The Jiushin Kan Dojo in Luqa is the Honbu (Head Quarters) for the Jiushin Kan Malta. The Dojo officially opened its doors in May 2000 and 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 bestowed upon them the official name of Jiushin Kan - meaning Hall of the Truth (High Ideals) of Yawara - in an official private ceremony. Click here to read more
Dojo means 'hall of the way' and generally refers to a Martial Arts school, where one learns self-discipline, respect towards others and the art of perfection.
Raymond Bajada, the father of Christian and Roderick Bajada, is the master mind 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. It is air-conditioned, fire and theft protected.
The Tatami / Training Mats (Agglorex) are Olympic Standard and comply with the new European Standards EN12503-3. The fitted carpets around the Tatami and in the changing rooms are treated against asthma, and other allergies. Air circulators and blowers ensure adequate filtered fresh air at all times. It is also sound proofed. The management of the Dojo, always makes sure that the Dojo is clean at all times.
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 telephone, fax, computer and media instruments, all of the latest technology to keep the management fully adjourned.
It is built after the traditional southern European style with oriental decor inside. The Jiushin Kan Dojo has a reputation as one of the finest Dojo in existence.
The Jiushin Kan Dojo 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.