Professor Robert Hodgkin

Prof Hodgkin began studying DanZan Ryu Jujitsu in 1982 under the instruction of Professor Gene Edwards at his dojo in Calistoga, California.  Bob then moved to Provo, Utah, in 1984 and joined the Lehi Dojo under the instruction of then Sensei Dennis Estes, who has since been promoted to Professor.  Bob ran the Bushido Jutsu Kan dojo in American Fort, Utah from 1986 to 2014, after Professor Estes moved to California.  Currently, Bob is one of the founders of Shin Budo Kai dojo in Lehi, Utah. 

 

Bob graduated from the 1993 Okugi class taught by Professors Sig Kufferath and Tony Janovich, where he received a Kaidensho and title of Kyoshi.  Bob also attended the 2003 Okugi class taught by Professor Tony Janovich. 

 

Bob spent two years studying Kenpo Karate from Master Bobby Lawrence from 1995 to 1996, and is currently studying Kamagong and Pekiti-Tirsia, Filipino martial arts.  Bob also graduated from the DanZan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute Modules I & II, and has served as the AJJF National Manager of Divisions, the Rocky Mt. Regional Manager, and the Rocky Mt. Exams Coordinator. 

 

Bob received his Shodan in 1987, the title of Professor from the American Judo & Jujitsu Federation in April of 2009, and his Shichidan in 2013.