Student Manual

Yama No Onse Kan

 

Student Manual

 
 
 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 

Kodenkan

               Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

 
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Table of Contents

 

 

Introduction …………………………………………………………….…………………………3

Dojo Structure and Class Arrangement…….……………….…………………..……4

Bowing Protocol …………………………………………………….…………………………..4

Class teaching assignments ………………………………….…………………………….6

Safety ………………………………………………………………….……………………………..6

Dress Code ………………………………………………………….……………………………..7

Rank Structure….………………………………………………….……………………………..7

Obi (belt)  …………………………………………………………………………………………..8

Protocol with Visiting Professors..……………………………………………………….8

Violations of Protocol and Ethics .……………………………………………………….8

Conversation on the mat …………….……………………………………………………..8

Appendix A, Sample Notebook Table of Contents ….…………………………..9

Appendix B, Yawara ……………………………………………….…………………………10

Appendix C, Nage  …………………………………………………………………………….11

Appendix D, Shime  …………………………………………………………………………..12

Appendix E, Goshin Jitsu …………………………………………………………………..13

Appendix F, Oku  ..…………………………………………………………………………….14
 
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Introduction

 

The purpose of this student manual is to acquaint members of Yama No Onse Kan with the prevailing attitudes and practices regarding the standard of conduct and protocol in the dojo, and is presented for the purpose of acquainting one another with the values and beliefs that hold us together as a dojo. 

 

Duane A. Sheely, Sensei of Yama No Onse Kan (School of the Mountain Spring), began his study of Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu in 1983 under Professor Dennis J. Estes in Lehi, Utah. Yama No Onse Kan officially opened its doors on September 1, 2010 on historic Main Street in Lehi, Utah.

 

Yama No Onse Kan is a proud member of the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation (AJJF), which was founded by Merlin “Bud” Estes, Richard Rickerts, Ray Law, and John Cahill in 1953.

 

The primary goal of the AJJF is to preserve, perpetuate and perfect the art, science and ideals of Dan Zan Ryu (Cedar Mountain System) of Professor Henry Seishiro Okazaki. The AJJF is a fraternity of men and women, committed to this proposition, who feel supported and uplifted by the other members and by the leadership of our organization.

 

 General consistency in techniques, teaching style, etiquette, protocol, and philosophy help create unity within the AJJF and Yama No Onse Kan, as well as a group identity that is important in any organization. The goal of the AJJF will be achieved by setting and keeping high standards for technical ability, character, teaching skills, protocol and etiquette.

 

All members of Yama No Onse Kan need to fully accept the proposition, as stated by our Founder in his “Esoteric Principles,” that the fundamental reason for practicing jujitsu is to complete and perfect the character. The character of each person is made up of an aggregate of tendencies, which is the sum total of the basic values, attitudes, and inclinations of a person’s mind.

 

The purpose of the practice of courtesy, etiquette and protocol in our dojo is to help firmly establish good habits of conduct and thinking so that our goal of the perfection of character can gradually be realized, one step at a time. By providing for, and insisting upon a well-disciplined environment in our dojo, individual growth of students toward self-mastery and self-expression is greatly enhanced.

 

Protocol and etiquette are integral and inseparable aspects of our jujitsu training. All students are expected to display proper etiquette and attitude at all times. The dojo is a place for serious study of a potentially dangerous art. By insisting on strict adherence to protocol, etiquette and rules of conduct, we establish a safe learning environment.  Etiquette is a characteristic inherent of not just the physical aspect of the art, but of the philosophy, which the art embraces. One is inseparable from the other.

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Dojo Structure and Class Arrangement

The east wall of the dojo is designated as Shomen. Shomen is the area traditionally reserved for the sensei, assistant instructors, honored guests, and dojo officers during special meetings. On the wall behind shomen is kamiza, or "upper seat." The American flag, Japanese flag, and a photograph of Professor Okazaki are respectfully placed on this wall.

 

At the opening and closing of class, Sensei sits with his back to the kamiza. All other black belt instructors sit to Sensei’s right, with the highest-ranking black belt sitting next to Sensei. Visiting black belts or Professors who are of a higher rank than Sensei sit to Sensei's left.

 

Brown belts line up to the left side of sensei, in descending rank, with the highest ranking student closest to shomen, with green belts following the brown belts.

 

Blue belts and purple belts line up to the right side of Sensei, in descending rank, with the highest ranking student closest to shomen, with purple belts following the blue belts.

 

Orange belts, yellow belts, and white belts sit directly opposite shomen. These students line up with the highest ranking orange belt closest to the brown belts and green belts, with yellow belts following the orange belts and white belts following the yellow belts.

 

When the class size is small, all of the students should sit opposite shomen in one line, with the highest-ranking students sitting in descending ranks nearest the brown belt area.

