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10th dan Menkyo Kaiden, the current world Doyen of Grandmasters of Ju Jitsu.

First Occidental to be gratified of the 10th dan in Ju Jitsu.

This was the first time that the highest official graduate of a Japanese Martial Art was not a Japanese but an Occidental.


The Japon Budo Federation Seibukan officially expressed to
him its own recognition for its work to the training of young people.

Jacques Chirac decorated him for «his merits of journalist, of writer, of teacher of the young people and of creator of champions, who as made reappear in Paris the Japanese art of authentic high level Ju Jitsu, which is part of the universal inheritance but that by then was estimated lost even in Japan».

Famous journalist of investigation and opinion, whose certain «impossible» investigations are engraved in the memory of world journalism and have made qualify him «civil hero», he is now the only holder of the knowledge of Grandmasters of Butokukai.

Its teaching and its example, highly ethics and techniques, are spread in the whole world.

The Dai Nippon Butokukai was the Imperial Martial Virtue Association until the end of WW2.

The best masters of the 11 most important Ju Jitsu schools were brought together there and were in charge of elaborating a synthesis of the most efficient techniques of each school.

Particularly rational and structured, this «supreme method» was only taught to a selected elite which refused to ensure its diffusion after 1945, for the sake of coherence with its Japanese traditional ethics.

By an exceptional combination of circumstances detailed in book «La plume et la main vide» («The feather and the empty hand», available in French), the last holder of this method is now Stefano Surace.

And in 1988 decided to start teaching in order to preserve his knowledge who is part of the universal patrimony.

Hi thus made reappear the most level of Ju Jitsu, which seemed disappeared.

Its famous techniques of higher Ju Jitsu, making possible to neutralize in a nonviolent way an attacker even very violent, are very formative for young people end providential for the police force, avoiding many disadvantages to them.

Four of its pupils gained the Ju Jitsu World Cup - free fights without categories of weight being held on hard ground (and thus without tatami) - in 1993, 1994, 1997 et 1994 : Nicourt, Grillot, Stoppa, Perier.

Among the innumerable honors whose Grandmaster Surace are gratified in the whole world, we just mention the following :

- Chair of World Butokukai Institute (WBI) ;

- World technical Director and honor member for life of International Ju Jitsu Federation (IJJF) and of European Ju Jitsu Union (EJJU) ;

- Honor President for life of Kaizen ryu ;

- Honor Member for life of Hanshi no Iinkai, Hall of fame, World British Art Martial Federation.

And many other…

The IJJF and EJJU, whose Grandmaster Surace is the world technical Director and honor member for life, are the most important worldwide Budo official institutions, the only recognized by UNESCO.

The directory of international organizations, qualifies the IJJF as «the world-leading organization for all styles of Japanese Ju-Jitsu based martial arts».

«The IJJF establishes training in the original ancient styles of Japanese Ju-Jitsu, including unarmed self-defence, and cultivates the spiritual values of Japan, including the Buddhist underpinning; it carries out scientific research on the physical and mental aspects of the ju-jitsu.»

Grandmaster Surace may be contacted at the :

Stefano Surace
19 rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques
75005 Paris

Phone : + 33 6 63 44 93 49

Email : -

Website: www.surace-jujitsu.fr


10th dan Hanshi in Ju Jitsu.

For 47 years, Grandmaster Crimi has been passionately immersed in martial arts. His path began in 1959 in Nevada.

He trained in Judo for the next four years.

In 1963 he moved to Grass Valley, Ca. and in the city of Sacramento he found a new Dojo whereby karate was taught.

In 1969 he received a Dojo Shodan in Kempo Karate.

The following two years (1970-1972) took Grandmaster Crimi through a multitude of martial arts, including Hwarang Do, Tang Soo Do, Hapkido, Aikido, yet his quest was still unfulfilled.

In 1972 his interest was peaked by an article pertaining to the «elite» of the martial arts world. This was in reference to Jujutsu.

