PLIMSHOF Inductee #1
Professor Walter Lenoir
KUDAN (9th Degree Black Belt)
PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN JUJITSU ASSOCIATION
MEMBER WORLD MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME
NOMINATED: WORLD MARTIAL ARTS MASTERS 2000
PHONE: (805) 495 - 0362
Martial Arts Background Accomplishments
Joined French Judo Club at age 19 and attained rank of Sankyu. Joined 1st Belgian Commando (Green Beret) Regiment. After attending OCS, became Camp Commando hand-to-hand combat instructor.1972
Became student of Professor Harold D. Brosious in Ketsugo Jujitsu.
1976 - Attained rank of Shodan in Ketsugo Jujitsu.
1980 - Promoted to Sandan and took over as Chief Instructor of Ketsugo Jujitsu in Southern California. Set up Har-Bro Dojo #2 in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, and Dojo #3 in Oxnard. Joined AJA as Dojo #300.
1984 - Promoted to Yondan.
1988 - Promoted to Godan by both Professor Brosious with the title of Shihan and by the American Jujitsu Association (George Kirby, President).
April 1991 - Conducted seminar at first annual Camp Kokua in Griffith Park. Promoted to Rokudan. Guest instructor at all subsequent camps.
1994 - July 30: Promoted to Shichidan.
1997 - Promoted to Hachidan on November 14 by Soke Brosious and the AJA Black Belt Board of Review.
July 1997 - Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame with the prestigious Pioneer award.
November 1999 - Nominated for induction into the World Martial Arts Masters 2000.
November 2001 - Promoted to Kudan with the title of Hanshi by Professor Brosious.
Since 1973 - Participated in numerous AJA and SCJA sponsored tournaments as both player and judge. Conducted demonstrations in Ketsugo Jujitsu at these tournaments.
Since 1986 - Certified judge in Black Belt Division for AJA sponsored free style KATA tournaments. Appointed National Materials Chairman for American Jujitsu Association.
Since 1989 - AJA Director of Communications, Western Region Director, member of AJA Board of Directors and Black Belt Board of Review.
January 1990 - Created Litton Jujitsu Dojo.
Since 1991 - Participated in annual Camp Budoshin Seminars as Guest Instructor.
April 1991 - Conducted seminar at first annual Camp Kokua in Griffith Park. Guest instructor at all subsequent camps.
April 1991 - During a trip to Colorado Springs, CO, conducted a four evening seminar at the Institute of Martial Arts (Larry Lamz, Sensei), putting emphasis on TEKUBI WAZA, Combination Holds. Also taught a class on how to conduct a free style KATA Tournament.
October 1995 - Joined Martial Arts America as consulting Professor. Presently teaching Jujitsu classes to all Martial Arts America Black Belts on a weekly basis at their Agoura Hills, Moorpark, and Newbury Park Dojo.
November 1996 - Hosted the third Annual Kenkyushinkai Seminar at the TEEN Center in Thousand Oaks. Taught a class in KANSETSU WAZA. Presently teaching an average of 5 to 6 Jujitsu classes a week.
March 2000 - Conducted a two day seminar in KETSUGO Goshinjutsu at Police Headquarters, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attendance was over 75 eager participants and the techniques presented were received with great enthusiasm.
January 2001 - Elected President of the American Jujitsu Association.
February 2002 - Awarded life membership and nominated Director for the State of California for the USMAA ( United States Martial Artists Association.) SGM. William Rankin (President.