Class Information

Ju-Jitsu (or Jujutsu) origins are from feudal Japan where Samurai were taught techniques of dispatching an adversary without the use of weapons. The translations literally mean ‘gentle art’ or ‘soft art’. One dominant consistency in the techniques of both ancient and modern Ju Jitsu is to counter an adversary using their own momentum and strength. This emphasises both the philosophy and flexibility of this martial art that does not prejudice any gender or physical body type.

Although there is a great diversity of techniques practised by Ju Jitsu students, all techniques are based on defending against and armed or unarmed opponent through the use of grappling, throwing, joint locking and dislocation, holds, strangles, striking, and kicking.

A student proficient in the art has the option of doing great bodily harm to his adversary. The practitioner also has the choice of causing his opponent to sense severe pain without any actual injury taking place. Because of this potential, the serious Ju-Jitsu student also accepts a philosophy of non-violence: a physical confrontation should be avoided whenever possible.

The Ju-Jitsu student must adopt an attitude of self-control: All of these will help the student become a better person and, at the same time, help them avoid unnecessary confrontations. It is the inner peace and confidence that the student develops that makes this possible. Patience is the key. A trained student will do everything possible to avoid a physical confrontation. If it is necessary to use Ju-Jitsu against an adversary, the student must still use self-restraint and good judgement. They must use knowledge only to protect themselves and others from harm, and then only to the extent to protect and remove themselves from the situation.

At the Anglo Japanese Martial Arts School, Ju Jitsu techniques are taught with emphasis safety and well being of the students. The techniques are practical and effective for self defence in the modern world. The techniques used in our school are not taught to children and each adult wishing to join is vetted closely prior to being allowed participate.

Classes consist of conditioning of the body to minimise risk of injury, and teaching techniques through demonstration and repetition. The Anglo Japanese Martial Arts School is associated with Busen, and student are taught the Busen syllabus and encouraged to grade periodically at Busen (Twickenham).

JUDO literally translates as ‘gentle way’, is a modern Japanese martial art developed in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling manoeuvre, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by applying a choke.

The form of Judo practised by our school is Kyo Shin Do, which is not merely a style of Judo, but a philosophy, laying great emphasis on safety, discipline and the building of confidence.You will learn by action and not words and that the care of others around you is also your responsibility.

The Anglo Japanese Martial Arts School is associated with Busen, and student are taught the Busen syllabus and are encouraged to grade periodically at Busen (Twickenham) as well as participate in local Judo competitions. At our school Judo particularly favours the young martial artist (as young as 4), and give them a good foundation for other martial arts and competitive sports as well as giving them self confidence.

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