 

Bowing Protocol

 

There are two basic ways to bow.

 

Ritsurei, the standing bow, is the most common form. Stand with your heels together, both arms at your side, with open hands at the sides of your thighs. Looking ahead slightly, bow from your hips until your chest comes forward at an angle of approximately 30 to 45 degrees.

 

Zarei, the kneeling bow, is done from seiza (formal kneeling position), sitting on your knees and feet, with big toes crossed and back erect. As you bow, place your left hand on the mat first, followed with your right. Your hands form a triangle, with your thumbs and fingers touching at a distance of about six inches in front of your knees. Bend your chest forward as in ritsurei, at an angle of 30 to 45 degrees, with your elbows slightly apart. While performing the bow, do not raise your hips from the mat; they should maintain in contact with your heels. When rising from the kneeling bow, reverse the order of hand placement onto your thighs, with the right hand first returning, followed by your left hand.

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When to bow

 
Bow when entering and leaving the dojo.

Bow before stepping onto the mat and when leaving the mat.

Bow before and after working with each person in class.

 

If a student arrives late to class, they should wait patiently at the edge of the mat until being recognized by Sensei, and then bow before stepping onto the mat.

 

Opening of class

 

Students line up in formation and sit in seiza. At the opening ceremonies, commands are recited by Sensei or a senior-ranking assistant assigned by Sensei. The commands are as follows:

 

Kiotsuke (Attention)

Mokuso (Meditate)

Yamae (Stop)

Shomen Ni (Face to respect shomen)

Rei (Bow)

Sensei Ni (Face to respect Sensei)

Rei (Bow)

 

Closing of class

 

Students line up in formation and sit in seiza. At the closing ceremonies, the commands are recited by Sensei or a senior-ranking assistant assigned by Sensei. The commands are as follows:

 

Kiotsuke (Attention)

Mokuso (Meditate)

Yamae (Stop)

Sensei Ni (Face to respect Sensei)

Rei (Bow)

Shomen Ni (Face to respect shomen)

Rei (Bow)

 

After the bow to Sensei, Sensei always stands up first, before the rest of the class. During the closing ceremony, Sensei leaves the mat first, before the rest of the class adjourns. Students wait until all of the black belts leave the mat. Students stand up and leave the mat in order of rank, highest to lowest.

 

When a Professor or other high-ranking black belt visitor enters the dojo, the head instructor stops class and has the class bow to the visiting dignitary.
 
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If a student needs to leave the mat during the class time for any reason, such as going to the restroom, they inform the instructor first, and then perform a standing bow when leaving the mat area. Upon a return, the student waits patiently at the edge of the mat until being recognized by Sensei, and then bows before stepping onto the mat.

 

Class teaching assignments

 

When Sensei gives an assignment to an assistant or advanced student, the assistant bows to Sensei, indicating acknowledgement and acceptance of the assignment, and then the assistant does exactly as Sensei has instructed. It is proper protocol to bow whenever there is a transfer of authority.

 

Class is frequently subdivided into smaller groups led by various senior students. A primary dilemma faced by most beginning students is that two different instructors seldom teach the same technique the exact same way. The final decision as to how techniques should be performed and taught rests with Sensei alone. However, if a student is being taught by an assistant instructor who teaches the technique differently than Sensei, they should follow the instructions of the assistant instructor, even if the instruction seems to be incorrect. It would be best to confer with Sensei at a later time about the conflict and ask for a resolution. Sensei has the responsibility to oversee the ways in which the assistants are teaching the techniques to ensure correctness. Assistants are obligated to check with Sensei if they have any questions as to how a technique should be taught.

 

There is a tendency for high-ranking students to take it upon themselves to teach anybody at any time, and even to take over groups taught by lower-ranking students without Sensei’s permission. This practice is a breach of protocol, since it is Sensei's responsibility to assign assistant instructors to teach small groups.

 

Safety

 

Students and instructors must always work safely. There is no excuse for recklessness. Every instructor has a responsibility to teach students how to perform techniques safely at all times.

 

There are only two acceptable ways to sit on the mat, either seiza (formal kneeling position) or anza (cross-legged position). Any other way of sitting or reclining on the mat is considered impolite and may be unsafe.

 

Students should not wear rings, bracelets, neck chains, earrings, body piercings, or any sharp articles while practicing jujitsu.

 

Fingernails and toenails should be clipped short.

 
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Students should not practice any technique that has not been formally presented to them by Sensei. Likewise, students should not practice advanced techniques on lower-ranking students without supervision.

 

Tori (the person performing the technique) is responsible for the safety of uke (the person working with tori).

 

All injuries, no matter how minor, are to be immediately reported to Sensei.

 

Weapons use and defense are always taught in an atmosphere of seriousness. All weapons,

regardless of whether they are "real" or "practice," need to be treated as potentially deadly. The

purpose of weapons training is to develop courage in our students. Therefore, a serious attitude

is essential.

