Biography of Ronald K. Ogi

Sigung Ronald Kenji Ogi

ronogipro@yahoo.com
Honolulu, Hawaii


Born: June 23, 1960
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 165 lbs

Sigung Ronald K. Ogi - Pearl City, Hawaii

Sigung Ronald K. Ogi from Pearl City, Hawaii is the senior instructor of Wing Chun Do Gung Fu, and a 6th degree black belt in Small Circle Jujitsu. Ronald had the privilege to start his martial arts training under James W. DeMile, founder of Wing Chun Do Gung Fu in 1974 and his jujitsu training under Professor Wally Jay, founder of Small Circle Jujitsu, in 1986. He serves as a Board Member for Wing Chun Do International, Small Circle Jujitsu International and Tao of Wing Chun Do. Sigung Ogi is a lifetime member of Jujitsu America and serves as Media Relations Director for the United States Sport Jujitsu Association as well as being the Hawaii State Representative for Sport Jujitsu. He runs a production company called Ogi Productions, which produces martial arts training videos and promotes martial arts seminars and events in Hawaii. Ogi Productions has produced Ernie Franco's Defensive Edge Volumes I & II, Professor Wally Jay's Small Circle Jujitsu Grappling Techniques, Small Circle Connection, Jujitsu America's 14th Annual Hawaiian Convention Volumes 1-6, Small Circle Jujitsu's Effective Finger Locking Techniques & Tendon Tricep Armbars and Armlocks, Bruce Lee's 1 & 3 Inch Power Punch and Small Circle Jujitsu International's Hawaiian Convention Tape #1-#3 videos. He has been active teaching seminars throughout the United States and teaches martial arts privately in Hawaii. Ronald was awarded the Professor John Chow-Hoon "Spirit of Kodenkan Award" in 1992 and Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1994 from Jujitsu America.

Education:

  • Sagamihara Elementary School (1966-1972) Tokyo, Japan
  • Highlands Intermediate School (1972-1974)
  • Pearl City, Hawaii Pearl City High School (1974-1978) Pearl City, Hawaii
  • University of Hawaii (1978-1983) Honolulu, Hawaii - BA in religion

Occupation:

  • Owner of Ogi Productions (camera operator, director and producer)
  • Martial Arts Instructor (Wing Chun Do Gung Fu and Small Circle Jujitsu)

Clients:

  • NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, ESPN, NHK, NTV, Asahi TV, Fuji TV, TBS, TV Tokyo, MBS, Dentsu, Hakuhodo, Asatsu, Seibu Lions Camp, JAL In-fight Video, Honolulu Marathon, Japan Amway, Japan IBM and Pony Canyon.

Instructors:

  • Sijo James W. DeMile (Founder of Wing Chun Do Gung Fu) - 1974
  • Professor Wally Jay (Founder of Small Circle Jujitsu) - 1986

Martial Arts Rank:

  • Senior Black Belt Instructor of Wing Chun Do Gung Fu
  • 6th Degree Black Belt in Small Circle Jujitsu

Organizations:

  • Board Member Tao of Wing Chun Do (1975)
  • Lifetime Member of Jujitsu America (1989)
  • Board Member Wing Chun Do International (1993)
  • Board Member Small Circle Jujitsu International (1995)
  • Media Advisor United States Sport Jujitsu Association (1995)

Martial Arts Videos Produced:

  • Ernie Franco's Defensive Edge Volumes 1 and 2
  • Prof. Wally Jay's Small Circle Jujitsu Grappling Techniques Tape #3
  • Small Circle Connection
  • Jujitsu America's 14th Annual Hawaiian Convention Volumes 1-6
  • Small Circle Jujitsu's Effective Finger Locking Techniques
  • Small Circle Jujitsu's Tendon Tricep Armbars and Armlocks
  • Bruce Lee's 1 & 3 Inch Power Punch
  • Small Circle Jujitsu International's Hawaiian Convention Volumes 1-3
  • USSJA Sport Jujitsu Rules Video
Awards and Honors:
  • 1988-1990 Staff Instructor Camp Danzan Ryu - Santa Cruz, CA
  • 1990 Staff Instructor Jujitsu America's Convention - Newton, MA
  • 1992 Staff Instructor Camp Danzan Ryu - Santa Cruz, CA
  • 1992 Host for Jujitsu America's Convention and Professor Wally Jay's 75th Birthday Banquet - Waikiki, HI
  • 1992 Professor John Chow-Hoon "Spirit of Kodenkan Award"
  • 1993 Staff Instructor Jujitsu America's Convention - Greensboro, NC
  • 1994 Staff Instructor Jujitsu America's Convention - Reno, NV
  • 1994 Jujitsu America's Black Belt Hall of Fame
  • 1995 Staff Instructor Camp Danzan Ryu - Santa Cruz, CA
  • 1995 Staff Instructor Jujitsu America's Convention - Boston, MA
  • 1996 Staff Instructor Jujitsu America's Convention (Ohana) - Santa Clara, CA
  • 1997 Host for Small Circle Jujitsu International's Hawaiian Convention and Professor Wally Jay's 80th Birthday Banquet - Waikiki, HI