The Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu organization was proposed by Professor Kiehl in 1978. That same year, Professors Kiehl, Ancho and Kufferath founded the Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu Association or KDRJA. The Founders established a Board of three (3) Elders to direct the organization. The original elders were Profs. Ancho, Kufferath and Janovich. It is now known as the Board of Professors, Profs Doug and Jane Kiehl and Prof. Tony Janovich. Other individuals awarded the title of "Professor" by the KDRJA serve to advise the Board of Professors.
The Founders' objective was to create an organization whose collective consciousness reflected the spirit and teachings of Danzan Ryu.
The web site displays a shoulder patch created by the Founders. The Scrolls represent the levels of instruction. The Flags are those of the United States, The State of Hawaii and Japan.