DZRSI Standards Committee

DZRSI Administration

The DZRSI healing arts program Standards Committee:

  • Administrative body responsible for the instruction, content and recordkeeping of the national program referred to as Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy (DZRRT)
  • Ensures that all instructors are qualified and that all goals and standards are being followed and implemented
  • Participates in program final exams

DZRSI Records Administrator

Current Records Administrator:   Ed Shatzen


Operates under the direction of the Standards Committee.

Responsible for:

  • Records
  • Finances
  • Administrative matters for all DZRSI authorized bodywork programs
  • Reporting financial records to the AJJF National Manager of Finance

DZRSI Committee Members

Cfrueh Portrait     Yodan

  • 1983 Attended first DZRRT Course offered by AJJF
  • 1986 Began Assistant Teaching in DZRRT
  • Makoto Kai Dojo & Healing Arts, Founder, 1990
  • 1996-2019, Hosted DZRSI Programs in Woodland, CA
  • DZRSI Standards Committee Member since 1997
  • DZRSI Standards Committee Chair, 2017 – Present


Vice-President of the AJJF


  • 1970 Started Danzan Ryu Jujitsu
  • 1971 Began the lifelong journey of learning Seifukujitsu
  • Studied with the following students of the founder, Professor Okazaki
    • Professor Bud Estes over a period of 5 years
    • Professor Sig Kufferath over a period of 13 years
  • Completed Classes with:
    • Professor Jack Wheat
    • ProfessorBing Fai Lau
    • Uncle David Neuava
    • LaRoy Wilson
    • Hachiro Okazaki
    • Keith Okazaki
    • Professor Lamar Fisher
  • 2nd to Senior Professor Tom Ball in the development of the Okuden Program including the healing side to the Seifukujitsu system Professor Okazaki taught at the higher or esoteric level
  • Responsible for the transmission of the Asian Medicine side of Seifukujtsu in the DZRRT Programs as well as the upper lists of the Danzan Ryu Jujitsu system


  • One of two original founders of the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute (DZRSI)
  • Helped create and continue to update all aspects of the DZRSI Programs
  • OORM, Basic Level, under Sensei Keith Okazaki


  • 1986,  Graduated – San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • 1990 – present,  Specialized practice in Qigong related to Martial and Asian Medical Arts
  • 1991 – present,  Practicing Acupuncturist and Herbalist
  • 2011 – present,  Faculty member ASAOM School of Acupuncture in Tucson, AZ
    • 2012 – present,  Clinical Supervisor
    • 2015 – present,  Herbal Room Manager

Portrait Tom Ryan     Hachidan

Massage Education

  • 1985,  Graduate – DZRSI Program in Okazaki Restorative Massage
  • 2011,  Graduate – Sensei Keith Okazaki’s Original Okazaki Restorative Massage
  • 2016,  Studying with Dr. Anthony Zimkowski, PHD  – Fascial Release


  • 1986 – 1994,  DZRSI Programs – Assistant Instructor
  • 1995 – present,  Founder – Palmetto Jujitsu Academy & Healing Arts Center, Inc., Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy (DZRRT)
  • 1997 – 2014 and 2020 – present,  DZRSI Standards Committee Member
  • 1998 – present,  Presided over 220 Danzan Ryu Restorative Therapy graduates

Bodywork History

  • 1992 – present,  Full Instructor and Practitioner – American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)
  • 1998 – present,  DZRSI Full Instructor and Practitioner – DZRRT Module 1 & Module 2
  • 1996 – present,  Licensed Massage Therapist in South Carolina

nfreemanportrait sm    Rokudan

  • Studied DZRRT since 1990 under Sensei Cynthia Frueh
  • Certified Massage Therapist, California
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, California since 1997
  • OORM, Basic Level, under Sensei Keith Okazaki
  • Wasenshi Kan Martial & Healing Arts, Founder and School Head


  • Records Administrator since 1997


  • 1975 – Present, studied Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Seifukujitsu
  • Studied under Professor Patrick Browne
  • Taught DZRSI courses for over 25 years
  • 1995 – Present, DZRSI Standards Committee member
  • Former DZRSI Standards Committee Chair
  • Have and continue to study other healing art modalities to strengthen and deepen my understanding of Professor Okazaki’s Danzan Ryu Healing Arts


  • First began learning DZRRT in the dojo in 1996 under Sensei Jay Kalisek, D.C.
  • Module 1-2, 2008-2009 under Professor Robert Hudson
  • Continued with Professor Hudson’s Advanced Training, 2009-Present
  • Assistant Instructor to Full Instructor 2010-2012
  • DZRSI Committee Member since 2014
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, Colorado Since 2010