Bill Beach, Judan, is founder and technical director of the
Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System, Inc., incorporated February 1, 1971.
He was born December 15, 1928 in Baxley, Georgia. He began
his martial arts training in 1950 with Prof. Ray Law, disciple
of Prof. Henry Okazaki and co-founder of the American Judo
and Jujitsu Federation.
He continued his martial arts training in Hawaii through the courtesy of Prof.
Richard Takamoto, son-in-law and student of Prof. Henry Okazaki, as well as
training on the mainland under various instructors, styles and systems. In
1960, he was appointed Southeastern Regional Director by the AJJF, and was
appointed to the Board of Directors in 1962.
He organized the Kodenkan Karate Association in 1968 in eight states on the
mainland, and in 1971 consolidated all of the activities of the Kodenkan Karate
Association and the Southeastern Region of the AJJF, including additional states
in which the above activities existed at the time, and incorporated the Hawaiian
Jiu-Jitsu System, Inc. with the national headquarters located in Jacksonville,
Prof. Beach is ranked as a Judan, 10th Degree Black Belt, in the Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu
System, Inc., a Godan (Professor) with the Kodenkan Karate Association, and
a Godan (Professor) in Tang Soo Do Karate.