rank. Prof. Lescak has deleted walking the naked sword blade, which was taught as #4 under Demonstration Arts, because it was unduly dangerous with little practical value. He has replaced it with the fingertip board break which demonstrates skills needed in application of the Shingen No Maki .

Demonstration Arts

1. Waribashi Ori...break chopstick with paper

2. Karataki Wari...escape from Chinese torture sticks

3. Harage Ishiwari...break lava rock on abdomen

4. Moro Yubi Ate...spear hand/finger tip board break

Tessen No Maki...scroll of the iron fan

1. Katate Hazushi...escape from a wrist grip

2. Muni Tori... escape from a double lapel grip

3. Tomoe Mawari...defense against an overhead attack

4. Uchikomi Dome... block punch, throw backwards ogoshi

5. Katate Ori...take katate tori and strike

6. Katsura Wari...escape from a jump up smother hold

Tanto No Maki...scroll of the knife

1. Hibara Hazushi...defense for a backhand slash

2. Katate Hazushi...defense for an overhand stab

3. Tsukkomi Hazushi...defense for a straight thrust

4. Ryote Dome...defense for an overhand stab

Daito No Maki...scroll of the long sword

1. Nukimi Dome...stop sword in scabbard

2. Shiraha Dori...take sword with a grip on blade

3. Suso Barai...defense for an ankle cut

Bo No Maki...scroll of the long staff

1. Hanbo Uchikomi Dori...hold taken from a choke with a stick

2. Roku Shaku Bo Furi...twirling art

3. Mune Gatame...escape from staff on chest hold

4. Shiho Gatame...escape from hold with 2 staffs

5. Ninin Shime...standing escape from 2 staffs

6. Furo Shime...standing escape from 2 staffs

7. Schichinin Shime...transportation of prisoners

Tanju No Maki...scroll of the gun

1. Me Hazushi...defense for gun held at face

2. Mune Hazushi...defense for gun held at chest

3. Hibara Hazushi...defense for gun held at side

4. Ushiro Hazushi ichi...defense for gun held at back of head

5. Ushiro Hazushi ni...defense for gun held at lower back

6. Mawari Hazushi...defense against 2 guns


SHINRAI NO MAKI

( the bastard scroll )

1. Akushu Kotemaki Nage...handshake, wrist winding throw

2. Soto Gama Kotemaki...wrist winding soto gama

3. Hadaka Jime Otoshi...dropping front neck break

4. Do Jime Nage...body strangle throw

5. Namijuji Hazushi Nage...standing choke escape throw

6. Genkotsu Kote Nage...punch wrist throw

7. Gyaku Genkotsu Ude Tori...punch, reverse arm breaker

8. Mae Kannuki Nage...front double armlock throw

9. Ryote Imon Nage...2 hand chest push throw

10. Suware Ryote Tori...sitting double wrist hold break

11. Ushiro Hadaka Jime...rear straight arm choke

12. Genkotsu Yoko Otoshi...punch, side drop throw

13. Uki Nage...floating throw

14. Uki Gyakute Gaeshi...floating arm whip throw

15. Sumi Otoshi Ebi Shime...corner drop lobster squeeze

16. Akushu Gyaku Otoshi...reverse handshake drop

17. Tomoe Otoshi Dori...circle drop art

18. Ushiro Uki Otoshi...rear floating drop

19. Katate Garuma Tori...single arm wheel throw and hold

20. Suware Uchi Dori...sitting strike defense art

21. Gyaku Saka Otoshi...reverse headlong drop

22. Mi Kudaki Otoshi...body smashing drop

23. Ryokuhi Uki...strength floating drop

24. Mae Kin Otoshi... front groin drop with leglock

25. Ushiro Kin Otoshi...rear groin drop with leglock

26. Gyaku Tsurigane Otoshi... reverse testicle drop


RANK REQUIREMENTS

Considered for all promotions: Attitude, Effort, Attendance, Conduct, and an Up-to-Date Notebook

Yellow Belt (Rokkyu)
1. Dojo & Safety Rules
2. Basic exercises
3. Sutemies - all
4. Yawara - 20
5. Nage no Kata - 10
6. Shime no Kata – 13


Blue Belt (Gokyu)
1. Fundamental Principles
2. Nage no Kata – 20
3. Shime no Kata – all
4. Yawara - 30


Green Belt (Yonkyu)
1. Nage no Kata – all
2. Yawara – all
3. Basic Stance Drills
4. History of Kodenkan – Dan Zan Ryu


3rd Brown Belt (Sankyu)
1. Basic Striking, Kicking, & Blocking
2. Oku no Kata
3. A.R.C.Standard First Aid / CPR card or equivalent
4. Segatsu & No kappo
5. The ability to teach all previous requirements


2nd Brown Belt (Nikkyu)
1. Intermediate Striking, Kicking, & Blocking
2. Knife, Gun, & Club defenses
3. Police Course
4. Hanaji Dome & Kin Katsu
5. Basic Back & Neck Massage
6. The ability to teach all previous requirements

1st Brown Belt (Ikkyu)
1. Shinin no Maki
2. Basic martial arts history & the ability to define & differentiate styles in the arts
3. Katsu / Kappo - all
3. The ability to teach all previous requirements

1st Black Belt (Shodan)
1. Kiai no Maki
2. Names of, & ability to locate, all: major bones, muscles, & organs of the body; explain the basic structure & function of the human nervous system
3. Basic knowledge of another martial art
4. Explanation of the “Ju” in Jujitsu
5. Minimum age = 17 years old
6. Assist instructor in conducting class for a minimum of 6 months
7. Practical application
8. Yawara Stick Course
9. Ability to perform a full body massage & basic stretching / alignment techniques
10. The ability to teach all previous requirements

2nd Black Belt (Nidan)
1. Shinrai no Maki
2. Advanced Striking, Kicking, & Blocking
3. Basic proficiency with a weapon
4. 2 years as a Shodan
5. Active teaching

3rd Black Belt (Sandan)
1. Shinyo no Maki
2. 3 years as a Nidan
3. Active teaching

4th Black Belt (Yodan)
1. Shingen no Maki
2. 4 years as a Sandan
3. Active teaching

5th Black Belt (Godan / Professor)
1. Seifhukujitsu – all
2. 5 years as a Yodan
3. Active teaching
4. Ability to teach the whole Kodenkan – Dan Zan Ryu system