Professor David Woodland, Shihan

Sensei David Woodland, Shihan

Professor David Woodland began his martial arts training in Tang Soo Do Karate while stationed in S. Korea with the US Marine Corps. (1987-1995). After being transferred back to the States, David started Kodokan Judo and earned the rank of Shodan.  After another transfer to the east coast Professor Woodland found a qualified instructor in Tang Soo Do and re-started his studies.  After another transfer to Tooele Army Depot in Utah, Professor Woodland started his instruction in DZR Jujitsu under Professor Mike Lynch and continued his Tang Soo Do training with Mike’s twin brother Sifu Tim Lynch (also a professor in DZR jujitsu).
After being honorably discharged form the Marines Corps (E-5), Professor Woodland started his DZR training with a passion attending classes three hours a day six days a week as well as training in TSD two days a week.
One evening in 1999 while sitting at the kitchen table, Prof. Lynch told Professor Woodland that he knew he was “living on borrowed time” and that if anything should ever happen to him that Professor Woodland should seek out Prof. Ron Jennings as he had a similar approach and philosophy to DZR as he did. Prof. Lynch believed that Prof. Jennings would take care of me.
As a sandan (and with Prof. Lynch’s approval) Professor Woodland opened his own dojo in the summer of 2001.
After the death of Prof. Mike Lynch on December 31, 2002, Professor Woodland ‘inherited’ all of Prof. Lynch’s jujutsu manuals and documents.
In the spring of 2003, while traveling to Washington on business, Professor Woodland met with Prof. Ron Jennings and explained what Prof. Lynch had instructed Professor Woodland to do. Since the spring of 2003 Professor Woodland has been studying under Professor Ron Jennings at the Kaishikai dojo in Centralia, Washington.
Professor Woodland is a graduate of the 2013 Okugi with the Kaidensho title of Shihan. He received his Professorship from the Shoshin-Ryu Yudanshakai on August 23, 2015 but it was not announced until June 30, 2016.
Professor Woodland has four children and lives in Lyman, Wyoming where he is an IT Manager for a large chemical/mining company, he teaches Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Kids Tang Soo Do Karate through the local community college.

Ranks Earned:

    Tang Soo Do - Shodan
    Kodokan Judo - Shodan
    Danzan-Ryu Jujutsu - Godan
        Jujutsu ranks recognized by:
            American Jujitsu Institute
            Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai (Professor)
            Jujitsu America

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(L-R) Professor David Woodland, Prof. Dom Carrollo, Sensei Gary Anderson and Prof. Mike Lynch.

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Prof. Wally Jay applying a finger lock to Professor David Woodland.

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(L-R) Prof. Mike Lynch, Sensei Gary Anderson, Prof. Wally Jay, Professor David Woodland

Additional photos of Professor David Woodland

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Professor Woodland receiving the kaidensho from Prof. Tony Janovich – March 3, 2013 Professor Woodland at Prof. H.S. Okasaki massage clinic on South Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii – December, 2007
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Professor Woodland with Prof. Jane Carr - 2009 AJJF Convention Professor Woodland with Prof. Tom Hill and Prof. Tom Ball - 2009 AJJF Convention
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Professor Woodland with Prof. Sheryl Hager – 2009 AJJF Convention Professor Woodland with Prof. George Arrington – 2009 AJJF Convention
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Professor Woodland with Prof. Tony Janovich – 2009 AJJF Convention Professor Woodland with some of his students – 2009 AJJF Rocky Mountain Clinic (l to r) Elvin Uigaese, Kathleen Peterson, Justin Clifford, David Woodland, Jon Long, Gentry Boswell
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Professor Woodland with (l to r) Sue Jennings, Ron Jennings, Janice Okamoto, David Woodland, Justin Clifford – Kamp Kaishinkai 2009 Professor Woodland with Prof. Dennis Estes – Estes Ohana 2009
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Professor Woodland with Prof Sue Jennings and Prof Ron Jennings just after being promoted to Yodan – Kamp Kaishinkai, August 2008 Professor Woodland (pictured at right) heading home after several months in Kuwait City during Operation Desert Shield/Storm – Professor Woodland is a combat veteran of Desert Storm
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Professor Woodland and his students Justin Clifford and Jeff Hunt – Justin was just promoted to Shodan – February 2010 Professor Woodland with his student Elvin Uigaese – February 2010
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Professor Woodland teaching the Army National Guard two weeks before the unit deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months Professor Woodland at Prof. Henry Seishiro Okazaki's gravesite - December 2007

Godan and Professor from Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai
Godan and Professor from Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai
Godan from American Jujitsu Institute
Godan from American Jujitsu Institute
Godan from Jujitsu America
Godan from Jujitsu America

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