 

Dress Code

 

Clothing and uniforms should be clean.

 

Kyu  ranks: White cotton gi jacket and white cotton gi pants. If an undershirt or socks are worn, they should be white.

 

Dan ranks: White cotton gi jacket and black or white pants. If an undershirt or socks are worn, they should be white.

 

Rank Structure

 

AJJF Kyu ranks are as follows:

 

Jukyu (White)

Kukyu (Yellow)

Hachikyu (Orange)

Shichikyu (Purple)

Gokyu (Blue)

Yonkyu (Green)

Sankyu (Third Brown)

Nikyu (Second Brown)

Ikkyu (First Brown)

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Obi (belt)

 

Proper respect for the obi designating the rank of a student will be adhered to at all times. When your obi is not around your waist or in a bag, it should be kept off the mat and floor.

 

When performing techniques requiring the use of an obi, the lower ranking student should provide his or her obi for use.

 

Protocol with Visiting Professors

 

It is an honor when a Professor visits our dojo. They have dedicated their lives to the preservation of Danzan Ryu. When a Professor arrives in our dojo, treat them with the utmost respect. Most Professors prefer to be referred to during class time as "Professor." It would be a breach of etiquette to refer to a Professor by his or her first name without permission.

 

Violations of Protocol and Ethics

 

One of the main things we strive to teach through the medium of our jujitsu training is self-discipline. Without self-discipline, a person achieves little, if anything, in life. It is self-discipline that keeps us on the path to success, no matter how long it takes or what obstacles may be thrown in the way. However, self-discipline is not an inherited trait. It can be systematically learned and systematically applied. By setting a disciplined example, and by emphasizing the rules of etiquette and protocol, our students are practicing self-discipline. We are teaching our students to discipline themselves so that others won't have to. Self-discipline is self-mastery, and it is what enables us to achieve lifelong gratification, since it is one characteristic that always makes the difference between success and failure.

 

Conversation on the mat

 

Conversation on the mat should be limited to discussion of the arts that are currently being practiced. Talking should be loud enough only for the two people involved to hear. Social conversations should be done outside of the dojo.

 

 When the instructor in charge gives a command to stop, all talk should stop immediately.

 

When possible, visitors should wait until class is over before communicating with anyone on the mat.

 

Profanity will not be tolerated in the dojo.

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Appendix A

 

Sample Notebook

 

Table of Contents

 

 

Introduction

Section 1……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Introduction

Section 2……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..History

Section 3………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Philosophy

Section 4…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Miscellaneous

Section 5……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Meditation

 

Shoden

Section 6…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………….Shise

Section 7…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Rolls and Falls
Section 8……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Yawara

Section 9…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Nage

Section 10……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Shime

Section 11…………………………………………………………………………………………………………...Miscellaneous Shoden

 

Chuden

Section 12…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Goshin Jitsu

Section 13…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Kiai no Maki Section 14…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Oku

Section 15………………………………………………………………………………………………….Iron Palm and Strengthening

 

Okuden

Section 16…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....Kappo

Section 17……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Massage

Section 18……………………….....……………………………………………………………………………………………….Seifukujitsu

Section 19……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Shinin

Section 20…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Shinyo

 

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Appendix B

 Yawara

 

Katate hazushi ichi…………….Single hand escape one

Katate hazushi ni……………….Single hand escape two

Ryote hazushi……………………Double hand escape

Morote hazushi…………………Multiple hand escape

Yubi tori hazushi ……………….Finger hold escape

Momiji hazushi………………….Red maple leaf escape

Ryoeri hazushi…………………..Double lapel escape

Yubi tori…………………………….Finger hold

Moro yubi tori…………………..Multiple finger hold

Katate tori…….…………………..Single hand hold

Ryote tori………………………….Double hand hold

Tekubi tori ichi………………….Wrist hold one

Tekubi tori ni…………………….Wrist hold two

Imon tori…………………………..Lapel crossing hold

Ryoeri tori…………………………Double lapel hold

Akushu kote tori ……………….Hand grip forearm hold

Akush ude tori…………………..Hand grip arm hold

Akushu kotemaki tori………..Hand grip forearm winding hold

Kubi nuki shime…………………Neck withdrawal constriction

Hagai shime………………………Wing pinion constriction

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Appendix C

Nage

 

