Sensei Hillary Kaplowitz is
the School Head of Pacific JuJitsu Kai in
California. In 1977, she began Danzan Ryu Jujitsu in
the juniors program at the Santa Monica YMCA under instructor 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 and Godan in 2011. She
received the title of Kyoshi from Prof. Hudson in 2008.
has promoted six students to the rank of black belt and beyond. Sensei
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 20 students from her dojo have graduated from the massage
program, and many have gone on to complete further training. In
addition, Sensei Hillary has served the AJJF as the Manager of the
SouthWest Region and SouthWest Regional Exam Coordinator from 2001-2009
and currently holds the Operations Committee position of National
Manager of Regions.
Sensei Hillary Kaplowitz teaching.
Kaplowitz and her Yudansha (L-R): Ephraim Schwartz, Ralph Rosas,
Nathalie Chappie, Sensei Hillary,
Aromalyn Magtira, Curtis Honda and Sasan Jahan-Parwar.
Hudson and Sensei Hillary Kaplowitz
maintained by George