Jiushin Ryu is a ‘school of thought’ within the art of Jujutsu (Jiu-
Through the years of training in different styles of modern (gendai) Jujutsu/Judo and also old school (koryu) Jujutsu and Iai, as well as cross training in other arts, travelling, learning and teaching, the Bajada brothers have always sought the true essence of the art. Along the way, they forged their own Jujutsu system, which was demonstrated on several occasions around the world, attracting a lot of attention.
Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu in not limited to the mentality of; "this is Jujutsu, Judo, and that is Wrestling, Karate or Kickboxing", but it converges different styles as one complete system. 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 truly mixed martial arts and complete systems for their times. Jiushin Ryu advocates this particular principle, and as a complete system of Jujutsu for today’s times, it consists of both striking and grappling, both standing and ground, geared towards MMA style of combat and emphasises Jujutsu’s self-
Although ‘grappling only’ training is included as an essential part of Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu to develop and sharpen the grappling skills, Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu is mainly for combating an opponent that can, and will strike as well as grapple, hence the absence, or limited use, of ‘grappling only’ oriented guards and positions. Some of the guards and holds are only used shortly when put in that situation or as a transition, for the same reason. It also includes techniques and methods of application that make use of the DO-
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".
For students of Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu, the drilling and perfecting of the basic syllabus is essential, as is randori (sparring) for the student to learn to apply the techniques in a real live situation. 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.