Black Belt Roster
[updated September, 2019]
Below is a listing of all students promoted to black belt grades since I started teaching Budoshin Ju-Jitsu in 1967. Students sublisted under a particular black belt were promoted directly by that black belt or with the support of a black belt board.
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 on their gi as a quick means of recognition. [Note that the outer ring is black with white print.] They should also have their BJJY Certificate of Promotion posted in the dojo. It should have their photo sealed & stamped on it, or, starting in 2017, their picture is actually part of the document, along with a registration number.
If a listed yudansha has a double-asterisk [**] after their name it means that they were either promoted by Sensei Bill Fromm [deceased], Sensei Dennis McCurdy [retired], Wade Suzie [deceased], Paul Klara, 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 a deceased or retired Budoshin Ju-Jitsu sensei and you wish to be on this list please send me a copy of your yudansha certificate stating such.
If you would also like an official BJJY certificate of rank you must be a current BJJY member.
A Budoshin Jujitsu Yudansha [black belt] may promote students up to one rank below his own rank. The use of a black belt board [additional instructors] can increase the credibility, integrity, and validity of the promotional evaluation if all of the instructors are competent in the martial art for which a candidate is being tested.
If a black belt is listed under more than one instructor it means that those instructors were part of the Black Belt Board that evaluated him/her for promotion.
Black Belt Promotions
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
Kudan – 9th degree black belt
Hachidan – 8th degree black belt
Shichidan – 7th degree black belt
Jeff Wynn – 2019
DonRaphael Wynn – 1d – 2000