The Jiushin Kan (Dojo) in Luqa, the quarters of Jiushin Kan Malta, officially opened its doors in May 2000. Dojo means 'hall of the way' and generally refers to a Martial Arts school.
Raymond Bajada, the father of Christian and Roderick Bajada, was the mastermind behind the building and starting up of the Dojo. Joseph Bajada, their grandfather, was very instrumental in this process.
The Dojo is a privately owned building, built to the highest safety standards and licensed with all the local permits to operate specifically as a Martial Arts school (the first and only in Malta). It is air-conditioned, fire and theft protected.
The Tatami / Training Mats (Agglorex) are Olympic Standard and comply with the European Standards EN12503-3. The fitted carpets around the Tatami are treated against asthma, and other allergies. Air circulators and blowers ensure adequate filtered fresh air at all times. It is also sound proofed.
There are separate changing rooms, showers and toilets for ladies and gentlemen and a first aid room, besides private facility for the instructors, and an office upstairs equipped with media instruments and technology to keep the management fully adjourned.
The Dojo is equipped with a variety of training equipment which include; a custom built removable fighting wall/MMA cage panel, punching bags, pull-up bar, climbing and horizontal rope, slam and throwing bags, battle rope, free weights and squat/press station, and other physical training equipment for strength, stamina, flexibility, agility, and movement.
It is built in traditional southern European style, and enjoys a reputation as one of the finest. The management of the Dojo makes sure that the Dojo is clean at all times.
The Jiushin Kan is an official registered Dojo of the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai of Kyoto Japan, the premier Martial Arts Virtues Society that advocates the mission of nobility, greater commitment for excellence and promotion of Classical Martial Virtues.
On it’s official opening in May 2000, it was first named the Dragon's Den Dojo. It was in June 2013 when the Brothers Bajada attended the Elite Jujutsu Koshu Kai in Kyoto Japan when Tesshin Hamada Hanshi, Chairman of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai of Japan, officially named it the Jiushin Kan - meaning Hall of the True Ideals of Yawara (Jujutsu). Click here to read more…