Sensei Michael Chubb

Sensei Michael A. Chubb, the founder of Shoshin Ryu Yudanskai, started practicing jujitsu in 1960 at the Santa Monica YMCA under the direction of Sensei William Randle.

Sensei Chubb received his shodan in January 1965 and was drafted and served until 1967.  Upon returning to the Santa Monica YMCA, he received his Nidan in 1967.  He would not earn his next promotion until 1978.

In 1973 he started the Downey YMCA dojo, which is running today.  In 1975 he opened a commercial dojo on Mount Langley Drive in Fountain Valley, California, that closed a year later.

In 1975, at the urging of his neighbor and friend Professor William Fischer, he started a class at a little red schoolhouse at his condo complex.  The dojo would stay open until 1981 and would help produce some of Shoshin Ryu’s most dedicated instructors.  He also taught classes at Golden West College in Huntington Beach from 1976 until 1983.

He was one of the founding members of the Southern California Jujitsu Association along with Professor William Fischer, Professor Jim Marcinkus, and Professor William Randle in 1979.

In 1980 he was promoted to Yodan and in 1984 to Godan.

In 1987 he formed Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai along with the help Professor William Fischer.

While driving home from a jujitsu seminar, Sensei Chubb along with Professor Fischer and Professor Roger Medlin, came up with Ohana ’90, a celebration of Professor Okazaki’s 100th birthday. In the early 1990s he moved to Nevada and started the Boulder City Jujitsu Club then retired from teaching.  In recent years he has re-emerged from his retirement to teach again.

He lives in Boulder City, Nevada, with his wife Patricia and their three children.  He was promoted to Judan, 10th degree, at Ohana 2010.

Sensei Chubb and Professor Tony Gonzalez at Ohana '90