Chris Love taking his Nidan test at the Kodenkan in 2006.
Chris started his martial arts training, in a
mixed style, near the end of 1993 while living in Arizona. After moving
back home to the Chicagoland area he briefly studied a Tae Kwon Do /
mixed style and Aikido before becoming introduced to Miyama Ryu
JuJutsu. He started studying this style at the College of DuPage
program run by Combat Arts Institute under Sensei John
Martin and Sensei Don Koz in March, 1994. He spent the next 5 1/2 years
rising through the ranks, preparing for sankyu before relocating to the
San Jose, CA. Chris began training with Professor Tony Janovich in July
of 2000. Chris has completed training in Professor Okazaki's
Restoration Therapy, taking both the Basic and Advanced courses from
Professor Janovich, completing them in April, 2004.
There is a direct lineage to Professor Okazaki in
Chris' training (Okazaki - Kufferath - Janovich - Love). This is
important in transmission of the art and preserving its heritage.
In addition to Danzan Ryu, Chris is also an instructor in Ju-Jo an invention of Dr. John J. Lewis (who was the instructor of Sensei Martin and Sensei Koz of Combat Arts Institute). As fas as it is known at the time of this writing, Chris is one of a few, if not the only, Ju-jo instructor west of the Mississippi.
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