He then found a seminar being taught in Nevada, by a Professor Francis Merlin «Bud» Estes (who was a student of the late Founder of Kodenkan-DanZan Ryu Jujutsu Seishiro «Henry» Okazaki), and attended.

In Professor Estes, Dr. Crimi found his true master. With permission from Professor Estes, he opened his own Dojo in Grass Valley, Ca. and founded Hikari Ryuza Ryu Do Kan®, and Hikari Ryuza Ryu Jujutsu®.

Dr. Crimi was a student of Professor Estes starting in 1972 and was a private student of Professor Estes’ for the last four years of Professor’s life, traveling at least twice a week from Grass Valley to Chico, Ca. until Professor Estes’ death in 1981. One-year prior to his teacher’s passing, while receiving his Sandan, he was imparted these words: «Welcome aboard.

How does it feel to be a servant to mankind for the rest of your life?»

Grandmaster Crimi has been teaching Martial Arts i.e. Karate and DanZan Ryu Jujutsu for the past 36 years, 28 of those years have been spent teaching Hikari Ryuza Ryu Jujutsu®.

Since the opening of his Dojo, Dr. Crimi has been responsible for 33 students attaining the rank of black belt (Shodan) and higher.

He has been a defensive tactics instructor for law enforcement for over 30 years.

His defensive tactics course is certified through the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), California Department of Justice.

His curriculum includes special courses of tactical training, such as ATGrD (Advanced Tactical Ground Defense), PCT (Pain Compliance Techniques), and Ha-e-Ha (blade to blade).

Current Martial Arts Ranks and Honors :

The rank of Judan

10th degree black belt, Grandmaster of Hikari Ryuza Ryu Jujutsu ® (ATAMA, EJJU # 6 60/2003)

The rank of Kudan

9th degree black belt, Shihan of Danzan Ryu / Goshin Ryu Jujutsu (EJJU # 707/2002)

On 04, February 2005 Dr. Crimi received the Meritorious Service Medal from Law Enforcement for 30 years of service to Law Enforcement and the community.

The Meritorious Service Medal is one of the highest awards that Law Enforcement can bestow upon an individual.

Education (Academia)

Dr. Crimi holds a Ph.D. in Medical Science, an O.M.D. Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and is board certified through the United States Integrative Medical Association, the American Alternative Medical Association, the American Naturopathic Medical Association, and the International Alternative Medical Association.


Grandmaster Crimi is the President of The American Teachers Association of Martial Arts (ATAMA).

The Grandmaster is also honored to be the United States Representative and the International Technical Director for the EJJU, IJJF and the all Budo Federation Seibukan Academy, Kyoto Japan European Jujitsu / Jujutsu Union (EJJU).

Grandmaster Crimi is also an honored member of Hanshi No Iinkai

Grandmaster Crimi may be contacted through Ms Ioy Geary (Shizumu sensei) at the :

Hikari Ryuza Ryu Do Kan ®

Phone:530-432-5588Fax: 530-432-0674


Website: http://www.ryuzado.com


 Date of Birth: 28th June, 1968
 Married, Two Children.
 Commenced Training in martial arts 1980’s.
 Commenced Training with Nippon Seibukan Academy, 1989
 Own Business servicing the Medical, Commercial and Domestic Gas  Industry in  North Queensland Area

Grades Attained

 5th Dan Goju - Ryu Karatedo World Butokukai institute
 4th Dan Koshiki Karatedo
 4th Dan Jujitsu
 2nd Dan Kendo
 2nd Dan Aikido
 1st Dan Iaido
 4th Dan Aiki - Jujitsu. World United Martial arts Federation
 4th Dan Goju-Ryu Karatedo. Bushi-Kai Koskusai Renmei
 4th Dan Goju-Ryu Karatedo Nippon Seibukan Kyoto Japan
 4th Dan Goju-Ryu Karatedo. United Kingdom Jujitsu Association
 4th Dan Koshiki Karatedo
 2nd Dan Goju-Ryu Karatedo Nippon Seibukan Japan.
 3rd Dan Jujitsu United Kingdom Jujitsu Association
 3rd Dan Jujitsu. Dai Nippon Butoku-Kai Kyoto Japan.
 3rd Dan Shito-Ryu Karatedo Logan Karate Academy
 2nd Dan Jujitsu. United States Jujitsu Federation.

titles and Awards

 2004 - Australia Day Award Nomination Thuringowa City Council
 Australian Day Sports Adminastrator Nomination Townsville city  Council

Coaching Course Queensland Judo Federation Townsville, Level One

 Renshi Jujitsu.