Deashi harai……………………...Advancing foot sweep

Sasae ashi………………………….Propping leg

Okuri harai………………..………Sending sweep

Soto gama…………………………Outside sickle

Uchi gama……………..………….Inside sickle

Soto momo harai…………..….Outside thigh sweep

Uchi momo harai……….……..Inside thigh sweep

Ogoshi…………………………..….Major hip

Utsuri goshi………….…….…….Changing hip

Seoi nage….……….……………..Back carry throw

Ushiro goshi………………….…..Rear hip

Seoi goshi………………………….Back carry hip

Tsurikomi goshi………….……..Lifting pulling hip

Harai goshi…………..……………Sweeping hip

Hane goshi…………………………Springing hip

Uki otoshi……………………….….Floating drop

Makikomi……………………..…..Winding in

Kani sute…………………………...Crab sacrifice throw

Tomoe nage…………………….…Circle throw

Yama arashi…….…………………Mountain storm

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Appendix D

Shime

 

Eri gatame………………………...Lapel hold-down

Kata gatame…………….…..…..Shoulder hold-down

Juji gatame………………..………Cross hold-down

Shiho gatame….…………………Four corner hold-down

Sankaku gatame…………..…..Triangle hold-down

Ushiro gatame……………….….Rear hold-down

Namijuji jime……….…………...Normal cross mark choke

Gyakujuji jime……………....….Reverse cross mark choke

Ichimonji jime……………..…….Straight-line choke

Tsukkomi jime….………..……..Thrusting-in choke

Hadaka jime ichi………………..Naked choke one

Hadaka jime ni…….…………….Naked choke two

Hadaka jime san………………..Naked choke three

Dakikubi jime…………….………Embracing neck constriction

Osaegami jime……..……………Hair hold constriction

Kote jime……………………….….Forearm constriction

Tenada jime………………….…..Arm blade constriction

Dho jime……………………..…...Body constriction

Ashikarami jime………….….…Leg lock constriction

Ashinada jime…….………..……Foot blade constriction

Ashiyubi jime…………………….Toe constriction

Momo jime…………………..…..Thigh press constriction

Shikano itsusoku jime….…….Deer’s one-leg constriction

Shidari fuji jime………………….Hanging wisteria constriction

Tatsumake jime…………………Dragon winding (whirlwind) constriction

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Appendix E

Goshin Jitsu

 

Kataeri hazushi………………..….....Single lapel escape

Katate tori ni……………………….….Single hand hold two

Katate tori san…………………..……Single hand hold three

Katate tori shi…………….……..……Single hand hold four

Imon tori ni……………..………….….Lapel crossing hold two

Kata mune tori…………….........….Single chest hold

Ude tori……….……………………......Arm hold

Genkotsu ude tori……………..…...Fist arm hold

Ude gyaku ichi………….……...…….Arm reverse one

Ude gyaku ni……….………….….…..Arm reverse two

Ninin yubi tori….…………….….…..Two-man finger hold

Kataeri tori………………….…...…….Single lapel hold

Ushiro gyaku……………….…..……..Rear reverse

Kata hagai……..……..……..…………Single wing pinion

Tekubi shigarami…..……....………Wrist entanglement

Genkotsu otoshi…….……..…….….Fist drop

Hon gyaku ichi.……………..………..Basic reverse one

Hon gyaku ni..…………….….……....Basic reverse two

Ushiro daki nage.………...…..…..…Rear embracing throw

Mae daki nage ichi…….....….….…Front embracing throw one

Mae daki nage ni………...…….…...Front embracing throw two

Kata guruma………………….……....Shoulder wheel

Hizagarami………………..……..…….Knee lock

(Mae) Osaegami nage ichi…..….Hair-pulling throw one

(Ushiro) Osaegami nage ni….....Hair-pulling throw two

Kesa nage……………………….………Scarf throw

Ashi karami (shigarami)…..…..…Foot entanglement

Sannin nage………………..….…..….Three-man throw
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Appendix F

Oku

 

Deashi hayanada……………....Advancing foot quick blade

Ogoshi hayanada……………….Major hip quick blade

Seoi hayanada…….……..………Back carry quick blade

Norimi………….……………………Riding the body

Sumigaeshi…..………..………….Corner overturn

Mizukuguri…………..………..….Underwater dive

Maeyamakage……..…….……..Front mountain shadow

Komiiri……………………………….Entering in

Kotegaeshi………….…….……....Forearm overturn

Sakanuki….……….……………....Reverse pullout

Gyakute nage……………….…...Reverse arm throw

Hon tomoe…….……………….….True circle

Katate tomoe………….………....Single arm circle

Shigarami…………….……….……Arm capture

Gyaku shigarami……………..…Reverse arm capture

Kote shigarami……………….….Forearm capture

Koguruma…..………………..…..Small wheel

Tora nage…….…………………...Tiger throw

Tora katsugi…………………….…Tiger shouldering

Arashi otoshi..….…………………Storm drop

Hiki otoshi…………………………..Pulling drop

Kine katsugi………………………..Mallet shouldering

Kin katsugi………………………….Testicle shouldering

Kazaguruma……………………….Wind wheel
Jigoku otoshi........………………Hell drop
 
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