Instructors

Sensei, martial arts, dojo
RAY SCHOLL, SCHOOL HEAD

Sensei Ray Scholl is the School Head of the Burbank Danzan Dojo. He is certified to teach all modules of the dojo curriculum and has completed instructor training with Kimo Sensei. Ray currently holds a dojo and AJJF certified rank of Sandan (3d) in Danzan Ryu Judo & Jujitsu. Ray continues to train towards his Yodan rank in Danzan Ryu and receives additional training in Silat.

Ray has received additional instruction in Kali and BJJ and was awarded the Alaka'i title of “Kumu Danzan" in 2019.

Ray is a Mod 2 graduate of the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu institute, and holds a Massage Practitioner certification in California.

Ray served in the USMC for 9 years and we thank him for his service.

KIMO WILLIAMS, Founder Burbank Danzan Dojo


Kimo Sensei is the founder and Kahu (headmaster) of Burbank Danzan Dojo. He is an AJJF certified Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu.

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…)

MINH TRUONG, KUMU DANZAN

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 “Kumu Danzan” in 2015.

CHELSEA DEVINCENT, DOJO SENSEI


Chelsea currently holds a dojo and AJJF certified rank of Nidan (2d) in Danzan Ryu Judo & Jujitsu. Chelsea continues to train towards her Sandan rank in Danzan Ryu. Chelsea was awarded the Alaka'i title of “Dojo Sensei" in 2020.

JEFFREY STILLION, DOJO SENSEI


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

JESSE GALICIANO, HAUMANA SENSEI


Jesse currently holds a dojo rank of Shodan (1d) in Danzan Ryu martial & healing arts. Jesse continues to train towards his Nidan rank in Danzan Ryu. Jesse was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Hauamana Sensei" in 2018

MATT ERMINO, HAUMANA SENSEI


Matt currently holds a dojo rank of Shodan (1d) in Danzan Ryu martial & healing arts. Matt continues to train towards his Nidan rank in Danzan Ryu. Matt was awarded the Alaka'i title of "Hauamana Sensei" in 2021