The purpose of Seizon Ryu Combat Jujitsu is to teach adults of all ages and skill levels a solid means of self defense in "Street" situations. We teach what is referred to as Genjitsu or Reality Technique.
The art incorporates various methods of striking, blocking, parrying, footwork, throwing, evading, choking, joint locking, weapons defense and ground work. Other martial arts styles that are currently integrated into the system include Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Shotokan Karate, Judo, Aikido, and Bujustu (simply meaning martial art)
About Sensei Barry O'Brien:4th Dan in DNWR Combat Jujitsu awarded by Shihan Frank Bonanno.
This art was founded by O'Sensei Richard Lazarus in the 1960s. Mr. Lazarus was a New York City detective working the streets of the South Bronx in the 1960s, 1970s and the early 1980s. Out of necessity he became a life long martial artist and innovator. His main focus of study was in Miyama Ryu Jujitsu, learning directly from the famous Antonio Pereira Shinan, founder of this eclectic system. O’Sensei was the 12th person to earn a black belt under Pereira Shinan on 12/23/1966.
2nd Dan in Goshin Jujitsu awarded by Shihan Steven Sciandra.
Shihan Steven Sciandra has over 3 decades of training and teaching Martial art. Some of his accomplishments are as follows:
Wrestling – State Champion Nationally ranked, Team Captain & MVP, taught by Elliott Gray Simons (Wrestling Hall of Fame)
2nd Dan in Judo earned under Sensei Yoichiro Matsumura (8th Dan).
Kenpo Karate – Black Belt – Promoted by Sensei Rocky Bavuso (The Karate Studio)
Judo – Black Belt -Promoted by United States Judo Inc (Recommended by Master Yoichiro Matsumura)
Kali – Certified Sayoc Kali Level II Instructor – by Tuhon Chris Sayoc, founder of Sayoc Kali
Estacada – Certified Estacada Instructor – by Sifu Bill Schettino, founder of Estacada System
Kajukenbo – Black Belt Third Degree – Sifu Level – Promoted by Sifu Bill Schettino and Sijo Adriano Emperado, founder
Jujitsu – Black Belt Fifth Degree – Promoted & taught by Master Yoichiro Matsumura (Ninth Degree Black Belt & Head of International Goshin Jujitsu System).
The founder of Judo, Professor Jigoro Kano, taught Sensei Hikoichi Aida. Sensei Aida was one of Kano’s top students. Sensei Kano sent Sensei Aida to introduce Judo to the West. Upon his return to Japan, Sensei Hikoichi Aida (Kano’s student) taught Sensei Yoichiro Matsumura.
1st Dan in Miyamoto Muso Ryu Bujutsu
awarded by Shodai Michael Alvarez who was also black belted under Shinan Antonio Pereira as one of his highest level ranked students in 1977.
Sensei Barry continues his study of Martial Art under Shihan Steven Sciandra, practicing Kajukenbo, Judo & Jujitsu, MMA.
He is proud to be a member of the Team Combat and The Martial Arts Studio families.