Herb LaGue was born in Reno, Nev. on June 12, 1941. His father, James Buton Lague, started him off in boxing and later taught him in a Tibetan style of martial arts called Jujitsu.
Herb recalls when he was 4 years old his dad asked him if he would like to learn how to protect himself and he said yes.
By 1968 Herb began teaching Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu at the Sparks Judo Club. Over the years, he studied, Judo under Mack McIntosh, Aikido under Bill Cox, as well as Servante and Ballet. Also he has trained with French Professor Pierre LaCarre and is a master at ancient restorative healing arts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Ol0ntVwJc
Herb assumed the position of head instructor (sensei) of the Sparks Judo and Jujitsu Club in 1970 from his predecessor Sensei Cary and began teaching Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu, which focuses on all techniques, including striking, kicking, joint locking, throwing and ground fighting techniques.
During the early 80s, he changed the dojo’s name to the Bushidokan Martial Arts Temple and began his travels around the world. Since then he has logged many miles in support of martial arts and conflict resolution by visiting and teaching at various dojo’s, and attending peace rallies in many countries around the world.
His effort shows. He received a commendation from by Congress for his work he has done and is an ambassador for the United Peace Federation. Herb has met the Dali Lama and other famous people during his various travels.
Herb Lague would like to see jujitsu eventually taught all over the world to various police agencies and dojos. He also teaches all age classes to adults and kids alike who are interested in learning Dan Zan Ryu Bujutsu.
Prof Lague summarize his philosophy of jujitsu in the following way:
“Dan Zan Ryu Bujutsu is a systematic way to eliminate fear through building self-confidence. This is accomplished by serving and healing others. Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu creates curiosity and stimulates one’s natural inherent characteristics to explore and create. People are drawn to Danzan-Ryu Zenyo Bujutsu by their natural survival instinct.”