Jujutsu

Jujutsu (also Jiu Jitsu, Jujitsu) describes the mostly unarmed fighting arts of Japan.  The Samurai practised Jujutsu as part of their repertoire alongside martial arts like Kenjutsu (swordsmanship) and Kyudo (archery).

Today Jujutsu (Ju Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu, Jujitsu) covers a broad spectrum, from classical Koryu forms like Tenjin Shinyo Ryu to modern Gendai (self defence) forms, to the Brazilian styles made famous by the Gracie family.

Jujutsu is characterised by its locks, throws, strikes and groundwork techniques.

The technical director of our Jujutsu division is Mark Wood Kyoshi, who holds the grade of 8th Dan and has studied the art for more than 40 years, previously grading in the World Ju Jitsu Federation and British Ju Jitsu Association as well as training under Japanese masters.

Keegan Kyoshi also teaches Jujutsu in the UKBF, holding 5th Dan in the art and previously training and grading in Shizuya Sato’s Nihon Jujutsu with the Kokusai Budoin.

In 2006 the UKBF hosted a seminar which brought together Jujutsu masters from the Kokusai Budoin, Dai Nippon Butokukai and Seibukan.

Japanese style Jujutsu – also spelled Jiu Jitsu, Ju Jitsu etc, as distinct from Brazilian Ju Jitsu) including both Koryu (classical) and Gendai (modern). This division is also open to styles such as Aikijujutsu.

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