Jujutsu (literally meaning the “art of softness”), is a Japanese martial art which emphasizes throwing techniques, joint manipulations and the striking of vital areas in order to effectively control, subdue or injure an attacker. Jujutsu has many ryuha, literally “mainstream school”, based on either Koryu literally old stream or classical, traditions with a clear lineage handed down from generation to generation or Gendai budo (meaning “modern martial way”), generally based on modern interpretations of pre-Meiji Restoration Japanese armed and unarmed martial traditions.
Aiki Kenpo Jujutsu Core Practices
#1. Giving & receiving percussive impact/blunt force trauma: Uchi/Uke-waza [29 techniques]
#2. Negotiating the clinch: Tegumi: Kotekitai, Kakie, Ude Tanren and Muchimi-di, etc. [36 techniques]
#3. Joint manipulation, cavity seizing & limb entanglement: Kansetsu/Tuite-waza [72 techniques]
#4. Chokes/strangles-air/blood deprivation: Shime-waza [36 techniques]
#5. Balance displacement: Nage-waza [55 techniques]
#6. Submission-based ground fighting: Ne-waza [72 techniques]
#7. Escapes & counters: Gyaku-waza [36 techniques]
#8. Swordsmanship: A contemporary/modified interpretation of Sugino-ha [Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu, based upon using the Tachi /sword, 12 kata], Kodachi /short sword, 3 kata] and Ryoto [/two swords, 4 kata]. Curriculum also includes Iai- /sword-drawing, 16 kata], Tameshigiri test cutting, 4 kata] and free-style fighting [without protective equipment] with bokken [wooden] and metal [non-sharpened] blades.