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

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

Kudan – 9th degree black belt

 

Hachidan – 8th degree black belt

 

 

 

Shichidan – 7th degree black belt

   Jeff Wynn – 2019

             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

  Thomas Salander – 2019

           John Valceanu -1d-2019

           Adam Kennedy – 3d – 2018 

           Daniel Gaul – 1d – 2013 

           Charles Youman – 5d – 2019

           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

             Kelly O’Briant – 1d -2018

             Watkins Gray – 1d – 2018

             Coral Burke – 1d -2019

             Stewart Burke – 1d – 2019

    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 

    Chris Hendricks – 2014

             Chris Martell – 1d – 2011  

     Rick Torres – 2019

             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

 

 

 

Godan – 5th degree black belt

     David Dye – 2015

     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

     Dave Clark – 2019

            Paul Haynes – 2d – 2017

     John Castellon -2019

     Scott Finley** – 2017

     John Frank** – 2017

     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

 

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

    Adam Kennedy -3d- 2019   

           John Valceanu -1d-2019

    

 

 

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 

    Vincent Di Bella – 2015  

    Mike Montes – 1d – 2016