Phone: + 33 6 72 28 77 21
+ 33 6 63 44 93 49
European Ju Jitsu Union
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.
Currently is 10e dan Hanshi de Ju-Jitsu WBI, EJJU, IJJF, AJBFSA, FFJJBA, WUMA, ATAMA, WBFOMA, IBA,IHF, BI, IBS, KBK, ESJJAS, ASAY, WJJABF, AYBK, HNL.
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 :
19 rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques
Phone : + 33 6 63 44 93 49
Email : -
TYRON R. CRIMI
10th dan Hanshi in Ju Jitsu.
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.
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 ®
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
5th Dan Goju - Ryu Karatedo World Butokukai institute
titles and Awards
1992 - United States Karate Association. Australian Technical Directorr
1992 - 1st Place North Queensland Open Style martial Arts Tournament
1993 - United States Karate Association / US Jujitsu Federation (Hanshi George Anderson)
Security Personal training.
1997 - Level 1 Karate Coaching NCAS
2000 - Level 1 Judo Coaching Seminar
PABLO PEREDA GONZALEZ
After 20 yeras of study and before presenting the 1st historic exhibition of Paralimpics Karate, a first in both Karate and the Olympic Games.