Jujitsu Directory Articles

Sport Jujitsu

Author: Jonathan Thomson
Date: 23 January 2016

Sport Jujitsu was developed for students to compete in a controlled environment and test their skills against another opponent. Currently we have a few different rule sets. They all however do have the following similarities: Self Defence ...

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Kawaishi Jujitsu

Author: Wikipedia
Date: 23 January 2016

Kawaishi was born in Kyoto in 1899 and having studied judo and jujutsu at the Dai Nippon Butokukai (Greater Japan Association of Martial Virtue). He left Japan in the mid-1920s to travel and see the world and began by touring the United States of Ame...

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History of Jujitsu in South Africa

Author: Tommy Thomson
Date: 23 January 2016

Early Days Jujitsu was never meant to be a sport but a method of combat and can be traced back to the Ancient Chronicles of Japan to AD 712. When Japan progressed into more peaceful times, the martial arts of combat methods were developed into phi...

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Philosophy of Jujitsu

Author: Tommy Thomson
Date: 23 January 2016

Jujitsu (the Gentle Art) is among the most effective and potentially destructive martial arts. It is one of the most ancient martial arts, dating back over 2500 years. Jujitsu is also the basis of many of the more modern arts, including Judo, Karate ...

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Principles of Throwing

Author: Jonathan Thomson
Date: 13 October 2015

Balance A person balances his weight on both feet. He does not stand because he has only two points that touch the ground. Moving is the disruption and regaining of balance. Mind moves the body When you walk you subconsciously think of moving. T...

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Responsibility of an Instructor

Author: Jonathan Thomson
Date: 22 July 2014

My Instructor Without my instructors I would not be the teacher I am today. I've been training in various styles of Jujitsu, and each instructor has taught me something unique that I have been able to utilize and teach. I honour my instructors...

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Cross Training

Author: Jonathan Thomson
Date: 14 September 2007

In the olden martial arts training days and in some martial arts clubs there is still a tunnel vision. This vision is focused only on their style of martial arts training not opening up to the different arts out there in our society. This vision need...

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Going to the Ground

Author: Jonathan Thomson
Date: 14 September 2007

Going to the ground has become the way to fight. It is not recommended to go to the ground for grappling in real life street fights; however statistics have more than 50% of all fights on the street ends up on the ground. Therefore we need to train f...

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Street Effective Vital Points

Author: Jonathan Thomson
Date: 14 September 2007

They say you need an art of self-defence to get out of a situation on the street. This to me is not entirely true. There is no art when it comes to surviving a street encounter. This is where vital points come into consideration. Obviously we don'...

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