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Professor Wally Jay, June 16, 1917 - May 29, 2011

The great Professor Wally Jay passed away peacefully just days short of his 94th birthday. With his passing, we have lost one the foremost students of Professor Okazaki. Those of us who have had the honor and privilege to study under him will miss the person but not his spirit, which will remain with us forever.

Nikko Jujitsu's Professor Richard Bunch extended these words to Bernice Jay and her entire family.

"My deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Jay family. Wally was a great man who profoundly impacted not only me, but also everyone he came into contact with. I first met Prof. Jay in the early 1960's where his direction way back then changed the course of my martial arts pilgrimage. Through the years Wally was more than a mentor to me, but a source of constant inspiration with his guidance and support. Prof. Jay will be missed more than spoken word could ever express. This marks the end of an era, but Prof. Jay's legacy will continue. Lots of love to the ENTIRE Jay family."

Mahalo nui loa

Prof. Richard Bunch




We perform at the San Jose Nikkei Matsuri Festival!

Nikko Jujitsu presented a demonstration of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu for the public at the San Jose Japantown's Nikkei Matsuri Festival. In this video, our Headmaster, Prof. Richard Bunch shows some techniques of our system that while simple, allow masterful control over his opponent (Sensei Lynel Gardner).

Nikko Jujitsu School was originally established in Hawaii in 1937. We have been providing top-quality instruction in the Bay Area for over 35 years. We promote the system of Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and supplement our teaching with other progressive styles. The teaching and training philosophy advocated at Nikko Jujitsu School seeks to promote a practical, diverse, utilitarian system of combat and self defense. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Naga Waza - Throwing Techniques
  • Katame Waza - Grappling Techniques
  • Kogeki Waza - Striking Techniques
  • Kansetsu Waza - Joint Locking Techniques
  • Shibori Waza - Choking and Strangling Techniques
  • Shinkei Waza - Nerve Pressure Point Techniques

Although the physical aspects of Jujitsu are most apparent, they are greatly enhanced with the spiritual and esoteric elements that complement the art. As a result of studying and training at Nikko Jujitsu School, students increase their skills, coordination, balance, self confidence, self control, and respect for themselves and others while participating in a learning experience that could last a lifetime. Training is open to all levels of ability and visitors are always welcome.