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Judo / Jujitsu

JUDO, the way of suppleness or gentleness was founded by Jigoro Kano in 1882. Jigoro Kano feared that many of the Jujitsu schools were in jeopardy of dying out as they had lost favor with modern Japanese society. After mastering both the Shinyo Ryu and Kito Ryu schools of Jujitsu he combined them together along with his own methodology to create Judo. Judo is known today as both a dynamic self defense art and Olympic sport.


Judo uses a wide variety of throws, chokes, and arm locks to control and subdue an opponent.


JU-JITSU, the art of suppleness or gentleness was the forerunner of Judo and Aikido and although there is much dissention as to how Jujitsu came to be, most historians can agree that the first documented school of Jujitsu was founded by Hisamori Takenouchi in 1532. Jujitsu varies from modern Judo in that it teaches fundamental hand strikes and kicks like those of Karate-do and more advanced joint locks as found in Aikido.


USA Martial Arts—North Shelby is a member of the USA Judo Jujitsu Association and teaches both Judo and Jujitsu together in the same class.


Students will learn a wide variety of techniques from both disciplines to give a solid foundation for practical self-defense in the modern world.