Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Black Belt Roster

    Below is a listing of all students I and other BJJY sensei have promoted to black belt grades since I started teaching Budoshin Ju-Jitsu in 1967. Students sublisted under a particular black belt were promoted by that black belt. 
    Effective September 1, 2003, every Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Black Belt promoted or certified by me or another BJJY certified black belt will be able to wear the BJJY logo/patch [above] on their gi as a quick means of recognition. [Note that the outer ring is black with white print.] This patch will be issued only to Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Black Belts promoted or certified by me who are members of the BJJY. They should also have their BJJY Certificate of Promotion posted in the dojo. It should have their photo sealed & stamped on it, along with a registration number. They should also have their current BJJY Annual Membership certificate posted in the dojo.

     If a listed yudansha has an asterisk [*] after their promotion date it means that they were either promoted directly by me or that I was the senior member of the promotional board. If a yudansha is listed 2-3 times under different people it means that the person they are listed under was a member of the promotional board.

     If a listed yudansha has a double-asterisk [**] after their name it means that they were either promoted by Sensei Bill Fromm [deceased] or Sensei Dennis McCurdy or a senior yudansha promoted by Sensei McCurdy.
    If a person is claiming to be a black belt in Budoshin Jujitsu and they're not on this list, please e-mail me immediately. It is possible that they may have been promoted by one of my black belts. I will be glad to check it out & get back to you. 
    If you were promoted by Prof. Dennis McCurdy in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu and you wish to be on this list please send me a copy of your yudansha certificate stating such.
    If you were promoted by a deceased Budoshin Ju-Jitsu sensei, please send me a copy of your certificate of rank.

Purple color indicates that the sensei is active and currently teaching Budoshin Ju-Jitsu

Kudan - 9th degree black belt


Hachidan - 8th degree black belt


Shichidan - 7th degree black belt

    Marc Tucker - 2015*

            David Dye - 5d - 2015 

           Gary Garnett - 4d -2015

           Ray Eber - 2d - 2015

           Vince Di Bella - 1d - 2015

            Angelo Castro - 1d - 2015 

             Tony Carreno - 1d - 2013 

            Stark Howell - 1d - 2012* 
           
Frank Blaney - 2d - 2006*
          
 Marc Kolodziejczyk - 2d - 2006*
           
Sean Gallimore -1d - 2003*

           
Denny delos Reyes - 1d - 2005*
            Paul Blaney - 1d - 2007*

            Michael Langewisch - 2d - 2010*

            Byron Davis - 2d - 2010*

            Jeremy Yamauchi - 1d - 2011*

    Will Harris** - 2010

            Jay Baldwin** - 2015 

 

 

Rokudan - 6th degree black belt
    Bruce Jones - 2006 [hon]   
            Arnold Smith - 3d - 2008 

                 Bruce Geyman - 2d - 2011
    Robert Wong - 1994*
            Jennifer Wong - 4d - 1995
            Leo Byrd - 4d - 1999
                Sandra Chang - 2d - 2002

                Laureano Alvarez - 1d - 2004
            Rod Carrasco - 2d - 1997
            Nick DeMauro - 2d - 1997
            David Newton -1d - 1989
            Jim Dangerfield - 1d - 198?
            Ben Miller - 1d- 1996
            Dennis Dionesio - 1d - 1997
            Sam Rodriguez -1d- 1997

    Mark Jordan - 2009*

                 Dennis McCafferty - 1d - 2013         

             Andrew Sparks - 2d - 2013

            Antonio Ramon - 2d - 2013

            Cheri Zoe' Walker - 1d - 2012

            Stark Howell - 1d- 2012* 

            Jeff Wynn - 5d - 2011*

                 Tony Damigo - 4d - 2011* 

                 Matthew Gelaude - 1d - 2011* 

            Bobby Hill - 2007
            Willie Huang - 2007
            Ezra Pugh - 2007

            David Eckardt - 2003
            Daniel Erickson - 2003

            Michael Sebastian - 2d - 2002*
            Paul Hale - 1d - 1997*
            Ed Diffner - 1d- 1998*

