Jujitsu was created by the Japanese samurai caste for hand-to-hand combat. Translated, it means “the soft art”. Jujitsu emphasizes the use of leverage and technique to overcome an opponent. It’s a comprehensive system of hand-to-hand combat skills: punching and kicking, throws and escapes, weapon defenses, ground fighting, and rolling and falling techniques.
Because of its wide range of skills (striking, grappling, throwing, falling, joint locks and chokes) jujitsu is a very effective form of self-defense. In fact, most of the defensive tactics that are taught to the armed forces and police departments of many countries are derived from jujitsu.
Kodenkan of Tucson offers 2 styles of jujitsu; Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Matsuno Ryu Goshinjujitsu
Youth Judo/Jujitsu is a self-defense martial art designed to promote self-confidence, self-discipline and youth fitness through the ancient traditions of Japan.
|Youth Jujitsu (ages 5 to 12)
Mon. & Wed. 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
The study of Jujitsu (Japanese for “gentle art” ) focuses on using an opponents own force against them. Used primarily for self-defense, Jujitsu incorporates throws, pins and escape techniques. Self-defense is not the only benefit, however; Jujitsu also emphasizes respect, goal-setting, self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, coordination and physical fitness. Classes taught in a fun, safe atmosphere with an emphasis on when it is appropriate to use these skills and when it is not.
|Adult Jujitsu (ages 12 to Adult.)
Mon. & Wed. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Matsuno Ryu style)
Tues & Thurs.. 5:00 – 6:00pm (Danzan Ryu style)
Wednesdays: 8:15-9:45 p.m. (Hiraido Jujitsu)
Fridays: 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Hiraido Jujitsu)
While the study of martial arts through the centuries has grown from the need for self-preservation, modern study emphasizes more diverse goals such as personal growth, physical fitness and goal-setting as well as the self-defense aspect. The study of Jujitsu (Japanese for “gentle art”) focuses on using an opponents own force against them. Used primarily for self-defense, Jujitsu incorporates throws, pins and escape techniques.
Welcome to Matsuno Ryu Goshinjitsu. The foundation of this modern jujitsu system was introduced in 1947 as Kajukenbo. Matsuno Ryu has maintained many of the jujitsu skills once taught in Kajukenbo by two of the co-founders Joseph Holck and Peter Choo.
Welcome to Danzan Ryu Jujitsu which was introduced in Hawaii in 1932 by Judo Master, Professor H.S. Okazaki. This traditional system incorporates joint locking, throwing and pinning skills similar to Judo emphasizing self-defense rather than competition.