Professor George Kirby
Professor George Kirby, Judan, age 57, is an internationally
recognized martial arts instructor and author. He has been teaching
Ju-Jitsu since 1967. He taught at the Burbank YMCA from 1968-75
and the Burbank Parks Dept. from 1974-96. He is currently teaching
Budoshin Ju-Jitsu classes through the Santa Clarita Parks & Recreation
Dept., Santa Clarita, CA, about 35 miles north of Los Angeles.
He was awarded the title of Hanshi in 1997 and his Judan grade
in 2000. He taught Ju-Jitsu at Olive Vista Jr. High School, Sylmar,
from 1976-83, as an elective and alternative to regular physical
education classes as a fully credentialed school teacher. He has
taught seminars throughout the United States, Canada and Israel.
Using his skills as an experienced professional
high-school teacher, Prof. Kirby has had the opportunity to write
a number of books, magazines, and even a videotape series. His
published books include Ju-Jitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle
Art [Ohara Publications 1983], Ju-Jitsu: Intermediate Techniques
of the Gentle Art [Ohara 1985], Jutte: Power of Ten Hands
Weapon [Ohara 1987], Budoshin Ju-Jitsu; "The Big Book" 5th
ed, and a new book scheduled to be released by Sabot Publications
in the fall-2001. In 1992 Panther Productions released the 8-videotape
instructional series, entitled Black Belt Ju-Jitsu. Prof.
Kirby has also written numerous articles for Black Belt, Inside
Karate and other martial arts magazines.
In addition to his instructional responsibilities,
Prof. Kirby serves chairman, board of directors for both the Budoshin
Ju-Jitsu Dojo Inc. [a non-profit educational foundation] and the
American Ju-Jitsu Association [an amateur athletic association
and governing body for Ju-Jitsu in the U.S. as recognized by the
U.S. government]. He is also the founder of the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu
Yudanshakai, an educational foundation.
In 1994, Prof. Kirby was selected to serve as
a a Defensive Tactics Consultant for the Los Angeles Police Dept.,
serving on their Civilian Martial Arts Advisory Panel, and and
continues to serve in that capacity. He is a member of the American
Society for Law Enforcement Training. He also developed a Defensive
Tactics program for the state of Nevada in the 1980's and has taught
arrest & control techniques to private security firms and a
variety of local and national law-enforcement personnel.
Prof. Kirby has also been a public school teacher
for over 35 years. He has a MA degree in Social Science, Standard
Secondary Teaching Credential and Administrative Services Credential
from the state of California. He has been the chairman of the Social
Science Dept., U.S. Grant High School, Van Nuys, since 1994, where
he teaches Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Honors Economics.
TO CONTACT PROF. KIRBY
Write to the
P.O. Box 801854
Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1854