 Shihan Karatedo

International Budo Instructor (Renshi) of World Butokukai Institute - Life Member

Certificate of Appreciation, nomination of an Australian Day Award Thuringowa City Council.

 1993 - Sensei Karatedo

 1994 - NCAS Level One Sport coach Qualified (Australian Karate  Federation)

 1997 - Sensei Jujitsu

 Sensei Aikido

 Sensei Kendo

Positions of office.

1993 - Australian Koshiki Karate Association, Nth Qld President.

1993-95 - All Japan Budo Federation Nippon Seibukan Japan. Australian Chief  Instructor.

Referee Australian Koshiki Karate Association.

1994 - World Congress of Kenpo/Kempo Martial Artists, Nth Qld Director
 International Kojosho Karate Federation, Nth Qld Director
 Referee International Karate Tournament. Las Vegas

1996-99 - United Kingdom Jujitsu Association Australian Manager

1998 - Kaizen Ryu Aiki Jujitsu International Australian Chief instructor
 International Jujitsu Federation Nippon Seibukan Australian Chief instructor

1999 - All Japan Hard Contact Karate Federation. Australian Director

 Table Official Australian Koshiki Association

 1992 - United States Karate Association. Australian Technical Directorr
 United States Karatee Association Referee
 United States Karate Association Table Official
 All Japan Hard Contact Karate Referee
 All Japan Hard Contact Karate Table Official

Competition Awards

1992 - 1st Place North Queensland Open Style martial  Arts Tournament
 2nd Place North Queensland Open Style Martial arts Tournament
 2nd Place International Hard Contact Karate tournament Kyoto, Japan.

1993 - 1st Place North Queenslan Koshiki Karate Championships
 1st Place Kata Mens Black Belt

 3rd Place Australian National Koshiki titles. Mens Heavy weight
 1st Place United States Karate Association Regional titles Queensland

1994 - 3rd Place North Queensland Australian Karate Federation titles  Senior Mens Kumite

 2nd Place Kata Open Mens

 1st Place International traditional Karate Tournament Las Vagas

1995 - 1st Place Queensland Koshiki Championships Heavy Weight
 1st Place Kata
 1st Place North Queensland Koshiki Karate Championships
 2nd Place Kata

 1997 - 1st Place All Japan Hard Contact Karate Championships Heavy  weight Division

 2nd Place Open Kataa

 1999 - 3rd place All Japan Hard Contact Karate Championships Heavy  weight Division

 Most Spirited Fighter Award Kyoto Japan

2004 - 2nd place Mens Senior Open Black Belt Kata , N.Q. Suncorp  Games Karatedo

Other Activities


 1993 - United States Karate Association / US Jujitsu Federation (Hanshi  George Anderson)

 Nippon Seibukan Karate Seminar Townsville. (Shihan Hiro  Kobayashi)
 Nippon Seibukan Academy (Kancho Masafumi Suzuki)

 1994 - Australian Koshiki Association Tournaments and seminars Australia / Japan Sister City Budo Exchange Activities. Iwaki Kendo / Iaido Instructors.

