Danzan Arts Instructors

10467094_899509736728958_3596533120872434172_o
Kimo Sensei is the founder and Kahu (headmaster) of Burbank Danzan Dojo. He is a godan (5th Degree Black Belt) in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and is a certified School Head of the American Judo & Jujitsu Federation. Born and raised in Aiea, Hawaii, Kimo Sensei draws from his considerable rank and experience in Gendai Nihon Jujitsu (3d), Kali Balangkis, Balintawak Eskrima, Pukulan Bukti Nigara Silat. Kodokan Judo and Qigong. Kimo is a California Certified Bodywork Therapist and shares his traditional Hawai'ian healing (Ola pono) knowledge with the Danzan community. Kimo is a student of the Tao, Zen and Hawaiian spiritual philosophy. (more…)

Brian Sincomb, Kumu Danzan

stacks_image_76_1
Brian Sensei holds a Danzan rank of Yodan (4d) and is a certified instructor of the AJJF. He is also a Nidan (2d) in Gendai Nihon Jujitsu and has been training in total for over 20 years. Brian continues to train In the Danzan Arts with Kimo Sensei. Brian is also a Mod 1 graduate of the DZRSI and holds a Seifukujitsu Technician certificate. Brian Sensei was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Kumu" (Source) in 2012.

Minh Truong, Dojo Sensei

Minh-Ja2
Minh Sensei holds a Danzan rank of Sandan (3d) in the Danzan Arts and is a certified instructor of the AJJF. He also holds the rank of Shodan in Shotokan Karate and has additional experience in Jeet Kun Do and Escrima. Minh has been training in martial arts for over 18 years and continues to train with Kimo Sensei in the Danzan Arts. Minh Sensei was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Dojo Sensei" in 2012.

Ray Scholl, Dojo Sensei

Ray Scholl
Ray is the newest full instructor of the Burbank Danzan Yudanshakai. Ray currently holds a dojo and AJJF certified rank of Nidan (2d) in Danzan Ryu Judo & Jujitsu. Ray continues to train towards his Sandan rank in Danzan Ryu. Ray also is a Mod 2 graduate of the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu institute and was awarded the Alaka'i title of “Dojo Sensei" in 2016.

Igor Kulikov, Haumana Sensei

stacks_image_82_1
Igor currently holds a dojo and AJJF certified rank of Shodan (1d) in Danzan Ryu Judo & Jujitsu as well as over 13 years of experience in Aikido. Igor continues to train towards his Nidan rank in Danzan Ryu. Igor was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Hauamana Sensei" in 2011.

Landon Toma, Haumana Sensei

LandonToma
Landon currently holds a dojo and AJJF certified rank of Shodan (1d) in Danzan Ryu Judo & Jujitsu. Landon continues to train towards his Nidan rank in Danzan Ryu. Landon was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Hauamana Sensei" in 2012.

Joshua Gillins, Haumana Sensei

10866006_909759949037270_3231057609314771080_o
Josha currently holds a dojo and AJJF certified rank of Shodan (1d) in Danzan Ryu Judo & Jujitsu. Joshua continues to train towards his Nidan rank in Danzan Ryu. Josh was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Hauamana Sensei" in 2014.

Chelsea DeVincent, Haumana Sensei

chelsea
Chelsea currently holds a dojo and AJJF certified rank of Shodan (1d) in Danzan Ryu Judo & Jujitsu. Chelsea continues to train towards her Nidan rank in Danzan Ryu. Chelsea was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Hauamana Sensei" in 2016.

Jeff Stillion, Haumana Sensei

FullSizeRender
Jeff currently holds a dojo rank of Shodan (1d) in Danzan Ryu martial & healing arts. Jeff continues to train towards his Nidan rank in Danzan Ryu. Jeff was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Hauamana Sensei" in 2017.

Richard Kaszonyi, Haumana Sensei

Rich
Jeff currently holds a dojo rank of Shodan (1d) in Danzan Ryu martial & healing arts. Jeff continues to train towards his Nidan rank in Danzan Ryu. Jeff was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Hauamana Sensei" in 2017.

The Kuleana Program

Kuleana Program
The Danzan Dojo empowers students via a leadership (Alaka'i) program that awards title and recognition for service and responsibility (Kuleana).

System hierarchy:

Haumana (Disciple)-- White belt thru Green belt
Alaka'i (Group Leader)-- Brown Belts (brown Kukui lei)
Haumana Sensei (Student teacher)-- First degree black (Black Kukui lei)
Dojo Sensei (Instructor)-- Second degree black (Black/White Kukui lei)
Kumu Danzan (Source of knowledge)-- Third degree and above (White Kukui)

With minimum rank of Sandan and the inception of his or her own school, the Danzan Kumu is awarded the title of "Kahu" (Headmaster).

The term "kuleana" means both title and responsibility. With this title comes responsibilities to the dojo: To head up a service position to the dojo, I.e equipment, events, special projects, testing etc. as well as to mentor a junior student.

The mentorship program is designed to link the junior students with the senior. It adds another dynamic to the student-dojo relationship and allows for greater numbers in the dojo with no loss in communication or attention. A student is assigned an Alaka'i upon his or her promotion to blue belt.


Class details / Learn more