Professor Dennis Estes'
JoBu Shin Kan Hoku
Member of the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation
For nearly 20 years, the JOBU SHIN KAN has been bringing to the West
the very best in martial arts instruction. Our instructors have been personally
trained by Professor Dennis Estes. They have reached their level of training not
only for their skill and achievements in martial arts but also their ability to
effectively relate that knowledge and understanding to students of all age
levels and backgrounds. All of our instructors have come up through the ranks of
Jujutsu following the philosophy and principles of "KODENKAN" ("School
of the Ancient Tradition" or "School in which the Senior
transmits the Tradition to the Junior") and as such have been
training to become instructors as soon as they walked onto the mats of the JOBU
SHIN KAN. Our Sensei and School Head continuously undergoes advanced
training in all self defense skills, and keeps abreast of the latest teaching
methods and human potential development.
A Modern Approach to Self Defense
Although our techniques are based on centuries old knowledge, it is our
application of that knowledge that sets JOBU SHIN KAN apart. We realize that
each of you possess different natural abilities; size and strength will vary
from person to person, etc. That is why once you have acquired a strong
foundation and ability in the basics, our program is individualized to match
your physical capabilities in order to maximize your self defense skills. Should
the need ever arise you will possess a firm understanding of exactly what it
takes to both mentally and physically defend yourself or your loved ones.
Prof. Estes has studied martial arts for over 40 years, and has been
teaching for over 30 years. He spent more than 8 years as a police officer and
is a nationally certified police defensive tactics instructor. He is also the
father of six children, all of whom have either studied or are studying with
It is his unique life experience that combines to make instruction at the JOBU
SHIN KAN the best available in the Northwest.