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

 
NameOrganisationGradeNZJJF VerifiedNZJJF MemberNZJJF Coach
Steve HeremaiaBlack Dragon Jiu Jitsu Academy10th DanNoNoNo
Paul Reti, OSAFuji Ryu Goshindo Jiu Jitsu9th DanYesYesC3 Coach
Gary Trail, OSASouthern Cross Jiu Jitsu Society9th DanYesYesC2 Coach
Dave Butler, OSASamurai Arts8th DanNoYesC2 Coach
James Salter, OSASakura Kan Jiu Jitsu8th DanYesYesC3 Coach
Walter AndersonWillow School of Jiu Jitsu8th DanNoNoNo
Callum ForbesUpper Hutt Martial Arts Academy7th DanYesYesC2 Coach
Paul StokesFurui Ryu Jiu Jitsu7th DanYesYesC2 Coach
Peter GernetzkySeishinkan Bujutsu7th DanYesYesNo
Karel NathanBlack Dragon Jiu Jitsu Academy7th DanNoNoNo
Alistair ThompsonSakura Kan Jiu Jitsu7th DanNoNoNo
Graeme CatlinMatamata Ju Jitsu Club7th DanNoYesC1 Coach
Terry EvansAuckland Studio of Jiu Jitsu7th DanNoYesNo
Sten OlivecronaOlivecrona Jiu Jitsu6th DanYesYesC2 Coach
Julian ColumbusFuji Ryu Goshindo Jiu Jitsu6th DanYesYesC3 Coach
Doug Bailey, OSANZJJS6th DanYesYesC3 Coach
John HaanstraHamilton Goshin Jitsu Academy6th DanYesYesC3 Coach
Warren MastersBlack Dragon Jiu Jitsu Academy6th DanYesYesNo
Jim ColensoFuji Ryu Goshindo Jiu Jitsu5th DanYesYesC2 Coach
Robin HowardNZ Eagle Spirit Jiu Jitsu5th DanYesYesC2 Coach
Rob PointonS.I.M.A Jujitsu & Chin Na5th DanYesYesC2 Coach
Hannes van NiekerkJikishin Ju-Jitsu NZ5th DanYesYesC2 Coach
Dave LomaxFuji Ryu Goshindo5th DanYesYesC2 Coach
Simon Ogden, OSAJitsu NZ5th DanYesYesC4 Coach
Shanon CassonNew Zealand Jiu Jitsu Academy5th DanNoYesNo
Nicholas ColdrickSeishinkan Bujutsu5th DanNoNoNo