What we're about

This meetup group is for those interested in training in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu (also referred to as DZR). The art is very similar to Judo (and has roots in Kodokan Judo), but the training is less sport oriented. A large amount of training is focused on self defense. We do have members that will compete in Judo competitions, and do quite well.

Currently, we train under Sensei J.C. Islander. He holds a black belt in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. He received his 4th degree black belt in Karate Do under Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura. He received his 2nd degree black belt in Ying Jow Pai (Northern Eagle Claw) under Sifu Shum Leung. Sensei Islander is also proficient in Wu style Tai Chi Chuan with 8 years of intensive study. He has competed in a number of full-contact Karate, Judo, and Jujitsu tournaments.

Upcoming events (5+)

Monday night technique training.

440 Studios, Room 4F

Monday night training at Danzan Ryu NYC tends to focus on techniques, and may include some light randori (free-fighting work) under judo rules. Please check the FAQ (http://www.meetup.com/Danzan-Ryu-Jujutsu-NYC/messages/boards/thread/48979963) if you have any questions. If there isn't an answer there, shoot me an email, and I'll respond as soon as possible. Class is free if it's your first time. You can start training in sweats and a T-shirt or bring your own gi. When training, no zips or metal on your clothing, no jewelry and keep fingernails and toenail clipped short. This to avoid injury/scratches. Please fill out this form (http://www.ajjf.org/download/3655/) (just name, address, contact information, and sign date it) and bring it with you. Do not worry about paying the fee. You'll do that if you continue training with us. It's just that the form is also the liability waiver. Dojo visitors from other training groups (Judo, BJJ, DZR) may pay the one time mat fee to train. Approximate breakdown of class: 7:00: setup and change 7:15: Begin stretching and ukemi work 7:35: Begin technique work 8:45: Either randori/sparring or continue technique work 9:20: Conditioning 9:30: Class ends, put away mats, change.

Wednesday Night Technique and Randori Training

440 Studios, Room 4F

Wednesday night training at Danzan Ryu NYC tends to focus a bit more on randori (free response training), and also with work techniques or drills. If you are new to training, you will not be expected to train as intensively as people that have been training long term. Please check the FAQ (http://www.meetup.com/Danzan-Ryu-Jujutsu-NYC/messages/boards/thread/48979963) if you have any questions. If there isn't an answer there, shoot me an email, and I'll respond as soon as possible. Class is free if it's your first time. You can start training in sweats and a T-shirt or bring your own gi. When training, no zips or metal on your clothing, no jewelry and keep fingernails and toenail clipped short. This to avoid injury/scratches. Please fill out this form (http://www.ajjf.org/download/3655/) (just name, address, contact information, and sign date it) and bring it with you. Do not worry about paying the fee. You'll do that if you continue training with us. It's just that the form is also the liability waiver. Dojo visitors from other training groups (Judo, BJJ, DZR) may pay the one time mat fee to train. Approximate breakdown of class: 7:30: setup and change 7:45: Begin stretching and ukemi work 8:15: Begin technique work 8:30: randori/sparring or continue with technique work 9:20: Conditioning 9:30: Class ends, put away mats, change.

Monday night technique training.

440 Studios, Room 4F

Monday night training at Danzan Ryu NYC tends to focus on techniques, and may include some light randori (free-fighting work) under judo rules. Please check the FAQ (http://www.meetup.com/Danzan-Ryu-Jujutsu-NYC/messages/boards/thread/48979963) if you have any questions. If there isn't an answer there, shoot me an email, and I'll respond as soon as possible. Class is free if it's your first time. You can start training in sweats and a T-shirt or bring your own gi. When training, no zips or metal on your clothing, no jewelry and keep fingernails and toenail clipped short. This to avoid injury/scratches. Please fill out this form (http://www.ajjf.org/download/3655/) (just name, address, contact information, and sign date it) and bring it with you. Do not worry about paying the fee. You'll do that if you continue training with us. It's just that the form is also the liability waiver. Dojo visitors from other training groups (Judo, BJJ, DZR) may pay the one time mat fee to train. Approximate breakdown of class: 7:00: setup and change 7:15: Begin stretching and ukemi work 7:35: Begin technique work 8:45: Either randori/sparring or continue technique work 9:20: Conditioning 9:30: Class ends, put away mats, change.

Wednesday Night Technique and Randori Training

440 Studios, Room 4F

Wednesday night training at Danzan Ryu NYC tends to focus a bit more on randori (free response training), and also with work techniques or drills. If you are new to training, you will not be expected to train as intensively as people that have been training long term. Please check the FAQ (http://www.meetup.com/Danzan-Ryu-Jujutsu-NYC/messages/boards/thread/48979963) if you have any questions. If there isn't an answer there, shoot me an email, and I'll respond as soon as possible. Class is free if it's your first time. You can start training in sweats and a T-shirt or bring your own gi. When training, no zips or metal on your clothing, no jewelry and keep fingernails and toenail clipped short. This to avoid injury/scratches. Please fill out this form (http://www.ajjf.org/download/3655/) (just name, address, contact information, and sign date it) and bring it with you. Do not worry about paying the fee. You'll do that if you continue training with us. It's just that the form is also the liability waiver. Dojo visitors from other training groups (Judo, BJJ, DZR) may pay the one time mat fee to train. Approximate breakdown of class: 7:30: setup and change 7:45: Begin stretching and ukemi work 8:15: Begin technique work 8:30: randori/sparring or continue with technique work 9:20: Conditioning 9:30: Class ends, put away mats, change.

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