Thread: Impressions of Danzan Ryu?
12-01-2010, 19:15 #21
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From the brief amount of mat time I've spent with Danzan-ryu folks, it appears to be a well-rounded, effective jujutsu system. I also like the fact it has a kappo component, given accidents that can occur in training.Mert
"...I much prefer the thought of cleaving through bone, rather than small precise cuts." -- Mandeigh Wells
12-02-2010, 15:55 #22
I studied Danzan Ryu Jujitsu (1 year), under Prof. Robert Hudson. It's a pretty solid system and I enjoyed it.
From a historical perspective, I would be very interested to know what techniques in the DZR system were influence by the other jujutsu systems Okazaki studied. I tried doing research on these schools: Namba-Shoshin Ryū, Iwaga Ryū, Kosogabe Ryū but couldn't find a whole lot.Sincerely,
Otake Han Doshin Ryu Jujutsu
" Anyone who refers to himself as a master or allows himself to be referred to as a master isn't." Yukiyoshi Takamura
12-05-2010, 00:31 #23
I went to watch Stephen Balzac sensei's Danzan Ryu class this week, and wasn't totally sure what I thought of it. They spent a lot of time practicing randori, which I liked. But one concern I have is cost: Studying Danzan Ryu at MIT requires joining the MIT gym, which would cost me approximately $800--on top of the annual club fee, which is a couple hundred dollars. It is very MIT-oriented, as you said, and so, as a non-MIT student, I felt a little out-of-place.
Where is the dojo your friend helped setup? (What is her name?) Do they have a website? If you could help me connect to that other school, that would be great! (Maybe that one would be less expensive...!)
Also, I have an opportunity to study Modern Arnis with Guro Brian Collins (if he is willing to take me on as a student). I haven't had a chance to try FMA yet, and I am still interested in seeing what that would be like....
Thanks to everyone at the forum for helping me connect with the teachers in my area. I really appreciate your advice!
12-05-2010, 14:17 #24
I am trying to get more info on her club. (she is out of the country for a while, so communication takes a while sometimes) I'll send you what I get as soon as I get it.William Bohan
Danzan Ryu Jujitsu
Florida Danzan Ryu
12-05-2010, 14:27 #25