Professor Lamar Fisher

He grew up in Chico, was a graduate of Chico Senior High School, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Chico State University.  He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater.

Professor Fisher received the rank of Judan from the AJJF and lived his life practicing jujitsu.  In 1948, he started practicing Jujistu as student of Professor Bud Estes.

Eventually Professor Fisher taught at the Chico Judo and Jusitsu Academy from 1950 to 1972, achieving the rank of professor in 1956.  Professor Fisher taught women’s self-defense courses for ten years at Butte College. In 1981, he became school head of the Nibukikan in Chico. Professor Fisher had been the current Senior Professor of the AJJF.

Professor Fisher was inducted in to the Danzan Ryu Hall of Fame in 2000, along with his sensei, Professor Bud Estes.

AJJF Senior Professor Lamar Fisher passed away on September 10, 2009, in Chico, California.  He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Charlotte “Betty” Elizabeth Fisher, and his three sons and their spouses; Dennis and Mary Fisher of Spanish Fork, Utah, Gary and Patricia Fisher of Germantown, Maryland, and Marlan and Gloria Fisher of Chico, California, twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Professor Fisher at the 1999 Shoshin Ryu Reunion