Danzan Ryu Boston
Jujitsu and Healing Arts

51 New St. Cambridge, MA, 02139 • 617-413-6529info@dzrboston.com
It is with great sadness that I must announce the closing of Danzan Ryu Boston. We have had 4 exciting and fun years exploring the jujitsu and restoration techniques handed down from master Okazaki. I’d like to say thank you to all of the people who have come in for deep tissue body work over the last several years. Also a big thank you to all of the students who have come in to let me influence their martial arts training, it has been an honor. Our last day will be August 31, 2016.
-Ryan
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Below are some common terms you will hear on and around the mat at Danzan Ryu Boston. Many are common Japanese terms, others a little less rare. Some are Hawaiian words or phrases which also influence our art form

Jujitsu Terms

Atemi
Striking
Jujitsu
Ju is yielding, gentle; jitsu is a art or technique
Danzan Ryu
Sandlewood mountain System. Danzan is the Japanese word for the Chinese name for the Hawaiian Islands
Dantien
Chinese. Your center of gravity, or energetic center point. A few inches below and behind your belly button
Dojo
School, a place to learn martial arts
Domo Arigato
Thank you very much
Dozo
Please
Hajime
Begin, go
Hara
Japanese. Your center of gravity, or energetic center point. A few inches below and behind your belly button
Kata
The basic form of an individual art or technique
Kiotsuke
Attention, please come to attention and prepare for class
Kyu - Dan
A common ranking system. Kyu ranks are beginning ranks, dan ranks are advanced ranks.i
Kyu ranks are typiclaly colored belts. Dan ranks black belts
Mate
Stop, quit.
Moichido
Repeat, as in "I'd like to try that technique again"
Ne waza
Ground Techniques, grappling
Obi
Belt
Otegai
Class, other students
Ni
to, in the direction of
Randori
Standup fighting, judo style
Rei
Bow
Ryu
A system or school of martial arts
Seiza
Kneeling
Shomen
Front, place of honor, or altar
Shomen Ni Rei
Bow to the front, or altar area
Sutemi
To abandon. The term for a breakfall in Danzan Ryu
Tai-Sabaki
Whole body movements
Tori
The person performing the action, or the student
Uke
To receive, the person on which the action or art is performed
Ukeme
Falling
Waza
Technique, often combined with another word such as Atemi Waza (Striking techniques) or Te Waza (Hand Techniques)


51 New St. Cambridge, MA, 02139 • 617-413-6529info@dzrboston.com