Professor Sue Jennings

Professor Sue Jennings of the Kaishinkai Dojo, Olympia WA.


Kaidensho title of Renshi – Prof. Tony Janovich
Professor DanzanRyu Jujitsu – Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai


Danzan Ryu Jujitsu
Godan – Jujitsu America (Life Member)
Godan – American Jujitsu Institute (Life Member)
Godan – Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai (Life Member)
Shodan – American Judo & Jujitsu Federation (Life Member)
Taekwondo – Shodan


KaishinKai Dojo, 6424 210th Ave SW, Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 273-6064, e-mail:


Sue Jennings began training in martial arts in 1984 studying Taekwondo and earned her Shodan from both Grandmaster Young Hak Lee and then the World Taekwondo Federation in 1987. In 1989 she began studying Danzan Ryu Jujitsu from Ron Jennings and received her Shodan in 1995. She is currently ranked as a Godan. Sue has studied massage therapy from Prof. Sig Kufferath, Prof. Lamar Fisher and Leif Grunseth, an Olympic massage therapist.

Sue is a life member of several Danzan Ryu organizations and is a member of the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors (AWMAI). She received the Menkyo Kaiden tilte of Renshi after intensive Okugi training from Professor Tony Janovich in 2003 and recognition as a DZR Professor from ShoshinRyu Yudanshakai in 2010.

Sue has been teaching Danzan Ryu Jujitsu at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington from 1998 to the present and is a senior instructor at KaishinKai Dojo near Centralia. She also teaches women’s self-defense classes and offers private as well as group lessons. She is co-director of Kamp KaishinKai, an annual summer camp held in Washington state. Sue has taught at national conventions for Jujitsu America, Shoshin Ryu, and the American Jujitsu Institute. In addition Sue was selected to be an instructor at Ohana 2001 in Hawaii and at Ohana 2003 and Ohana 2005. Ohana is a national conference of many (14+) national martial arts organizations.

Sue has been recognized with the following awards: an Ohana award from Jujitsu America, Presidential Awards for Distinguished Service by JA in 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2001, and was co-recipient of the Wally Jay Award. At Ohana 2001 in Hawaii she received the Samuel S. Luke Distinguished Service Award from the AJI. Sue is a graphic artist, and former editor of the Jujitsu America national newsletter and now editor of the American Jujitsu Institute's newsletter. She was also named to be the Custodian of Records for the Danzan Ryu Jujitsu Kodenkan Alliance that encompasses all jujitsu organizations practicing the arts of Danzan Ryu worldwide, along with Professor Sam Luke from The American Jujitsu Institute.

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Professor Sue Jennings at the 1999 Jujitsu America convention in San Mateo, CA.

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Professor Sue Jennings assists in teaching during a cane class given by her husband Professor Ron Jennings.

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