SENIOR BLACK BELTS

Dan grades of 5th Dan and above are known as Kodansha, meaning “person of high rank”, the “Ko” in this case meaning high, “Dan” meaning rank and “Sha” meaning person.

New Zealand Senior Ju-Jitsu Black Belts

 
Name Organisation Grade NZJJF Verified NZJJF Member NZJJF Coach
Steve Heremaia Black Dragon Jiu Jitsu Academy 10th Dan No No No
Gary Trail, OSA Southern Cross Jiu Jitsu Society 8th Dan Yes Yes No
Dave Butler, OSA Samurai Arts 8th Dan No Yes C2 Coach
Paul Reti, OSA Fuji Ryu Goshindo Jiu Jitsu 7th Dan No Yes No
David Millar Jiu Jitsu Life Skills 7th Dan No No No
James Salter Sakura Kan Jiu Jitsu 7th Dan No Lapsed No
Peter Gernetzky Seishinkan Bujutsu 7th Dan Yes Yes No
Karel Nathan Black Dragon Jiu Jitsu Academy 7th Dan No No No
Paul Stokes Furui Ryu Jiu Jitsu 6th Dan No Lapsed No
John Haanstra Hamilton Goshin Jitsu Academy 6th Dan No Yes No
Alistair Thompson Sakura Kan Jiu Jitsu 6th Dan No No No
Sten Olivecrona Olivecrona Jiu Jitsu 6th Dan Yes Yes C1 Coach
Graeme Catlin Matamata Jiu Jitsu Club 5th Dan No Yes No
Terry Evans Auckland Studio of Jiu Jitsu 5th Dan Yes Lapsed No
Julian Columbus Fuji Ryu Goshindo Jiu Jitsu 5th Dan Yes Lapsed C3 Coach
Doug Bailey, OSA NZJJS 5th Dan Yes Yes C3 Coach
Phil Davison Seishinkan Bujutsu 5th Dan No Lapsed No
Robin Howard NZ Eagle Spirit Jujitsu 5th Dan No Lapsed No
Rob Pointon S.I.M.A Jujitsu & Chin Na 5th Dan Yes Yes C2 Coach