Jiushin Ryu is not an art in itself. It is a ‘school of thought’ within the art of Jujutsu.
As a fighting style, Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu is a modern style with modern training methods, includes old school techniques and its values are embedded in ‘Budo’ (Japanese Way of Martial Arts) and ‘Butoku’ (Martial Virtues).
The syllabus is to provide a solid basis in all aspects of Jujutsu, such as: striking (Atemi Waza): punching (Tsuki) and kicking (Keri), grappling (Katame Waza), breaking balance (Kuzushi), joint locking skills (Kansetsu Waza), strangles and choking (Shime Waza), holds and pinning (Osae Waza), throws (Nage Waza), ground techniques (Ne Waza), escapes (Hazushi) and counters (Kaeshi Waza), combinations (Renraku Waza), variations (Henka Waza), basic vital and weak points (Kyusho Waza) and basic resuscitation (Kappo), correct knowledge & implications of the body using the previous mentioned and (self-
Mudansha (A student without a Dan grade / Kyu level students) -
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The emphasis of Jiushin Ryu:
For Jiushin Ryu students, the drilling and perfecting of the basics 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 versatile style of Jujutsu. It is a well rounded style, covering standing and ground, grappling and striking. It advocates the core principles of Koryu (old school) Jujutsu, mainly that it is first and foremost a survival art, while it explores all arts related to Jujutsu. That is to say, that while it is crucial to have a solid base in the fundamental curriculum of Jiushin Ryu, the style is a never-
As a great Japanese Sensei commended the Bajada brothers: "It is good that you are eager to learn the different styles. Training should not be stylistic".
Although the style is mainly unarmed combat, it also incorporates traditional weapon arts such as Bojutsu (six-
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 self and forever learning and exploring new techniques, counters and combinations to further his/her knowledge no matter what the artist's grade is.