 1995 -- Nippon Seibukan Karate Seminar Cairns & Townsville. (Shihan Hiro  Kobayashi)

 1998 - 2nd Australian Budo Seminar (Hanshi Allan Tattersall. UKJJA)

 1st Australian Budo Seminar (Hanshi Allan Tattersall UKJJA)


 1994 - World Koshiki Karatedo (Shihan Masayuki Hisataka)  World Congress of Martial Artists Assoctiation (Dr Harold Mayle)  International Traditional Karate Tournament (Shihan Osamu Ozawa)  International Goodwill Tournament (Fumio Demura)

 1997 - International Fhilipino Fighting Arts Seminar (Shihan Tino Ceberano)

 1998 - Internationmal Traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Federation (Shihan  Morio Higaonna)   Australian New Zealand Martial Arts Magizine, 4 page interview /  Article

Teacher / Instructor of:

 Security Personal training.
 Control and restraint techniques.
 Baton Training
 Womens Self Defence Classes
 Children Self Defence Classes
 Senior FirstAid

1997 - Level 1 Karate Coaching NCAS

2000 - Level 1 Judo Coaching Seminar


Elite members of the Pioneers and legends martial arts society Hall of Fame

Plimshof Inductee #35

 He was born in Logroo, Spain. He took up the studies of Doctor in  Medicine and Surgery.

 Later he studied the medical specialties of biology sports medicine , and  rehabilitation.

 He subsequently enrolled at the University Autonnoma of Barcelona,
 where he studied Orthopedic Medicine and Traumatology.

 He is also a medical sophrologist.

 His official initiation into the world of Budo was in 1967.

 His real discovery of the Art took place under the apprenticeship of a  Master of Chuan Fa and Tomari-Te Masashi Motegui, with whom he  stayed almost ten years.

 Thanks to him, he was admitted into the School of the legendary
 Masafumi Suzuki, who practiced Goju Ryu and Ju-Jutsu.

 In 1978 , he received the manuscript dealing with To-De from his Great  Grandfather and from that moment, helped by Motegui, he has been  working in that line of Tomari-Te in order to help him understand To -De  better.

 One of his best patrons is the charismatic Master Dr. Vernon C. F. Bell
 (deceased in year 2004) intimately related to the already deceased Master  Mochizuki, Kanazawa, and many great Masters of the tradition.

 After 20 yeras of study and before presenting the 1st historic exhibition of  Paralimpics Karate, a first in both Karate and the Olympic Games.

 After the Olympic exhibition, he received honors from nearly all of the  great Budo Masters, specifically, the legendary Rioichi Sasakawa, his
 work was presented to the Emperor of Japan. He has three World’s  Records in Karate Kata - Kumite - Tamesiwari.

 He was Champion of Karate at the University (1977-1978).

 Dr. Pereda, Soke, Founder of Garyu Ryu Karate received the title
 »Meijin» from Master Dr. Vernon C. F. Bell, President of EJJU and the  Seibukan.

 He has however, the recognition of the highest authorities in Budo on the  international level, highlighting the title of Meijin.

 Dr. Pereda is in possesion of the Gold Book from the International  Olympic Committee.

 He has received recognition of Karate through «Karaterapy» by the World  Health Organization and has been a candidate for the Nobel Prize of  Solidarity 2003 - 2004

Dr. Pereda titles :

 «Meijin» Judan Karate-Do & Ju Jutsu

 Soke Founder of Garyu Ryu Karate -Do

 Soke of To-De

 President and Chairmen (Honorary) EJJU and the Seibukan

 President of Garyu -Ryu and Tomari-Te Organization

 President Founder Seibukan Sasakawa

 President Founder I.B.S.


Born in 1958 in Edmonton, North London, Soke Kevin Pell began his martial arts career in October 1966.

During his 37 years of training to date he has studied the arts of Judo, Karate, Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu, Shorinji-Kempo, Kickboxing and most recently Iaido and Kendo.

In 1982 his fascination of the striking and locking arts took him to Japan to study the art of Shorinji-Kempo at the Honbu Dojo (headquarters).

In January 1990 he opened the very first Ishin Ryu school of Ju-Jitsu based in his home town of Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom.

Since early 1990, Kevin Pell has received invitations to teach worldwide his no-nonsense style of Ju-Jitsu attracting international attention from many of the world’s leading close protection agencies and military Special Forces.

