Jujitsu Directory Organizations

Johannesburg Jujitsu

Johannesburg Jujitsu has been dorment for many years until 2014, Jonathan Thomson registered Johannesburg Jujitsu with the Gauteng Sport Council to participate in the SAJJC National Ju-Jitsu Championships. Johannesburg Jujitsu sent a team to participated in the 2014 National Championships with great success taking first, second and third in the Black Belt Self Defence division and many more. In 2015 Johannesburg Jujitsu sent members from the squad to the National Championships and once again showed great success. Johannesburg Jujitsu organized trials in 2016 and have members competiting at the National Championships in Octo...

Kawaishi South Africa

Kawaishi was born in Kyoto Japan in 1899. He dedicated himself to studying Judo and Jujutsu at the Dai Nippon Butokukai (Greater Japan Association of Martial Virtue). Some 30 years later he left Japan to venture out into the world.  He started his travels in the United States of America, and survived teaching his passion, Jujitsu, starting schools in New York and San Diego.  Kawaishi did not stop there; by 1928 he had arrived in the United Kingdom where he established a school in Liverpool with his close friend Gunji Koizumi. Koizumi was nearly 10 years his senior and was well established in the UK having formed the London Budokw...

South African Ju-Jitsu Federation

Jujitsu has two separate origins in South Africa, the earliest dates back to 1928 when Yusei Teppi and Dr H Johnson started a club in Cape Town. Dr Johnson retired around 1948 and entrusted the club to D Mc Crea and C Grant-Grierson who grew the sport over 10 years. This original club was dissolved in 1959, but one of the remaining instructors, Mr C Gaven, picked up the pieces and started his own club in 196 and jujitsu has been uninterrupted since then. The second line follows Prof Jack Robinson, a Cumberland and Western style wrestling champion, who came to South Africa from England in 1931. He had learnt Jujitsu from two Japanese gentle...