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    Danzan Ryu competitions

    Hi there. I've got a very limited background in BJJ. I'm considering switching over to a local Danzan Ryu school. The thing is, I'm considering practical application in a law enforcement setting, not just a competition setting. However, I'd still like to compete and roll for the sake of getting better. What can I expect from competition in Danzan Ryu? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    I have nothing good to say about Dan Zan Ryu sooooooo.....yeah.

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    I tried the old "____ competition" into youtube. Here's some results:

    Kata competition, complete with lunge punch and haymaker counters. Coming from a BJJ background and wanting to compete and roll, this doesn't seem like your cup of tea.


    Another kata comp.


    more kata

    After looking at quite a few "competitions", I haven't seen anything that resembles rolling. I tried looking up "danzan ryu randori" and didn't find anything helpful. Maybe danzan ryu isn't for you.

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    Got it guys. Thanks a bunch.

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    For some reason those video clips don't look like Danzan Ryu that I remember seeing videos of.
    Ah well, the video clearly states that it is Danzan Ryu. I thought Danzan Ryu was more straight to the point... but those videos seemed kinda flashy.

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    You want to switch from BJJ to Danzan Ryu for law enforcement purposes? And you've barely scratched the surface of BJJ?

    Dude, that's like saying "I just started gun training yesterday, but I can't hit anything. I think I'll switch to slingshots instead. It'll make me a better cop"

    Stick with BJJ ... it gets better and you'll be more effective sooner than you'll ever be with Danzan Ryu.
    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Brown View Post
    Hi there. I've got a very limited background in BJJ. I'm considering switching over to a local Danzan Ryu school. The thing is, I'm considering practical application in a law enforcement setting, not just a competition setting. However, I'd still like to compete and roll for the sake of getting better. What can I expect from competition in Danzan Ryu? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    I did a little bit of Danzan Ryu a few months ago while over in Hawaii on the big island (its place of origin). I had watched some videos earlier from the 40's and 50's and it looked almost exactly like judo, which made me really pumped to try it, but i guess since then its changed considerably.

    we did absolutely no randori, and it basically seemed like compliant Japanese jujitsu. maybe i was practicing in the wrong place? Doesn't mean its not fun or anything, but i'll take judo/bjj any day of the week in terms of self defense.
    Last edited by hathor; 2/02/2012 12:48pm at .

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    sorry for the double post, this is what i was talking about when i said the video from the 40's. im sure its been seen here before. but it was almost nothing like this when i went there.

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    Back when I was doing DZR we would compete in Judo tournaments. We never did they kata ones, gay!
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