MARTIAL ARTS

Japanese Martial Arts

The Zanshin Martial Arts Program aims to provide students with a comprehensive self-defense curriculum. With strong roots in the traditional martial arts of Japan, the Zanshin Dojo curriculum features striking, joint locks, takedowns, ground scenarios, and weapons defense. All instructors have extensively cross-trained in the four martial arts of Japan: Ju Jitsu, Judo, Aikido, and Karate with additional self-defense study incorporating techniques from boxing, kickboxing, and wrestling. Students will have the opportunity to practice and drill techniques cooperatively with coaching and feedback from instructors. They will also experience the application of these techniques in a more “live” or application format with active resistance from their peers. As students learn, develop, and refine their technical abilities over time, their confidence will grow alongside their fitness and skill set.

 

Youth Martial Arts

Zanshin instructors have been teaching the martial arts to children, ages 8 to 13, since 1990. Although the curriculum parallels the same skills required in the adult class, the youth program places even greater emphasis on self-discipline and positive life-choices. Far more than a simple study of physical techniques, students progress from controlling their own fears and behaviors to performing under pressure. After several months of training, student have opportunities to develop their leadership skills both on and off the mat.

 

Our Community Service Mission

As a non-profit organization, Zanshin Dojo is dedicated to providing all members of the community with access to high quality martial arts and self-defense instruction in a world class facility. Our individual rate of $40 per month and our family rate of $70 per month are intentionally far lower than typical martial arts programs in order to make exceptional training available to everyone. Families in financial hardship can receive waived tuition through work-study or scholarship, and children can obtain uniforms through a dojo donation program. The traditional Japanese Martial Arts serve as a foundation for teaching self-confidence and self-control as well as social responsibility. Our students learn self-defense as they increase their fitness and improve their ability to reach their goals in life and contribute to their community. Students participate in an annual outreach event in which they identify and help community members in need. Instructors volunteer their time and passion in the hope that students will one day become Zanshin instructors themselves and continue the tradition.

 

Who is Zanshin Dojo?

Zanshin Dojo is comprised of a dedicated group of instructors and students with a passion for self-defense, martial arts, and individual growth. Instructors donate their time free of charge and reap the reward of watching their students grow, not only in technical skill, but physically and personally as well. With a combined 67 years of experience and extensive cross-training, instructors find joy in sharing their passion with all participants that walk through the door.

 

Why Zanshin?

Students that pursue their martial arts training with us become a part of the Zanshin family. The connection to instructors and fellow students provides an enriching life experience that extends beyond physical training. Our world class facility is perfectly suited to self-defense and martial arts training. By operating as a non-profit, Zanshin gives access to equipment and instruction that would normally be financially out of reach for many members of the community.

STUDENTS

Yellow Stripe (Kids Only)

Ukemi:

All Basic Rolls and Falls

Blocking Arts:

Age Uke
Geidan Barai
Uchi Uke
Soto Uke
Shuto Uke

Releases:

Kata Te Hazushi
Ryo Te Hazushi
Moro Te Hazushi
Kubi Hazushi
Yubi Tori Hazushi
Daki Hazushi

Grappling Arts:

Basic Ground Positions (Mount, Guard Variants, North-South, Side Control, Rear Mount)
Guard Sweeps
Mount Rollovers

Yellow Belt (Rokkyu)

Ukemi:

All Rolls and Falls

Blocking Arts:

Age Uke
Geidan Barai
Uchi Uke
Soto Uke
Shuto Uke

Striking Arts:

Jab
Cross
Elbows
Knees
Mawashi Geri
Mae Geri

Releases:

Kata Te Hazushi
Ryo Te Hazushi
Moro Te Hazushi
Kubi Hazushi
Yubi Tori Hazushi
Daki Hazushi

Joint Locks and Chokes:

Kote Gaeshi
Ikkyo
Ashi Karami Shime
Yubi Tori
Okuri Eri Shime
Shiho Gatame

Throws and Takedowns:

O Goshi
O Soto Gari
Tani Otoshi
Ko Uchi Gari
Uchi Gama
Moro Te Gari

Grappling Arts:

Basic Ground Positions (Mount, Guard Variants, North-South, Side Control, Rear Mount) Guard Sweeps Mount Rollovers

Orange Stripe Belt (Kids Only)

Striking Arts:

Hook
Uppercut
Hammerfist
Backfist

Joint Locks and Chokes:

Juji Gatame
Toe Choke
Nikkyo
Kote Gaeshi Maki
Do Shime
Moro Yubi Tori

Throws and Takedowns:

Body Lock
Single Leg Takedown
Rear Double Leg Takedown
Ushiro Otoshi
Ippon Seoi Nage
Ushiro Goshi

Grappling Arts:

Top Control Transitions

Orange Belt (Gokyu)

Striking Arts:

Hook
Uppercut
Hammerfist
Backfist
Yoko Geri
Ushiro Geri
Mika Geri

Joint Locks and Chokes:

Hadaka Shime
Yonkyo
Sankaku Gatame
Guillotine
Juji Gatame
Toe Choke
Waki Gatame
Nikkyo
Kote Gaeshi Maki
Do Shime
Sankyo
Moro Yubi Tori
Shiho Nage

Throws and Takedowns:

