Jiu Jitsu is an ancient Japanese martial art that can be traced back more than 1,000 years. Jiu Jitsu techniques consist of kicking, striking, movement, throwing, choking, joint locking and holding as well as certain weapon knowledge. The techniques can be practiced regardless of age, size, or strength.

While direct translations from Japanese can sometimes be difficult, the closest translation of Jiu Jitsu is "the gentle art". Gentle can more practically be thought of as "natural" as Jiu Jitsu focuses on using your opponent’s energy against them and builds on your natural reactions.

Goshin Budo Jiu Jitsu is an all-encompassing art that initially gives the student the skills defend themselves. Once that foundation is in place, more advanced techniques and strategies are passed on that gives the practitioner the ability to subdue and control an attacker without causing permanent injury. The main areas of focus in the beginning of training are:

Body Movement - The easiest way to avoid an attack is to not be there. Learning how to move your body quickly and efficiently includes footwork, stances, rolling and falling.

Blocking - when movement is not possible, you learn to use your arms and legs to stop strikes and grabs.

Striking - you need some weapons of your own. Once an attack is stopped, striking lets you stun or hurt your attacker.

Escaping - extracting yourself from dangerous situations or escaping from grabs and holds.

After these skills along with defenses to the most common attacks are learned, students move on to learn more advanced skills including:

  • - Wrist Locks
  • - Joint Locks
  • - Pressure Points
  • - Weapons training
  • - Defense Against Multiple Attackers
  • - And more...
  • - Throws
  • - Weapons Defense
  • - Ground Fighting
  • - Pain Compliance