Sensei Ross Gibbs is a godan (fifth degree black belt) in jiujitsu with twenty years of martial arts experience. He is an instructor of kenpo jiujitsu, which is a combination art of kicking, striking and grappling.
In the 1940s Master James Mitose (kenpo) and Master Henry Okasaki (dan zan ryu jiujitsu) cross-trained in each-other’s arts, which led to kenpo jiujitsu. These two men were true pioneers of cross training. Kenpo, in Hawaii, is commonly known as a street fighting art. There is a lot of dan zan ryu jiujitsu (Hawaiian Island style) influence in this system. Dan zan ryu consists of sefukujitsu (healing arts), Chinese and Japanese jiujitsu, Hawaiian lua and judo.
PacMAC Instructor – 2008, 2010, 2013