Professor Bill Beach, Judan
Professor Bill Beach is Founder of The Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System, Inc.
He was born December 15, 1928 in Baxley, Georgia.
History and Training
He began his martial arts training in 1950 with Professor Ray L. Law, disciple of Professor Henry S. Okazaki and co-founder of the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation. He continued his martial arts training in Hawaii through the courtesy of Professor Richard S. Takamoto, son-in-law and student of Professor Henry S. Okazaki, as well as training on the mainland under various instructors, styles and systems. In 1960, he was appointed Southeastern Regional Director by the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation (AJJF). He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1962. He organized the Kodenkan Karate Association in 1968 in eight states on the mainland. In 1971, he consolidated all of the activities of the Kodenkan Karate Association and the Southeastern region of the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation, including additional states in which the above activities existed at the time, and incorporated the Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System, Inc. with the national headquarters located in Jacksonville, Florida. Professor Beach is presently active in development, and special programs for the Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System, Inc., including Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, Submission and Control, Loss Prevention and Risk Management for law enforcement officers and agencies.
Current Martial Arts Ranking
Professor, Judan - Tenth Degree Black Belt, The Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu System, Inc.
Professor, Godan - Fifth Degree Black Belt, The Kodenkan Karate Association
Professor, Godan - Fifth Degree Black Belt, Tang Soo Do Karate