PROFESSOR TONY JANOVICH
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Professor Tony Janovich began his Jujitsu study under Prof. Sig
Kufferath at the age of 12. Before that, at the age of 5, he began
studying under his father, a former Marine Corp hand-to-hand combat
instructor. Janovich is an 8th Degree Black Belt and received his
professorship in 1989.
Under Professor Kufferath he was guided and instructed through
Danzan Ryu Jujitsu including all the "Okugi" (advanced
teachings) levels. In addition to the martial arts training he
received, Janovich became a master of the Okazaki system of Restoration
Therapy known as Seifukujutsu under the tutelage of Prof. Kufferath.
Today he practices this Seifukujutsu as his vocation.
A former police officer, he has taught for the Department of Defense,
various police agencies and colleges. He has owned and operated
the Kodenkan Jujitsu & Restoration Therapy for the past 27
years. Professor Janovich was the senior student and chief instructor
of Professor Kufferath prior to Kufferath's death.
Janovich is the treasurer of a great storehouse of knowledge
on the Danzan-Ryu kata, history and traditions, and also holds
black belt ranks in Aikido and Judo.