Recipients of Past Awards of Shoshin Ryu Yudanskakai

Luciani Service Award
The Luciani Service Award is named in honor of Donald Luciani: student, teacher, scoutmaster, devoted father, and loving husband. It is presented annually to the person who best exemplifies those qualities which have endeared his memory to those who loved him: integrity, honesty, loyalty, faithfulness, and humility.
  • 1988 Sensei William Fischer
  • 1989 Sensei James DeHaven
  • 1990 Professor Clyde Zimmerman
  • 1991 Sensei Patricia Chubb
  • 1992 Professor Rick L. DeHaven
  • 1993 Professor Roy Center
  • 1994 Professor Carl P. Beaver
  • 1995 Sensei Richar Charlebois
  • 1996 Sensei Roger Medlen
  • 1997 Sensei Tracey Charlebois
  • 1997 Sensei Owen Gallagher
  • 1998 Professor William Fischer
  • 1999 Professor Clyde Zimmerman
  • 2000 Sensei Owen Gallagher
  • 2001 Sensei Peter Zukowski
  • 2002 Professor Mike LaMarche
  • 2003 Professor Roger Medlen
  • 2004 Professor Jon Jacques
  • 2005 Professor Barry Posner
  • 2006 Professor Steve McMillian
  • 2007 Professor Carlos Gallegos
  • 2008 Professor kevin Dalrymple
  • 2009 No Award
  • 2010 Professor Jon Jacques
  • 2011 Professor Bryan Stanley
  • 2012 Christopher Chubb
  • 2013 Professor Robert McKean
  • 2013 Sensei Steve Davis
  • 2014 Professor Len Riley
  • 2015 Sensei Michael Whitaker
Instructor of the Year Award
The Instructor of the Year Award is established to recognize those instructors within the yudanshakai for their outstanding achievements as senseis, their dedication to their students and programs, and their example to their fellow instructors.
  • 1991 Sensei Richar Charlebois
  • 1992 Prof. Rick L. DeHaven
  • 1993 Sensei Bryan Stanley
  • 1994 Prof. Len Riley
  • 1995 Sensei Kevin Dalrymple
  • 1996 Sensei Raymundo Suarez
  • 1997 Professor H. Bruce Stokes
  • 1998 No Award
  • 1999 Sensei Stephen McMillian
  • 2000 Sensei Joe Ristrom
  • 2001 Prof. Rory Rebmann
  • 2002 Prof. Jon Jacques
  • 2004 Sensei Edward Bederov
  • 2005 Sensei Mike Whitaker
  • 2006 Professor Carlos Gallegos
  • 2007 Professor Ron Jennings
  • 2008 Sensei Tom Borr
  • 2008 Sensei Donn Hearn
  • 2009 No Award
  • 2010 Professor Maureen Browne
  • 2011 Sensei Randy Carrasco
  • 2012 Professor David Williams
  • 2013 Sensei Greg Poretz
  • 2014 Sensei Dave Wojick
  • 2015 Sensei Dan Kveen
Lamplighter Award
The Lamplighter award is established to recognize the person within the martial arts community, although not necessarily within the Yudanshakai or the Danzan Ryu System, whose life, efforts, and dedication best exemplify the Esoteric Prinicples of Professor Henry Seishiro Okazaki.
  • 1991 Professor Charles Lee
  • 1992 Sensei Zane Graham
  • 1993 Professor Douglas Scheid
  • 1994 Professor David Nuuhiwa
  • 1995 Sensei Carlos Gallegos
  • 1996 Professor Daniel Saragosa
  • 1997 Professor Toru Tanaka
  • 1998 No Award
  • 1999 Sensei Mark Ramsey
  • 2000 Sensei David B. Chubb
  • 2001 Professor Bud Collyer
  • 2002 Professor Lyle Ho
  • 2003 Sensei Teresa Dickerson
  • 2004 Hanshi Joe Carslake
  • 2005 Professor James Keltner
  • 2005 Professor Barry Posner
  • 2006 Sensei Gene Mauro
  • 2007 Grandmaster Alexander Archie
  • 2008 Shihan Fumio Demura
  • 2008 Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu
  • 2009 John Chow Hoon
  • 2010 Shihan Stephen Grayston
  • 2011 Shihan Dave Parker
  • 2012 Shihan Barry Holck
  • 2013 Sensei Donald Dupree
  • 2014 Professor Gary Jones
  • 2015 Eric Hakushi
Professor Francisco Limbago Spirit of Kokua Award
the Professor Francisco Limbago Spirit of Kokua Award is established to recognize a person for his selfless contributions to the Danzan Ryu community, and his emulation of the spirit of Professor Francisco Limbago of Hawaii, who during his life raised the concepts of amiability, mutual cooperation, and lifetime service to a high art as an exaple for others to follow.
  • 2005 Professor Vinson Holck
  • 2007 Professor Douglas Kiehl
  • 2010 O-Sensei Glenn Medici
  • 2010 Professor Mel Cansibog
  • 2011 Professor Carlos Gallegos
  • 2012 Professor William Randle
  • 2013 Professor Steve McMillian
  • 2015┬áProfessor Jason Spencer
Professor James L. DeHaven Large than Life Award
  • 2011 Professor Bud Collyer
  • 2012 Professor H. Bruce Stokes
  • 2013 Professor Rory Rebmann
  • 2014 Professor Clyde Zimmerman
  • 2015 Professor Charles P.K. Lee