Clifford Brunetti, 師範ブルネッティー奥崖, is Shihan-Dai (headmaster) of OkuGake Jujutsu and Menkyo Shihan (Licensed Master / Retired) of Hakkoryu Jujutsu. Brunetti was first introduced to Hakkoryu by Captain John C. Bokeno (USAF Ret./Deceased), a menkyo kaiden shihan of Hakkoryu Jujutsu, while stationed at F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming. Brunetti became a Black Belt in 1987 under Master Bokeno. Brunetti-sensei also trained with Soke Okuyama Ryuho, and masters; Dennis Palumbo, Yasuhiro Irie, Michael LaMonica, and others. After 25 years of study and personal instruction, Brunetti trained, tested, and succeeded to become a licensed master instructor in Hakkoryu Jujutsu.
Brunetti, a former U.S. Air Force Security Specialist, spent a military tour of duty in Korea as an E.S.T. (Emergency Services counter-terrorism Team) member during the ’88 Olympics, and earned the Air Force Achievement Medal for meritorious service. Brunetti took terminal leave to train in Japan with the highest ranking masters of jujutsu. Once back in the states Brunetti-sensei opened his first dojo – The Gainesville Budokan. Moving to Sarasota Florida in 1996, Brunetti founded the KaZoku Dojo 家族道場 (ka-zoku is commonly translated as “family.”)