The name Kilohana refers to being made of the finest materials. The founders of Pacific Coast Kilohana promise to honor Professor Sig Kufferath and the name Kilohana by always conducting themselves with honor and integrity, by dedicating wholly and completely to training, and by always striving for the perfection of character that true martial study is designed to instill in us.
The organization first known as the Pacific Coast Association of Kenpo Ju Jitsu officially changed its name to Pacific Coast Kilohana on August 11, 1996 and was incorporated as a public benefit, non-profit corporation called the Kilohana Martial Arts Association in 2000.
The purpose of Pacific Coast Kilohana is to perpetuate the teachings of Professor Sig Kufferath, Dai Shihan of Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu and co-founder of the Ken Ju Ryu Kenpo Ju Jitsu, and those of his teacher, Professor Henry S. Okazaki. Pacific Coast Kilohana promotes the study of the arts of Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu, Ken Ju Ry Kenpo Ju Jitsu, and Kodokan Judo. The President of Pacific Coast Kilohana is Shihan Russ Rhoses, and Vice President of the organization is Hans Ingebretsen.
The organization establishes a set of standards of moral and ethical behavior that must be adhered to by all representatives of Pacific Coast Kilohana. It is a goal of their organization to foster a sense of community with other martial arts organizations and schools, and encourage the discovery of the spiritual aspects of martial arts, but not interfere with the personal spiritual or religious beliefs of individual students unless they are contrary to the established code of moral and ethical behavior of Kilohana.