Samurai Jiu jitsu - Japans elite warrior class were pioneers in Jiu jitsu training, perfecting techniques in battle and passing them down along either political or family lines. Even today many schools still will not teach or even show non Dojo members what they consider to be the secret levels of their traditions. Fortunately our teacher in Japan is very open with his training and has many international students.
We study these schools of Japanese Jiu Jitsu - Takagi Yoshin Ryu, Kukishinden Ryu and Shinden Fudo Ryu. These three systems allow for a well rounded martial arts education with students learning a very large number of techniques for a wide range of situations.
Takagi Yoshin Ryu
A combination of two very well respected Jiu jitsu lineages that many years ago merged both the Yoshin Ryu and the Takagi Ryu into one system called the Takagi Yoshin Ryu.
This school developed for in close fighting with an emphasis on throwing your opponent with sutemi or sacrifice throws and making the opponents ability to take a fall (ukemi) as difficult as possible, trying to cause maximum damage in the process.
A traditional Samurai Jujutsu school with a huge Jujutsu and weapons curriculum. It is what is called a Sogo Bujutsu system or complete martial art. At our Dojo and in Japan training is sometimes done wearing Yoroi which is commonly also known as Samurai Armour.
Nearly all of the weapons training that we study originates from Kukishin Ryu.
Shinden Fudo Ryu
Known for its unusual striking methods as well as traditional Japanese ground fighting from a seated position of Fudoza No Kamae. Shinden fudo Ryu is an all round martial arts tradition for close in fighting techniques. There are two main sections of training The Daken Taijutsu and the Ju Taijutsu each containing many techniques for many different situations.
With more than 500 safety mats on one large training area located in Thornbury at 272 Dundas St