     Mark Burton** - 2010 

    Thomas Salander - 2014*

           Adam Kennedy - 2d - 2013 

           Daniel Gaul - 1d - 2013 

           Charles Youman - 4d - 2010 

           Stark Howell - 1d - 2012
            Kevin Brennan - 2d - 2003
            Michael J. Hobson - 2d - 2006
            Lawrence Tomek - 2d - 2006
            Robert Connolly - 2d - 2005
            Daniel Orkwis - 1d - 2003
            Robert Rogers - 1d - 2006 

                Chris Martell - 1d - 2011

    Chris Hendricks - 2014*

                Chris Martell - 1d - 2011  

    Jeff Wynn - 2013*

            DonRaphael Wynn - 1d - 2000
            Jared Wynn
- 3d - 2012
            Cory Wynn - 2d - 2010   

             Greg Catanese - 2d - 2010  
            DonRaphael Wynn - 1d - 2000

              Louise Wynn - 2d - 2010 

              Tony Damigo - 4d - 2011* 

              Matthew Gelaude - 1d - 2011* 

              DiAnn Reese - 2d - 2015

             Kelley Robins - 2d - 2015

              Jason Hirata - 1d - 2014

              William Griffin - 1d - 2014

              Charlie Armstrong - 2d - 2017 

              Kelly Garcia - 1d - 2016

             Ben Hirata - 1 d - 2016

             Jason Claus - 2d - 2016
             
Lindsay Price - 1d - 2017

             Kirk Price - 1d - 2017

 

 

 

Godan - 5th degree black belt

      David Dye - 2015*
     Rick Torres - 2015*

            Ed Kimes - 1d - 2014 

             Clint Sparks - 1d - 2014

             Kyle Winfield - 1d - 2014

             Arronn Baylor - 1d - 2014

             Walker Baylor - 1d - 2014

             Harrison Baylor - 1d - 2014
            Eric Tollett - 2d - 2006
            Juan Alcantar Jr. -2d - 2006
            Jason Allen - 1d - 2004

     Tony Damigo - 2015*  

            Michael Gelaude - 2d - 2013
            Matthew Gelaude - 2d - 2011*      
            William Sherman, Jr. - 3d - 2013
              Sherry Gibson - 2d - 2016
            Steve Pendergrass - 1d - 2007
            Chris Carstons - 1d - 2007
            Dani Pendergrass - 1d - 2007
            Mason Yohn - 1d - 2006

    Steven Castorena - 2015*

             Mike Montes - 1d - 2016 

            Cheri Zoe' Walker - 1d - 2012

            Andy Sparks - 1d - 2012

            Antonio Ramon - 1d - 2012

            Cheri Zoe' Walker - 1d - 2012
            Steve "Kimo" Williams - 1d - 2002*
            Peter Jones - 1d - 2007*

    Pierre Lautischer - 19

    Chris Hendricks - 2014*

                Chris Martell - 1d - 2011  

 

 

Yodan - 4th degree black belt

     Gary Garnett - 2015

     Cindy Rivera - 1981* 
            Victor Rivera - 3d - 197?*
            Axelle Rohrbach - 1d - 197?*               
    Kenneth Harte - 1994* 
            Carmen Harte - 2d - 1999
            Tom Shelburne - 1d - 1995*
            Byron Reyes - 1d - 1997*
            Steve Mittleman - 1d - 1999
    Matityahu Elyashiv - 1996*
    Kevin Harte - 2001*
    Ron Sekulich - 2004*
            Michael Sebastian - 2d - 2002*
            Steve "Kimo" Williams - 2d - 2004
            Paul Hale - 1d - 1997*
            Ed Diffner - 1d- 1998*
            Brian Sincomb* -1d - 2003*

    Dave Stuart** - 2011 

     George Cushinan - 2013*

            Jeff Newton - 3d - 2015

            Gary Bulian - 3d - 2015

            Robby Moss - 2d - 2014

            Roger Fung - 2d - 2014

            Nick Cushinan  - 2d - 2014

            Ellery Bunn - 2d - 2014

            Julia Piotrowski - 2d - 2014

            Roy Long - 2d - 2005

            Raymond Tam - 1d - 2011

            Rowan McCormick - 1d - 2011

            Marino Brilli - 1d - 2012  

             Cynthia Yan - 1d - 2008 
            Travis Morrison - 1d - 2008 
            Jeff Morrison - 1d - 2008
            Robert Reynolds - 2d -2006
            Allan Beattie - 1d -2006
            Greg Oortwyn - 1d - 2003
            Hayley Manning - 1d - 2003
            Raj Dhanasar - 1d - 2003 

