Jiushin Ryu is a complete jujutsu (jiu-jitsu) system with up-to-date training methods. It consists of both stand-up and ground striking and grappling, and its values are embedded in budo (way of martial arts).
Through the years of training in different styles of gendai (modern) and koryu (old school) jujutsu, cross-training in other arts and styles, travelling, learning and teaching, the Bajada brothers have always sought the true essence of the art.
Historically speaking, the old jujutsu schools (koryu) were not limited by style boundaries, but made use of the best possible methods and techniques that their circumstances allowed. They were truly mixed martial arts schools and complete systems. This is one of the core principles of Jiushin Ryu.
Grappling-only training is included as an essential way for developing and sharpening grappling skills. Nonetheless, Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu is mainly for combatting an opponent that can and will strike as well as grapple – hence, the limited use of grappling-only oriented methods. It also includes techniques that make use of the dogi (traditional uniform) which can be applied on normal every day clothing, but the system is mostly based on the no-dogi (no-gi) approach, even when training in the dogi. All this is imperative for jujutsu to retain maximum efficiency for self-defence and real confrontations.
Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu emphasizes the importance of randori (sparring) to develop the mindset and technical proficiency needed to apply techniques against fully-resisting opponents. The system has been tested and validated in professional MMA (mixed martial arts) competition.