• What is Aiki Kenpo Jujutsu ?

    A brief explanation about Jujutsu
    Jujutsu (柔術, literally meaning the “art of softness”), is a Japanese martial art which emphasizes throwing techniques, joint manipulations and the striking of vital areas in order to effectively control, subdue or injure an attacker.  Jujutsu has many ryuha (流派, literally “mainstream school”) based on either Koryu (古流, literally old stream or classical) traditions with a clear lineage handed down from generation to generation or Gendai budo (現代武道, meaning “modern martial way”), generally based on modern interpretations of pre-Meiji Restoration Japanese armed and unarmed martial traditions.
    Aiki Kenpo Jujutsu Core Practices

     #1. Giving & receiving percussive impact/blunt force trauma: Uchi/Uke-waza [29 techniques]
     #2. Negotiating the clinch: Tegumi: Kotekitai, Kakie, Ude Tanren and Muchimi-di, etc. [36 techniques]
     #3. Joint manipulation, cavity seizing & limb entanglement: Kansetsu/Tuite-waza [72 techniques]
     #4. Chokes/strangles-air/blood deprivation: Shime-waza [36 techniques]
     #5. Balance displacement: Nage-waza [55 techniques]
     #6. Submission-based ground fighting: Ne-waza [72 techniques]
     #7. Escapes & counters: Gyaku-waza [36 techniques]
     #8. Swordsmanship: A contemporary/modified interpretation of Sugino-ha [Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu 天真正伝香取神道流] Kenjutsu, based upon using the Tachi [太刀/sword, 12 kata], Kodachi [小太刀/short sword, 3 kata] and Ryoto [両刀/two swords, 4 kata]. Curriculum also includes Iai-jutsu [居合術/sword-drawing, 16 kata], Tameshigiri [試し斬り/test cutting, 4 kata] and free-style fighting [without protective equipment] with bokken [wooden] and  metal [non-sharpened] blades