Professor Tony Janovich, 10th Dan
began his Jujitsu study under Prof. Kufferath at the age of 12.
had studied under his father, who had taught hand to hand combat in the
Corps. Janovich spent many hours in training, even practicing after
class and on
weekends with his teacher.
addition to his physical training, he was also amassing a great deal of
knowledge about the life and deeds of Danzanryu founder Prof. Henry S.
A police officer, he has taught for the Department of Defense, various police agencies and colleges. He has owned and operated the Kodenkan Jujitsu & Restoration Therapy for more than 30 years. Prof. Janovich was the most senior student and chief instructor of Prof. Kufferath prior to Kufferath's death.
the treasurer of a great storehouse of knowledge on the Danzan-Ryu
and traditions, and also holds black belt ranks in Aikido and Judo and
studied several other martial arts. He also reads, speaks and writes
He has contributed several
articles on H. S. Okazaki to Black
He can be contacted at: Professor@kodenkan.com
Some additional photos of Prof. Tony Janovich
Prof. Janovich receiving his scroll from Prof. Kufferath. Janovich is the only student to receive an instructors scroll from Prof. Kufferath in the last 40 years.
Professor Janovich after the 1993 Okugi class. The characters on his jacket read "Okazaki Jujutsu No Ka Oi". "No Ka Oi" is Hawaiian for "is the best"!
Tony Janovich being thrown by his teacher Prof. Sig Kufferath in 1972.
Tony Janovich practicing on Ewa Beach, Hawaii in 1978 with Prof. Sig Kufferath.
Prof. Sig Kufferath and Tony Janovich on Ewa Beach, Hawaii in 1978. This photo was taken at the Kufferath family beach house at Ewa.
Tony Janovich, Hachiro Okazaki and Sig Kufferath at the Nikko Restoration Clinic in Honolulu, HI.
Prof. Ramon Lono Ancho, Jr. observes as Prof. Janovich makes an instructional point at his Kodenkan dojo in Santa Clara, CA, 5/14/1999.
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