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About YKKF

Ykkf_badgeYudansha Kobujutsu Karate-Do Federation (YKKF) translates to Black belt, Ancient art, Empty handed way. Founded in 1978 by Shihan Ron Yamanaka. The YKKF is a worldwide federation, committed to preserving the intrinsic worth of traditional martial arts. At this school we study in the arts of Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate, Yamanaka ha Shindo-ryu Jujutsu, Maroto-ha Takeda-ryu Iaido and Shaolin Kung Fu.

 

About Ryan Bodrug

I started my training in Karate and Japanese Jujutsu the year 2000 under the guidance of Sensei Jack Donovan, in the small town of Belleville Ont. After moving to Toronto in 2001 I continued my training at the world headquarters of the YKKF under the federation founder Sensei Ron Yamanaka. Since then I’ve been training under the strict guidance of Shihan Ron Yamanaka, Shihan Steven Chapman, and Shihan Darren Smith (whom passed away Dec, 2012) in the art of Shindo (Japanese Jujutsu). For the last ten years I’ve also studied Shaolin Kung-fu five animal forms, Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate and Tekada-ryu Iaido (art of drawing the sword).

I currently hold a 5th degree black belt in Yamanaka-ha Shindo-ryu Jujutsu as well as a 1st Kyu rank in Tekadaryu Iaido. At this school of Martial arts I will be teaching universal principles of movement that are found in many legitimate styles as well as structured learning in Shindo-ryu and Okinawan Goju-ryu.

– Sensei Ryan Bodrug