Professor George Arrington, Hanshi, Ph.D. is a master teacher in the martial art of Danzan-Ryu Jujutsu. He is the founder of the Virginia Kodenkan and the creator and webmaster of the Danzan Ryu Jujutsu Homepage. 
He began his study of Danzan Ryu Jujutsu in 1970 under Professor Michael Belzer. He received his Shodan in 1974 from the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation (AJJF), and is currently ranked Shichidan, 7th Degree Black Belt and Professor, by the Kodenkan Danzan-Ryu Jujitsu Association (KDRJA) and Professor Tony Janovich, head of the Kodenkan Jujitsu School. In the summer of 1993, he attended the "Okugi" (inner secrets) class held in Campbell, California by Professors Sig Kufferath and Tony Janovich. Upon graduation, he was awarded a Kaidensho Renshi. He went on to advance this title to Shihan at the 2003 Kodenkan Jujitsu Okugi™ taught by Professor Janovich. He later served as an assistant instructor to the 2013 Kodenkan Jujitsu Okugi™ and received the title of Hanshi. This formal teaching license signifies that he has received all of the Danzan Ryu and designates him as an advanced master instructor. On June 20, 2014, the American Jujitsu Institute conferred upon Prof. Arrington a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Danzan-Ryu Jujitsu.
He has also been certified in Seifukujutsu (both basic and advanced), the Okazaki method of restoration massage by Professors Kufferath and Janovich. Professor Arrington has also studied other martial arts, including: Yang-style T'ai-chi Ch'uan, Pa Kua and Hsing-I under Robert W. Smith, Aikido under Clyde Takeguchi and Korean Karate under Sung Hong.
A native of Virginia, Professor Arrington is now living in California. Professor Arrington hosted several large martial arts seminars in the Washington, D.C. area that included such notable teachers as Professor Florendo Visitacion, Professor Wally Jay, Professor Tony Janovich and others.
In 1993, Professor Arrington published his first book, Yawara, a manual on the beginning list of techniques from Danzan Ryu. In 1996, he published the book, Mokuroku and Kaidensho which translates the graduation scroll of Danzan Ryu and other documents from Japanese to English. In 1995, he began work on The Danzan Ryu Jujutsu Homepage ( This web site has grown to be the largest and most detailed resource available on the Jujutsu system of Professor Henry S. Okazaki. Professor Arrington has also published the following Danzan-Ryu related titles: Danzan-Ryu Essentials, Fusegi Jutsu, Authentic Hand-To-Hand Combat From World War II and Esoteric Principles.
His most recent work is an independent film, "Jujutsu Shoden" which details the beginnings of Danzan-Ryu in southern California and presents a demonstration of the white belt course of Prof. Jim Marcinkus' Penmar Judo Kai. All of these items are available at:
Professor Arrington is available to instruct detailed seminars in all aspects of Danzan-Ryu Jujutsu. For more information, contact him at:

Photographs of Professor George Arrington

Professor Arrington receives his Nidan from Professor Mike Belzer in 1976.


Professor Arrington demonstrates an armlock on Ross Potts.

Okuri Harai

Hane Goshi

Isami Tsuki Nage

Tatsumaki Jime

Uki Otoshi

Prof. Vee, 1977

Escrima seminar with Master Matt Marinas and Prof. Florendo Visitacion in New York, September 1977. Also in photo: Robert Vance and Tom Goodnough.

Demonstrating Harage Ishi Wari in 1979 at Flint Hill Preparatory School

Martial Arts Club in 1979 at Flint Hill Preparatory School

Professor Arrington with Professors Sig Kufferath and Lono Ancho in Pennsylvania.

Virginia Kodenkan 1999 class picture.

Professor Arrington with Professor Wally Jay.

Group photo from the 2001 Ohana in Honolulu.

Professor Arrington with Professor Janice Okamoto at the Okazaki Nationals Tournament

Photo of the 1993 Okugi class in Campbell, CA

Professor Arrington with Professor Ancho along with Dwight Needham and Leonard Pesheck

Professor Arrington receives Shihan diploma from Professor Janovich at the 2003 Okugi class.

Graduation day at the Alameda Judo Jujitsu Club

The Virginia Kodenkan is visited by Professor Steve Byzek and Professor Len Riley in 1995.

Professor Arrington is given an appreciation award for his webpage by Professor Mike Chubb.

Sensei Dennis Dias and Professor Arrington after their participation in the Okazaki Nationals tournament.

Professor Arrington instructs on the finer points of a Tessen technique from Kiai no Maki.

Professor Arrington shows a finish to a sword technique from the Kiai no Maki.

Professor Arrington attending a Shingen no Maki class in  Medford, Oregon.

Professor Janovich and Professor Arrington at the Shingen no Maki class in  Medford, Oregon.

Professor Arrington awards the 2001 Danzan-Ryu Jujutsu Heritage Award to Professor Bill Randle.

Professor Arrington with the late Professor Byron Walker after a seminar in Houston, Texas.

Professor Arrington with "Oscar" after the 2003 Okugi

Students from Professor Okamoto's class who graduated from the 2003 Okugi class.

Sensei Dias and Professor Arrington explain an advanced technique to black belts Matthew Dias and Christopher Woo.

Professor Arrington demonstrated an advanced technique on Christopher Woo.

Kaidensho 1993

1993 Kaidensho Renshi

Kaidensho 2003

2003 Kaidensho Shihan


George Arrington's Rokudan certificate


George Arrington's Professor certificate


George Arrington's Shichidan certificate

Arrington Hanshi

Professor Arrington receives Hanshi diploma from Professor Janovich at the 2013 Okugi class.

Kaidensho 2013

2013 Kaidensho Hanshi

Okugi 2013

The Kodenkan Jujitsu Okugi™ class of March 3, 2013  

Front Row (L-R) Jon Tessier, Lawrence Boydston, Jack Mauck, Ronnie Jennings, S. Kainoa Li, Aneth Takamoto, Elizabeth Takamoto, Janice Okamoto (Assistant Instructor), Robert Hudson (Assistant Instructor), Tony Janovich (Instructor), Clive Guth (Assistant Instructor), Michael Urmeneta, Thomas Westfall (Assistant Instructor), George Arrington (Assistant Instructor), Michael Belzer, Tammy Graham, Michael Salter, Oscar.

Combined Back Row (L-R): Yousef Fahoum, Gregory Poretz, Barry Posner, Mark Peters, David Wooland, Chris Eller, Christopher Woo, Susan Jennings, Robert Rainey, Eric Atienza, Terrence Woo, David Shaw, Matthew Beatty, Michael Wheeler, Danielle Primas, Patrick Hedgepath, Peter Sweeny, Dennis Dias, Tatiana Deeff, Donald Stahlnecker, Justin Kocher, Keith Thomas, Hillary Kapowitz, Mark Roberts, Richard Young, Delina Fuchs, Thabiti Sabahive, Jerold Kunzman, Daniel Weinberg, Clifford Reis, Christopher Love, Benjamin Labelle, Daniel Van Hook, Nerissa Freeman, Guillermo Hernandez, Gary Yonkers, Robert Gebhart, Jason Romano, Chris Garland, Irene Swanson, Eddie Gearhart, Robert Kunkel, Lonnie Calhoun, Julian Pimienta, Karl Mueller, Richard Howell, Jack Martin (EMT), Austin Janovich (Videographer).

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