Kevin has served with the Royal Marine Reserve and the Royal Military Police. He was also a dog handler in The Parks Police completing his service in the rank of Sergeant.

In 1996, Kevin was personally invited to join an elite team of close protection officers drawn from Britain’s Special Forces, responsible for the personal security of leading members of the United Arab Emirates.

His Ishin Ryu Ju-Jitsu clubs have had numerous television appearances both nationally and internationally.

They have appeared on The James Whale Show, London Weekend Television’s prime time challenge program «You Bet», The Link, Sky and Cable Television.

Kevin has recently appeared as an instructor in Andy McNab’s recent video «The S.A.S Survival Guide» where he trained and arranged the escape and evasion sequences.

Kevin appears regularly in martial arts magazines and publications both here and abroad including the internationally acclaimed best seller The Ultimate Book of Martial Artsin which a 32 page section is dedicated to Kevin’s unique style Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu.

He continues to receive invitations to teach and expand both at home and abroad.

Soke has appeared on the front cover of Steve Grayston’s Martial Arts in 1996, the front cover of which can be viewed by clicking on the photo below.

On Saturday the 6th of October 2001, Soke Kevin Pell was inaugurated into Combat Magazines’ «Black Belt Hall of Fame».

Soke was presented the award by Combat Magazine’s editor, Mr. Paul Clifton, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Development of Martial Arts in the United Kingdom and around the world.

In April 2002, Soke Kevin Pell also appeared on the front cover of Combat Magazine, (Europe’s largest martial arts magazine).

Further more a full six page article about Ishin Ryu and Soke Kevin Pell’s devotion to martial arts was printed inside. Click on the picture below to read the full article.

On the 25th day of October 2003, Soke Kevin Pell was invited to the Combat Magazine’s «Hall Of Fame» for a second time.

At the end of the evening the editor of Combat Magazine, Paul Clifton, bestowed upon Soke an award inscribed with the words «Guardian of the Martial Arts»

On the 8th of November 2003, Soke Kevin Pell received his Hachidan (8th Dan).

This was presented to him by the Japanese master Doshu Shiro Shintaku 9th Dan and Stephen Grayston 10th Dan, in the presence of Mr.

Atsuyuki, the 1st Secretary of Education from the Embassy of Japan, and Dr. Vernon Bell, president of the European Ju-Jitsu Union.

On the 2nd of October 2004, Soke received life membership to «Jutsu Akademie Harms» also known as the «Brotherhood Of Martial Arts Instructors» acknowledging his recognition as the Soke of Ishin Ryu Ju-Jitsu

On the 2nd of December 2004, Soke was awarded honorary life membership to the all Japan Ju-Jitsu International Federation by it’s board of directors in recognition of his lifetime achievements and contribution to the art of Ju-Jitsu and martial arts throughout the world.



The Inheritor of an empire...

The Life President Daniel Blanchet (Hanshi 10 Dan) has spent many years promoting and preserving the true roots of the traditional martial arts arts of Karate-do (Wado Ryu), Ju jutsu (Shindo Yoshin Ryu) that he learned from his late Sensei, Phil Milner-hanshi and Aiki Jutsu (Yoseikan & Daito Ryu)... A true BUDO story that he started many years ago in 1959.

He is the European Director of the International Budo Association (I. B. A.) and after the passing of his Sensei, Phil MILNER in 2000, he became his ’spiritual inheritor’ to continue with honour.

He travels to many countries each year giving tuition and ensuring that I.B.A. standards are maintained throughout the world.

Expert of international reputation for whom to become richer this ’European Samurai’ is reference in martial arts and face among the world this domain.

His headquarters are in Rodez (Southern France).

10th Dan Hanshi Ju Jutsu (Judan)
9th Dan Hanshi Aiki Jutsu (Kudan)
8th Dan Kyoshi Karate-do (Hachidan)
7th Dan Kyoshi Atemi Jutsu (Shichidan)
and many other black belt ranks in Judo, Aikudo, Kobudo, Ken Jutsu, Goshin Jutsu...

Web www.surace-jujitsu.fr