When executed correctly good jujutsu does not require a great deal of physical strength or athleticism to be effective. Traditional jujutsu training teaches biomechanical principles that anyone can learn. Breaking the opponent's balance, utilising the centre of mass(tandem), effective combative distance (maai) and posture (tachi shisei) are some of the principles we use to overcome larger and stronger opponents. We also pay attention to developing awareness (zanchin) a critical concept in Japanese martial arts and among the samurai. Gradually the student not only develops skill and fitness, but also confidence and mental preparedness for self-defence.
We run authorised classes in Shibukawa Ichi Ryu Jujutsu (www.koryu.london) an old style (koryu) from the Edo period in feudal Japan, still practiced there today. Students are also taught how to apply these battlefield jujutsu techniques to modern self-defence situations. Classes are open to anyone 16yrs and older, including absolute beginners and individuals with backgrounds in other martial arts. Since classical jujutsu evolved from use of the sword, jujutsu students are also taught the very rare and old swordfighting arts of Muso Shinden Eishin Ryu Iai Heiho and Oishi Shinkage Ryu Kenjutsu, in addition to other traditional weapons like the 6 foot staff. Black belt ranks for all styles are issued and registered in Japan.
First Class ~ You can try your first classes for just £8. If you'd like to train more after you'll have to take out a Monthly Subscription and the Yearly Membership.
Monthly Subscription ~ Most members train the recommended 2 classes weekly but it's ok if you can only make one to begin with. Training fees as follows;
>> £27.20 per month for one (1) class per week plus you pay £5 for any extra classes you take.
>> £38 per month for two (2) classes per week.
Yearly Membership of £25 should be paid within 6 weeks of starting regular training. Ideally, the sooner the better as it covers insurance (though extreme care and strict procedures are followed for your safety in training). You will have the following benefits as a member:
Membership of our parent organisation in Japan.
The opportunity to test for rank.
Access to the Learning Resources in the Members Area of the website.
Invitations to members only training events, locally and overseas.
Access to the student Manual.
Students ~ Students get considerable discounts. If you are a full-time student and you would like to join our group, please write to you can use the contact form here.
We run a few open public events throughout the year.
For upcoming seminars please visit here; https://www.facebook.com/JikanDojo/events/
We're a really relaxed and friendly group. To begin, students should walk with some appropriate, loose fitting clothing such as track bottoms and a short sleeve t-shirt. Eventually you can purchase a discounted uniform, but there is no rush for you to acquire one.
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You can also fill in a short form requesting a ‘Training Scholarship’ if you’re 15 – 20 yrs old, if you are a student or if you are unemployed. Bring the completed form to your first class. This could lead to further concessions.
In the Members Area of our website, registered members have access to some of the best online martial arts learning resources in the country. Students may also purchase for a very low price a copy of our Student Manual.
Please feel free to contact us for more information by writing to