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What is Ju-Jitsu

Ju-Jitsu is a martial art which redirects an opponent actions upon themself. It began in China in the Shoalin temples as Chin Na, taught to the Japanese who renamed it Ju-Jitsu and has been practiced in Japan since the 16th century, although it has its origins in Chinese martial arts. Ju-Jitsu uses a series of joint locks, small weaponry, and defensive tactics in combination with conserved energy to neutralize an attacker. Many other martial arts such as Judo and Aikido have their roots in this form.

The word means the practice of gentleness, and in addition to learning the moves associated with Ju-Jitsu, students also make changes in their characters. This marital art is supposed to focus and calm the students, with the aim of making them better martial artists and more refined individuals as well. The movements are efficient, flowing, and circular, and it is a distinctly beautiful martial art to watch. Ju-Jitsu is also usually practiced within a very small circle, and many moves have been refined for close quarters fighting.

Ju-Jitsu reached its heyday during the Tokugawa Shogunate, when weapons were forbidden to most Japanese citizens. It incorporates joint locking and arresting movements which are extremely useful in hand to hand combat where neither warrior has a weapon. When used correctly, it is also possible to disarm with a joint lock. Grappling, take downs, throws, and strangulation also play a role.

What is Tanjin Ju-Jitsu

Tanjin is a mixture of Japanese Ju-Jitsu and Chinese boxing combined by Soke Mark Bradshaw 9th degree as an art form preferable to his personal style. Ju-Jitsu 'is' and always be the foundation upon which Tanjin stands, however, Soke Bradshaw was also greatly inspired by the Chinese hands while studying a variety of Chinese of martial arts and added a adapted version of sticking, pushing and trapping hands into Tanjin.

Tanjin requires discipline and an understanding that Ju-Jitsu mean "Gentle Art" and is to be used to defend ones self or others.

Class Schedule

 7:00pm to 8:00pm

TUITION IS $40 A MONTH   (current PMA Students - no charge - limited time)


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