    Michael Langewisch - 2017*

          Jeremy Yamauchi - 1d - 2011*

    Byron Davis - 2017* 

          Angelo Castro - 1d - 2015

          Jeremy Yamauchi - 1d - 2011*

           Matthew Gelaude - 1d - 2011*

          

 

Honorary Ttitles:
   Marc Tucker - Kyoshi -2017
   Thomas Salander - Renshi - 2013
   Chris Hendricks - Renshi - 2015
   Jeff Wynn - Renshi - 2016
   Enrique Torres - Renshi - 2017
   Tony Damigo - Renshi - 2017
   Steven Castorena - Renshi -2017


Sandan - 3rd degree black belt
    Dan Stone - 1977*
    Daniel Nofal - 1981*
    Tevis Verrette - 1985*
            Francis Leidinger - 1d - 1986
    Stephen Copping - 1990*
            Eugene Roddenberry - 1d - 1992
    Anthony Ibbott - 1994*
    Lynden Holloway - 2001*
    Bob Pruitt - 2004*
    Linda DellaPelle - 2008*
          Christian Zivelonghi - 1999
          John Portlock - 2003
          Dustin Contreras - 2004
          Cesar George - 2007   

    Bill Swope - 2009*

             Kevin Saul - 1d - 2009

    John Frank** - 2013

    Scott Finley** - 2014

    Dave Clark - 2016

             Paul Haynes - 2d - 2017

 

 

Nidan - 2nd degree black belt

     Steve Gwynn - 1976*
    Jeff Mullich - 1985*
    R David Moore - 1987*
            Paul Martino -1d- 198?
            Patrick Tobey - 1d - 1991
    Mitch Shands - 198?*
    Jennifer Clark [Toot] - 1992*
    Rodney Toot - 1991*
    Paul Martinez - 1999*
          John Portlock - 1d - 2003
          Dustin Contreras - 1d - 2004
    Linda Crochiere - 2002*
    Michael Sebastian - 2002*
    Frank Blaney - 2006*
          Paul Blaney - 1d - 2007*
         
Michael Langewisch - 1d - 2007*
    Marc Kolodziejczyk - 2006*
          Paul Blaney - 1d - 2007*
         
Michael Langewisch - 2007*

          William Sherman, Jr. - 2011 

    Antonio Ramon - 2013

     Joe Walstrum - 2013 

     Jay Baldwin - 2015 

      Ray Eber - 2015 

     Glenda Perl - 2017* 

 

Shodan - 1st degree black belt
    Robert " Kelly" Harte - 1977*
    William White - 1978*
    Fird White - 1978*
    Gary French - 1979*
    Jorge Chaves - 1976*
    Richard Stone - 1971*
    Carol Vielleux - 197?*
    Kevin Mullich - 197?*
    Gwyn Jolly - 197?* 
    Hannie Blaauw - 1982
    William Perrin - 1986*
    Glen Mayeda - 1987*
    Edward Idian - 1987*
    Arif Halaby - 1988*
    Tina Campos - 1983*
    Dan Carrison - 1990*
    Mark Myer - 1990*
    Robert Price - 1992*
    Alan John - 1994*
    Rod Lopez, Jr. - 1994*
    Sean Gallimore - 2003*
    Brian Sincomb - 2003*
   
Denny delos Reyes - 2005*
    Paul Blaney - 2007*
    Peter Jones - 2007*
    Steve Pendergrass - 2007*
   
Chris Carstons - 2007*
   
Paul Sucher - 2007*

    Lee Jacobs - 2008*

      Dan Duran - 2009*

    Jeremy Yamauchi - 2011*

    Matthew Gelaude - 2011*

      Chris Martell - 2011*  

     DiAnn Reese - 2012

    Kelley Robins - 2012

     Stark Howell - 2012*

    Jodi Canapp - 2012

    Tony Carreno - 2013 

    Jason Hirata - 2014

     William Griffin - 2014

     Charlie Armstrong - 2014 

    Vince Di Bella - 2015  

   Mike Montes - 1d - 2016 



 

 

 

 

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