About Us

Lehi Jujitsu opened on Historic Lehi Main Street on September 1, 2010, and is dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of the Danzan Ryu (DZR) system of Jujitsu.

Danzan Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese martial art. Training begins with basic stretching and strengthening exercises. Next, students learn rolls and falls that allow them to be thrown safely. The system is arranged into eleven lists of techniques, which teach the basics of balance, leverage and inertia. The first five lists are taught below Black Belt level: Yawara (basic holds and escapes), Nage No Kata (basic throwing arts), Shime No Kata (grappling arts), Oku No Kata (advanced combination arts) and Goshin Jitsu (self-defense arts). The remaining six lists, which are primarily taught to advanced students and Black belts, include advanced combination techniques, defenses against gun, knife, staff and sword, demonstration arts, iron fan and Yawara stick arts, kicks, strikes and a system of resuscitation and restorative massage techniques.




Sensei Duane Sheely began training in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu in 1983 at the Bushido Jutsu Kan under Sensei Dennis Estes in Lehi, Utah. Sensei Sheely holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree), recognized by the Shingan budo Kai, and Nidan (2nd degree), recognized by the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation. Sensei Sheely also studies TaeKwonDo and American Kenpo Karate. Sensei Sheely, a retired Major in the US Army, has trained Soldiers in self-defense tactics in Iraq, Afghanistan, and stateside.


Sempai Joseph Parker began training in DZR Jujitsu in 2006 under Sensei Jeremy Estes and Duane Sheely at Yama No Shin Kan in American Fork, Utah. Sempai Parker currently holds the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt), recognized by Yama No Onse Kan, and Ikkyu (1st degree brown belt), recognized by the AmericanJudo and Jujitsu Federation. Sempai Parker, a Master Sergeant in the US Army, is also an Army Combatives instructor and wrestling coach.



Tamara Applegarth, Duane Sheely, and Joe Parker

 68 West Main Street
Lehi, Utah 84043


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