O Uchi Gari
Ippon Seoi Nage
Moro Te Seoi Nage
Body Lock
Single Leg Takedown
De Ashi Harai
Rear Double Leg Takedown
Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi
Ushiro Otoshi
Ushiro Goshi

Grappling Arts:

Guard Passes
Top Control Transitions

Green Belt (Yonkyu)

Joint Locks and Chokes:

Ude Garami
Gyaku Ude Garami
Elbow Cup
Figure-4 Elbow Locks
Te Kubi Shigarami
Ashi Nada Shime
Kata Gatame
Gokyo
Neck Cranks
Pants Choke
Anaconda
D’Arce Choke
Hon Gyaku
Hiji Shime
Ude Gatame

Throws and Takedowns:

Harai Goshi
Hane Goshi
Sukui Nage
Sumi Gaeshi
Lateral Drop
Norimi
Kani Sute
Sode Tsuri Komi Goshi
Ko Soto Gari/Gake
Irimi Nage
Nodo Tsuki Age
Kokyu Ho

Jo:

Basic Striking Techniques

Blue Belt (Sankyu)

Striking Defense:

Slips
Weaves
Covers

Joint Locks and Chokes:

Nami Juji Shime
Gyaku Juji Shime
Ichi Mon Ji Shime
Tsuki Komi Shime
Gyaku Eri Shime
Ude Garami with the Legs
Kesa Gatame Straight Arm Bar
Bicep Cutter
Short Arm Bar
Hagai Shime
Sankaku Ude Garami
Ushiro Gyaku
Ashi Shigarami
Shin Choke
Shoulder Of Justice

Throws and Takedowns:

Daki Kubi Shime/Koshi Guruma/Head and Arm
Soto Gama
Kesa Nage
Tomoe Nage
Tai Otoshi
Uchi Mata
Maki Komi
Okuri Ashi Harai
Kokyu Nage
Koshi Nage / Juji Koshi Nage

Weapons Defense:

Jo Blocks

Purple Belt (Nikyu)

Kick Defense:

Checks
Blocks

Joint Locks and Chokes:

Straight Knee Bar
Cradle Submissions
Crossed Arm Shoulder Lock
Kata Hagai
Ashi Yubi Shime
Ushiro Kannuki
Shoulder Press Elbow Lock
Over the Shoulder Elbow Lock
Scissors Arm Lock
Baseball Choke
Figure-4 Ankle Lock
Kaiten Nage Pin
Half Nelson
Gift Wrap Choke

Throws and Takedowns:

Kaiten Nage
Hon Tomoe
Kata Te Tomoe
Omote Nage
Rear Hurdle Throw
Ankle Pick/Kuchiki Taoshi
Off-Shoulder Seoi Nage

Weapons Defense:

Jo Hand Transitions
Club Defense

Brown Belt (Ikkyu)

Joint Locks and Chokes:

Komi Iri
HammerLock
Noose Choke
Ashi Gyaku
Peruvian Necktie
Reverse Guillotine
Armless D’Arce
Heel Hook
Banana Split
Twister
Reverse Sankanku Gatame
Gyaku Hyanada
Short Knee Bar
Sternum Lock

Throws and Takedowns:

Ura Nage
Sumi Otoshi
Kata Guruma
Yoko Otoshi
Utsuri Goshi
Yoko Wakare

Weapons Defense:

Knife

Black Belt (Shodan)

Joint Locks and Chokes:

Juji Nage
Figure-four Knee Bar (using uke’s own leg)
Ground-Based Elbow Break/Lock
Ankle Lock with Legs (counter for rear hooks)
Wizard Neck Break
Osae Kami Shime
Ashi Kannuki
Kaza Guruma
The Stack
Hara Gatame
Uragatame

Throws and Takedowns:

Upending Throw
Front Diagonal Body Slam
Rear Diagonal Body Slam
Te Guruma
Leg Seoi Nage
Belly to back with feet on both of back of knees
Mizukuguri

Weapons Defense:

Gun

INSTRUCTORS

Logan Priollaud first started training at the Salem Budokai in 1983 under the mentorship of Ben Coleman Sensei, progressing through the children’s and adult classes to eventually receive his Shodan in 1996. He has sought additional training in Aikido under Mark Greenfeld, Shotokan Karate under Gil Hartl and Richard Hand, and Mixed-Martial Arts and Ketsugo Jujitsu under Eric Bornstein.

Rhonda Rhodes began studying Jujitsu, Karate, and Aikido in 1995. She studied DanZan Ryu Jujitsu at the Salem Budo Kai and earned the rank of Shodan in 1999. In addition to training in Jujitsu, she developed her skills as an instructor as she assisted Ben Coleman and Laura Waterman in teaching the Junior Program. Rhonda trained in Shotokan Karate under Gil Hartl and Richard Hand, and was awarded the rank of Shodan by Nishiyama Sensei in 1999. She trained in boxing at The Ring Boxing Club in Boston, MA where she also studied Ketsugo Jujitsu with Eric Bornstein.

James “Spike” Muir began training in Shito Ryu Karate and Aikido at the YMCA in Tacoma, Washington from 1992-1995. He studied DanZan Ryu Jujitsu, Aikido, Judo and Karate at the Salem Budokai in Salem, Oregon from 2007-2010.