The Dojo was established in 1993. The instructors strive to give effective, self defense oriented techniques and principles of gentleness to our members.
Our instructors have taught the "gentle way" around the world to instructors and students alike promoting an efficient means of self defense and healthy lifestyle. They specialize in giving students tremendous versatility and capability.
Kokusai Budokan - Jiu-Jitsu Division
Grandmaster Denora - Founder
Master Nick Mechling - Chief Instructor
Master Chris Mechling - Chief Instructor
About the Teachers
The brothers have practiced Jiu-Jitsu since 1985. They are ranked by the American Jiu Jitsu Association and Jiu Jitsu America organizations as well as the Daito-Ryu USA Association. They have given demonstrations of Jiu-Jitsu before Police, Military, Grandmasters of Jiu Jitsu, Internationally and at colleges and Martial Arts Hall of Fame events.
They have fought internationally representing Jiu-Jitsu against champions of SAMBO, Judo, Greco-Roman, Collegiate, Freestyle Wrestling, Japanese and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They have taught civilians and fighters how to make the "gentle art" work for them in diverse situations.
They have been recognized as masters by Russian, Georgian, English, German and Brazilian Grandmasters of grappling arts. As technicians and teachers they work constantly with their students to develop their understanding of the art and how to apply the principle of "gentleness" into their lives.