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Camp Kodenkan Midwest 2018

Sensei Hillary Kaplowitz   Barb Gessner
August 9-12, 2018

We want to thank Professor Hillary Kaplowitz and Senior Instructor Barb Gessner for agreeing to come to camp this year. We have a completely new scheduling format for classes. Camping on 5 acres of wooded land, live sword cutting, hot tub, obstacle course, sauna, 3 fire rings, 2 dojos, 120 zip line and all food provided!

Register before July 15th to get a great early rate at this site:

Camp flyer for posting: Camp 2018 Tentative schedule: Schedule

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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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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