Prof. Herb LaGue holds the rank of Judan and the Title of Shodai. Prof. LaGue founded the System called Dan Zan Ryu Zenyo Bujutsu in June 2004. Prof. LaGue is the head of the Bushidokan Federation Corporation Sole. Prof. LaGue has logged many miles in support of martial arts and conflict resolution for many years by visiting and teaching at dojos and attending peace rallies in many countries around the world.
Prof. LaGue was born in Reno, NV on June 12, 1941. His father, James Burton LaGue started him off in boxing in 1950 and later taught him a Tibetan Style of Martial Art that Herb’s father called Jujitsu. Over the years, he studied Judo under Mack McIntosh, Aikido under Bill Cox as well as Savate and Ballet. (The latter art he credits for developing excellent footwork skills.) Prof. LaGue is also a master of ancient restorative healing arts.
In 1968, he began to study and teach Danzan Ryu Jujitsu (with his father’s Tibetan flavor) at the Sparks Judo and Jujitsu Club at that time the club was run by Larry Cary, Sensei. LaGue also trained in Judo with the French Judo teacher Pierre LaCarre at the Sparks club. LaGue attained his Shodan under Prof. Bud Estes, and at about the same time, he assumed the position of head instructor (Sensei) of the Sparks Judo and Jujitsu Club in 1970 from Sensei Cary. In the early 1980’s he changed the dojo’s name to the Bushidokan Martial Arts Temple. Prof. LaGue summarizes his philosophy of Jujutsu in the following way: