Brutus: The Kuroinu

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We are the Kuroinukan (Danzan Ryu Jujitsu), Duluth Judo Club (Kodenkan Judo) and the Duluth Wrestling Club.

We have 8 nationally ranked black belts on the mat every week with more than 26 degrees of rank between them.

All students are taught in small groups by black belt instructors.

We combine the hard work of learning techniques with decades of experience of competition and street applications of what we teach.

You can start class in ANY shape and we will help you get in better shape.

We are serious martial artists who train hard and really enjoy what we do.

We do not tolerate big egos, macho attitudes or other immature behavior on our mat.

If you want to learn how to be a martial artist in a safe, fun environment while training hard physically and especially, mentally... come and watch a class or try one for free.

Henry Seishiro Okazaki
Founder of Danzan Ryu Jujutsu

Are you interested in class?
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 Monday - Thursday, 7-9 PM.

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Like what you see? Click here to download a class flyer or come and watch a class. The couch on the edge of the mat is waiting for you!

Jigoro Kano
Founder of Kodokan Judo



Kids Judo class

6th degree black belt Sohn Wehseler is teaching a kids class for 6-12 year olds on Sundays (during the school year) and Tuesdays (year around) from  6-7:30 PM.

Email the instructor, Sohn Wehesler or call the dojo (218-525-9472) for more information.


Contact Information:
Co-Sensei (Instructors):
Ward Melenich and
Sohn Wehseler            
Schedule of Classes:
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Postal address
4048 Fairview Rd.
Duluth, MN  55803 USA        
Map to Dojo
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Greed, idiocy, arrogance and corruption warning:
I wrestled at UMD for 3 seasons 1978-1980. The program was dropped, but I was never sure why until I read this amazing article.

1996 Kata Manual 
Older Kata Manual     
Email Ward for the passwords to open these if you are a AJJF Black belt.

NOTE: All instructors at the Kuroinukan have passed background checks performed by a national 3rd party agency.

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