Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy Programs and Continuing Education

The Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute (DZRSI) currently offers two programs and continuing education classes.

The Two Programs Are:

DZRRT Technician Program (Module 1)

DZRRT Practitioner Program (Module 2)

Continuing Education Classes and Courses:

  • National Convention

At each AJJF National convention, the DZRSI offers classes and practice time whose hours will count toward the 8 hours per year required by the DZRSI national healing arts program to stay current with the training for the programs.

  • Regional Events

Other events may also offer classes in the healing arts.

See Events Calendar for details.

  • Advanced Training

In addition, many DZRSI approved instructors will offer special courses whose hours may also be applied toward continuing education hours.


  • AJJF Registration – $60/yr
  • Clear Background Screening – $18 every 3 yrs (cost may change without notice)
  • DZRSI Student Agreement Form – No Cost
  • DZRSI Code of Ethics Form – No Cost

DZRRT Technician Program (Module 1)

At the end of this program, the successful graduate will receive a certificate from the DZRSI.

Program Courses of Study

DZRRT Applications

This area of study includes the application of the DZRRT Kata and the study of client care and management.

Graduates will attain the status of DZRRT Technician and will receive a certificate.

Asian Medicine and DZRRT

This subject will be an overview of Traditional Asian Medicine Theory.

25 hours of lecture is not enough time to really understand the principles of Asian Medicine; but, we want you to have a basic introduction to the concepts.

The Asian Medicine subject is an introduction to understanding things in a new way in relation to DZRRT.

Anatomy & Physiology

The objective of studying Anatomy and Physiology is to introduce the student to basic terms and concepts and how it applies to bodywork.

A basic understanding and working knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology is important in establishing and maintaining credibility with clients, doctors and other health care professionals.

Standards of Practice

The primary objective of the Standards of Practice is to give the DZRRT technician a basic understanding of some ethical and legal concerns.

Dealing with the public on a personal level presents situations that must be dealt with in a clear and self-confident manner. To face the challenges involved requires moral integrity. Our goal is to provide you with clear ethical guidelines.

AJJF & DZRSI History

The goal of this course is to give the student a basic background and overview of the history of bodywork in general and the origins and history of the AJJF and the DZRSI Committee and Program.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Be able to receive a “clear” on a background screening
  • Must be or become an AJJF Registrant
  • Complete DZRSI Student Agreement Form

Upon Completion of this 150 Hour Program

 The graduate will be qualified to perform DZRRT on family / friends unless it is disallowed by the state in which they wish to practice.

Breakdown of Program Hours

The 150 hours will be broken down as follows:

  • 92 Hours    DZRRT Applications (Bodywork)
  • 25 Hours    Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 25 Hours    Asian Medicine and DZRRT
  •   2 Hours    History
  •   6 Hours    Standards of Practice

DZRRT Practitioner Program

Currently being updated…coming soon!

The Certificate Renewal Process

Upon satisfactory completion of a program, the graduate will receive a DZRSI certificate for the level completed.

This DZRSI original certificate will be valid for a period of three years and must be renewed every three years.

Requirements for Renewal

  • Each graduate is responsible for acquiring 8 hours every year in continuing education classes.
  • At the end of the three year period, the graduate must submit a continuing education form documenting the hours completed.

How to Acquire Continuing Education Hours

The DZRSI offers many ways to receive these hours.

  • At any qualifying event, graduates may receive hour credits for bodywork performed or classes taken.
  • At each event, there will be a sign in sheet for the graduate to complete to qualify for the hours.
  • The graduate MUST ALSO fill out their DZRSI Continuing Education Log to be submitted at the end of the three year period.

Qualifying Events

The AJJF and DZRSI Calendars will indicate qualifying events.

To qualify, an event must have an approved DZRSI instructor present to oversee any bodywork performed and classes taught.

In addition to AJJF and DZRSI classes, some outside classes may be accepted for educational hours.

Non-AJJF/DZRSI Qualifying Classes

Some types of classes considered are:

  • AJJF/DZRSI Healing Arts
  • Bodywork, Acupressure
  • Tai Chi
  • Chi Gong
  • Yoga
  • Other bodywork courses

Submitting Your Continuing Education Form For Renewal

The graduate must present the DZRSI Continuing Education Log along with documentation to the DZRSI Records Administrator with evidence of twenty-four hours of Continuing Education (C.E.) in bodywork to renew. Documentation should include the instructor’s training and a certificate of participation, or equivalent.

Current Records Administrator: Sensei Ed Shatzen  healingarts@ajjf.org

A new certificate will be issued and valid for the next three (3) years.

A small processing fee for this service is payable to the AJJF.

Authorized Teaching of DZRSI Courses

Only the DZRSI Standards Committee may grant the title of “DZRSI Instructor” after fulfillment of the requirements for Instructors and acceptance by the committee and the school.

Graduates are neither qualified nor authorized to teach the Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy course in its entirety.

Graduates of DZRSI programs are requested by the DZRSI Standards Committee to not teach Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy Kata (“DZRRT”), or any of the other names by which it is called.


DZRRT graduates who are also AJJF black belts may teach portions only of the DZRRT Kata, and only to their on-going jujitsu students, as a “Dojo Kata”.