In July, 2012, my ten year old daughter had the opportunity to join a summer camp for a very minimal fee for the week. I was intrigued as it was something different, wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg and would keep her busy (and out of boredom trouble) for five full business days., Read More

When my husband suggested we enroll our son in martial arts, I hesitated. I had been in martial arts years ago and frankly, I didn’t think it was worth our time, money, and adding one more thing to our already busy family schedule. I knew it was good exercise, but he was already involved in, Read More

I became acquainted with the Hikari Ryuza dojo as a result of my volunteer work with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. We were encouraged to take Dr. Crimi’s self-defense course designed for law enforcement officers. The program turned out to be much greater than learning some basic techniques in a few weeks; it has, Read More

My first encounter with Grandmaster Crimi and Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu was, like so much since, astounding. I was tasked with being Grandmaster’s interpreter during his visit to the school in Paris where I first learned ju jitsu from Grandmaster Stefano Surace. When my French friends and fellow students returned Grandmaster’s bow with a Gallic, Read More

I have been part of the Dojo for nearly 14 years now, and I still look forward to coming every week, especially for the camaraderie. I know its made me a better person not only mentally, but physically as well; after all I’m only turning 88 this year! Through the years I’ve observed what, Read More