Jiushin Ryu is not an art in itself. It is a ‘school of thought’ within the art of Jujutsu (Jiu-Jitsu | Ju-Jitsu). As a fighting style, Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu is a modern style with modern training methods, includes old school methods and its values are embedded in ‘Budo’ (Japanese Way of Martial Arts) and ‘Butoku’ (Martial Virtues).
Through the years of training in different styles, including both old school (Koryu) Jujutsu and modern (Gendai) Jujutsu/Judo, travelling, learning and teaching, the Bajada brothers have always sought the true essence of the Art. Along the way, they adapted techniques to their own style of Jujutsu and forged their own way, which wasdemonstrated on several occasions around the world, attracting a lot of attention.
For students of Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu, the drilling and perfecting of the basic syllabus is essential, as is Randori (free practice / pressure testing) for the student to learn to apply the techniques in a real live situation. Jiushin Ryu is a complete style of Jujutsu. It consists of both standing and ground, both grappling and striking.
The style is evolutionary. Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu in not limited to the mentality of: "this is Jujutsu, Judo, and that is Wrestling, Karate or Kickboxing", but it converges all effective styles as one complete strategy. This is real 'Budo', the Way of Martial Arts. Historically speaking, the old Jujutsu schools (Koryu) in their peak, adapted all possible effective methods they could get their hands on. They were Mixed Martial Arts and complete systems for their times.
As Tesshin Hamada Hanshi commended the Bajada brothers: "It is good that you are eager to learn the different styles. Training should not be stylistic".
Jiushin Ryu is open for individuality. The Art is ever evolving within the practitioner in the fact that he/she is always working on improving his/her technical ability according to his/her strengths, size and weight, and forever learning no matter what the artist's grade is.
Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu is based on modern effectiveness, rooted in classical virtues, and has been proven in professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) competition.