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Libert O 'Sullivan

Professor Libert O’Sullivan trained under Professors Bing Fai Lau and Sig Kufferath in the art of Jujitsu, receiving his Black Belt in June of 1949. He also studied Kenpo and Karate under various sensei.

Born in Honolulu and raised on the island of Molokai. In 1957, Sensei O’Sullivan taught students at St. Louis High School and continued working with Professor Kufferath at the Nikko Dojo of Honolulu. In June of 2000, he received his 10″ degree professorship from the Hawaii Kenpo Jujitsu Society. He was also a guest jujitsu professor with Paku'ialua. Liberts training in American jujitsu brought him to the art of Lua while training under professor Henry Seishiro Okazaki. Reportedly, the secret of Lua was broken in 1917, when Henry Seishiro Okazaki learned Lua from a Hawaiian man on Hawai'i. Eventually, Okazaki converted the Lua he learned and transferred these strikes into his Danzen Ryu System. Professor Libert mastered those same strikes and passed them on. Professor Libert has since passed on and is also on our advisory board when needed.