The peace that comes from balance and flexibility represented by two tongues of fire balancing, surrounded by a flexilbe ring of bamboo.
Arlington Budoshin JuJitsu Dojo: Self Defense for the Rest of Us


Thomas Salander, Godan

Thomas C. Salander, Arlington Budoshin JuJitsu Dojo Director Thomas has been teaching JuJitsu since 1997 when he founded the Arlington JuJitsu Dojo. He has trained in Budoshin JuJitsu since 1991 and is a student of Professor George Kirby, founder of the Budoshin style. Thomas was the editor of Okuri, the journal of the American JuJitsu Association from 2000 to 2007. An avid fencer since high school, he also holds a shodan in Chin-Na Karate.

Charles (“Chuck”) Youman, Yodan

Sensei Charles Youman Chuck started training in JuJitsu in 1989, and has been studying both at the Arlington YMCA and at the YMCA in Towson Maryland under Sensei Dennis McCurdy. Apart from training in the Budoshin style, he also studied Danzan Ryu JuJitsu for several years. Chuck loves horseback riding which he believes is similar to JuJitsu in its emphasis on maintaining balance.

Robert (“Bob”) Connolly, Nidan

Sensei Robert Connolly Bob has been continuously training at the Arlington dojo since it first opened in 1997 and was promoted to black belt in 2003. In particular, he likes the judo aspects of JuJitsu, such as throws and working with off-balancing your opponent. Bob continues teaching and training despite being a new father. More pictures are here.

Daniel Orkwis, Nidan

Sensei Daniel Orkwis Daniel has been a student of JuJitsu since 1997 and has been teaching since 2004. He spent a year in Portland, Oregon studying Kung Fu. Daniel taught JuJitsu at Marlboro College in Vermont, where he opened a branch of the Arlington JuJitsu Dojo while pursuing his degree in Asian History. More pictures are here.

Here is Daniel’s First Place performance at the November, 2006 AJA tournament.

Note: All instructors are members in good standing of the American Jujitsu Association and the Budoshin JuJitsu Yudanshakai.


The superior man is distressed by
by his want of ability.


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