Professor Stephen Byzek

Professor Stephen Byzek received instruction through both Prof. Okazaki and Richard Rickerts.

He is credited for assisting in the release of Prof Okazaki from detention after the Pearl Harbor attack.  Prof. Byzek also assisted in formulating the hand to hand combat manuals for both the paratroops and national intelligence agencies.

He received his teaching scroll during the first graduation class of the American Jujitsu Institute on May 11, 1941, from professor Okazaki.