Enter as a friend, leave as family

The Davis Ju-do Kai has been active in the Davis community since 1964. We train in Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu, a Hawaiian style of traditional Japanese martial arts that involves escapes, joint locks, throws and grappling as well as massage and healing. This comprehensive self-defense system uses skill and technique rather than strength and size, focusing on efficient use of leverage, connection, and sincere concern for others.

Our students train with the Hawaiian spirit of ‘kokua,’ to give without thought of return. We strive to be kind, helpful, harmonious and generous in all aspects of our lives.

Anyone 13 years of age and older are welcome to join at any time, no experience is necessary.

Benefits of training with us:

  • Coordination, strength and balance
  • Self-confidence
  • Opportunity to overcome personal fears
  • Fun, family-oriented environment
  • Effective self-defense skills


Davis Ju-do Kai past and present gathered together to welcome Sensei Jessica Conover as the new school head in September, 2018.