KJR JUJUTSU INSTRUCTORS : 2011 - 2012
2011-2012 KJR Jujutsu Senior Instructors during 35th Annual Seminar at University of Canberra, Sep 2010.
Back Row: S. Kaci 4 dan, P.Hunt 3 dan, P. Langworthy 3 dan, R. Ratnam 3 dan, R. Rekas 4 dan.
Front Row: D.R. Clarke 5 dan, J.R. Bear 9 dan, D. Venables 7 dan and M. Douglass 4th dan black belt.
KJR Chief Instructor Profile
John R. BEAR shihan, has been Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu Australian Chief Instructor since 1979. He holds KJR Menkyo Kaiden (senior teaching licence), KJR jujutsu 9th dan, KJR kobudo 7th dan and KKJ Kuatsu Semmonka (specialist degree).
He has long standing sports qualifications as a nationally accredited jujutsu, iaido, jodo, and strength & conditioning coach, sports trainer and first-aider. John also holds black belt ranks in AKR Iaido (Japanese sword) 3rd dan, AKR Jodo (Japanese short staff) 3rd dan, Shotokan karate 3rd dan, with ranks in other martial arts.
A recipient of 2000 Australian Sports Medal from the Australian Government for services to sport in Canberra, he was also inducted into the 2006 Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame (AMAHOF) in Hobart, TAS. He is Director, Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu-International Jujutsu Institute, Vice President, ACT Kendo Renmei and has been teaching and participating in martial arts in the Australian Capital Territory and region since 1968.
KJR JUJUTSU Senior Instructor Profiles
Douglas VENABLES kyoshi, is Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu Technical Advisor and has been participating in martial arts training in the Australian Capital Territory and NSW since 1991.He holds KJR Menkyo (teaching licence), KJR jujutsu 7th dan, KJR kobudo (weapons division) 2nd dan and KKJ Kuatsu Semmonka. He is an professional instructor with Australian Law Enforcement and has sports qualifications as an nationally accredited jujutsu instructor, senior St John first-aider, with Certificate IV Fitness and Certificate III Fitness (Group Exercise/Gym Instruction) He is an Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 1 Coach, ASC Recognised Level 1 Club Weightlifting Sports Power Coach, Boxing For Fitness Instructor (recognised by Fitness Australia), and Kettlebell Instructor (ASCA Recognised). He was also inducted into the 2011 Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame (AMAHOF) in Perth, WA.
KJR JUJUTSU Assistant Instructor Profiles
Radek REKAS holds KJR jujutsu 4th dan, KKJ Kuatsu Semmonka and KJR Kobudo 3rd dan. He became a member of KJR in 1999. He currently holds ranks in AKR Iaido (Japanese sword) 2nd dan and AKR Jodo (Japanese short staff) 2nd dan and is a NCAS accredited coach.
Mitchell DOUGLASS holds KJR jujutsu 4th dan and commenced training in 2000. A senior first-aider, he has been assistant coach in the KJR Australian Headquarters Dojo since 2006. Awarded 2010 Kyoto Pillar of Honours Medal for exceptional services and dedication to KJR at National, state and club level during the past 10 years.
Salim KACI holds KJR jujutsu 4th dan and KKJ Kuatsu Semmonka. He has been an assistant coach in the KJR Australian Headquarters Dojo since 2007.
Rishni C. RATNAM holds KJR jujutsu 3rd dan jujutsu black belt and KJR kobudo 2nd dan black belt. Rishni also holds ranks in AKR Iaido (Japanese sword) 1dan dan and AKR Jodo (Japanese short staff) 1 dan and has been participating in martial arts training in the Australian Capital Territory since 2006 and commenced teaching in Sydney in 2012.
Phone - 041 112 3378.
Email: info ( at ) kjr-iji.org