Professor Joe Souza

Professor Joe Souza began his martial arts studies in 1957 under the late Professor John Cahill. He assisted Professor Willy Cahill with the opening of the Cahill Judo Academy in San Bruno California.

He earned his Shodan in Kodokan Judo in 1964.

Professor Souza owned and operated several judo schools from 1964 to 2004.

Earned his Black Belt in the Ed Parker Kenpo Karate system under Professor Vinton Koklich in 1997.

Professor Souza is the founder of the Kensujitsu International System, and was acknowledged by Professor Willy Cahill and Professor Wally Jay with the rank of Judan 10th degree.

Professor Souza holds the rank of Hachidan 8th degree with Jujitsu America, Sandan 3rd degree in Judo USJA, and Shodan in American Kenpo Karate.

Awards include Black Belt Hall of Fame 1999, Jujitsu America Instructor of the Year 2007, Professor Wally Jay Award 2008, inducted into the Danzan Ryu Hall of Fame by Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai in 2009.

Professor Souza in 2016