ABOUT SETTING SUN DOJO
Setting Sun Dojo has been serving the Ocean Beach and Point Loma community for over 25 years. We believe in creating a new generation of balanced martial artists through the challenging, yet rewarding style of Go Jiu Bujitsu, which is composed of 3 traditional Japanese martial arts styles: Shotokan Karate, Judo, and Jiu Jitsu.
Our goal is to help our students build self confidence, self discipline, respect, and love while teaching valuable life lessons in our safe and welcoming environment.
GO JIU BUJITSU
"The way of Hard & Soft Martial Arts"
Go Jiu Bujitsu was founded in 2007 by grandmaster, Doshu Mark J. Colangelo. Shuseki Shihan Jherie Araos is now the head instructor of the style at Setting Sun Dojo.
Go Jiu Bujitsu is composed of 3 traditional Japanese martial arts: Shotokan Karate, Judo, and Jiu Jitsu. We believe that these traditional styles offer a unique martial arts experience for all who train and practice them. Go Jiu Bujitsu provides that experience to all students who wish to learn the history and art of traditional Japanese martial arts.
Shotokan Karate is a hard martial arts style, founded by Gichin Funakoshi in Japan
Judo is a soft martial art and was created as a physical, mental, and moral way of teaching. It was founded by Jigoro Kano in Japan
Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts style that was created in Japan as a system of close combat. It can be used in a soft and hard manner
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Mark J. Colangelo
Doshu - Founder
Doshu Mark Colangelo founded Go Jiu Bujitsu in 2007. Doshu has been teaching various martial arts styles since earning his black belt in Cuong Nhu Karate in 1984. As his passion and knowledge for martial arts grew, Doshu developed his own philosophies and leadership style and founded Go Jiu Bujitsu in 2007. Doshu retired from teaching martial arts in 2016.
Owner & Head Instructor
Jherie G. Araos-Silva
Shuseki Shihan Jherie Araos has been training martial arts for over 34 years. Since joining Setting Sun Dojo in 1995, Shuseki Shihan has been an influential and important part of the Ocean Beach community for many years, sharing his passion for martial arts to youth and adults. Shuseki Shihan has owned Setting Sun Dojo since 2016 and is the Head Instructor.
Ellie N. Tow
Dojo Administrator & Instructor
Sensei Ellie Tow has been training martial arts at Setting Sun Dojo for 6 years and earned her black belt in Go Jiu Bujitsu in December of 2019. Since joining Setting Sun Dojo in 2015, Sensei Ellie quickly fell in love with the Dojo community and the Go Jiu Bujitsu style. She is now our Dojo administrator and class instructor.