History of the Daitobukan Dojo
The Towson YMCA instruction in Ju-Jitsu has been active since 1974. Upon his retirement, Sanzo Seki instructed Professor George Kirby and the late William Fromm to establish the American Ju-Jitsu Association (AJA). Professor Kirby is the AJA Chairman of the Board. The Daitobukan Dojo (Great School of the East) was formerly known as the Budoshin (Gentlemanly) Ju-Jitsu Dojo. The school was established by William Fromm, and then in1985 Professor Fromm assumed other responsibilities. Dr. John D. McCurdy assumed the leadership role of the school, as well as becoming Northern Regional Director of the AJA. Sensei McCurdy become President of the AJA, with Terry Feelemyer assuming the role of AJA Northern Regional Director. In 2013 Sensei Paul Klara assumed overall responsibility for the Daitobukan Dojo.

Daitobukan is affiliated with the American Ju-Jitsu Association , the Dai-Nippon Budo/Bugei Kai, and the All Japan Martial Arts & Ways Association, Kyoto, Japan. Daitobukan is a Kokusai of the Shin Tenshin Shin-yo-ryu, Kyoto, Japan.



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