Professor Richard Bunch will be visiting the Salem Budokai for a very special workout on Saturday, May 5th.
The Salem Budokai is very proud to host this event for the Paciﬁc Northwest region of Jujitsu America, and we’re excited to welcome Professor Bunch back to the Budokai.
Professor Bunch's training in Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu began in early childhood. His ﬁrst instructors were Prof. Bill Montero, Sensei Glen Castleo, and Prof. Ray Law. Later, at the
age of 14, he began training with Prof. Sig Kufferath. Shortly afterward, in 1969, he received his Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) from Prof. Kufferath. In 1971, Prof. Kufferath honored
Prof. Bunch by recognizing him as his associate instructor, and later as chief instructor of the school. Over the course of 28 years, Prof. Bunch engaged in constant training and study
with Prof. Kufferath at Nikko Jujitsu School. Prof. Kufferath awarded Prof. Bunch with the rank of Shichidan (7th Degree Black Belt) in Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Since then,
Jujitsu America has promoted Prof. Bunch to the rank of Hachidan (8th Degree Black Belt).
Over the years, Prof. Bunch has been fortunate to study with numerous masters of various martial arts and highly respected elder practitioners of Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu who
studied directly under Prof. Okazaki. This has provided him with a broad perspective of various personal interpretations of this style. In addition, he has studied many other martial arts including the art of the Japanese sword, as well as other Japanese weaponry and armor. Prof. Bunch's reputation as both an extremely skillful martial artist and a scholar makes him a highly sought after instructor nationally and internationally. He actively teaches seminars on Jujitsu throughout North
America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Prof. Bunch received the 1989 Instructor of the Year award from Jujitsu America.
Here is a flyer: