Professor Hillary Kaplowitz is the School Head of Pacific JuJitsu Kai
in Santa Monica, California. In 1977, she began Danzan Ryu Jujitsu in
the juniors program at the Santa Monica YMCA under Sensei Jim Nieto,
where she also competed on the Judo team. After a hiatus, she went on
to train under a number of Senseis including Mike Lynch and Ed Cook,
receiving her Shodan in 1998 from Profs. William Randle and Leif
Bennett. She then began training under Prof. Robert Hudson and received
her Nidan in 2000, Sandan in 2003, Yodan in 2006, Godan in 2011 and
Rokudan in 2016. She
received the title of Kyoshi from her Sensei in 2008 and attended the
2013 Okugi with him, receiving a Shihan Kaidensho from Prof Tony
Professor Hillary has promoted nine students to the rank of
black belt and beyond. Professor Hillary is a graduate of the Danzan
Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute Modules I, II, and III, and is now an
instructor in the program. Over the years more than 30 students from
her dojo have graduated from the massage program, and many have gone on
to complete further training. In addition, Professor Hillary has served
the AJJF as the Manager of the Southwest Region, Southwest Regional
Exam Coordinator and the Operations Committee position of National
Manager of Regions.
She received her Professorship in the AJJF on April 29, 2017 at the national convention in Ontario, CA.
her best. Professor Hillary Kaplowitz teaching.
Kaplowitz and her Yudansha (L-R): Ephraim Schwartz, Ralph Rosas,
Nathalie Chappie, Professor Hillary,
Aromalyn Magtira, Curtis Honda and Sasan Jahan-Parwar.
Hudson and Professor Hillary Kaplowitz
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