Ju-Jitsu (literally "the gentle fighting art") is an empty handed extension of the sword fighting art of the Japanese Samuarai. This ancient art involves joint locks, take-downs, throws, control and restraint techniques, submission holds, chokes, pressure point techniques, as well as strikes and blocks. 2500 years ago, reference was made to Ju-Jitsu and its philosophies, of which may have occurred during the Choon Chu era (772-481 BC). The period of Japanese history between the 8th and 16th centuries had civil war and many martial arts systems were practiced and perfected on the battlefield. This training was used to conquer armored and armed opponents using close fighting. As many as they were, most have their roots in Ju-Jitsu, including most modern-day martial arts. For instance, many styles of Karate, as well as Judo (a throwing "sport"), and Aikido (known mostly as a spiritual, rather than combative art), are all fragments of Ju-Jitsu. In other words, Ju-Jitsu is all of them. It includes everything from stand-up defense, to ground-defense, to weapons defense. Some of the strengths of Ju-Jitsu are; being able to control an attacker without bodily harm, or having the option to use as much force as necessary to stop the aggression. Youth should start learning the basics of Ju-Jitsu at the age of 4, such as falls and escapes. But for more advanced techniques, the age depends on the individual. Ju-Jitsu training, also includes the use of traditional and modern weapons as defensive tools. Isshin Bushi Ju-Jitsu is a fully recognized and certified system.
What students discover at the U.S. Ju-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts Center is just that - a family that supports, encourages and helps to instill confidence in one another. Students here compete against themselves and learn from each other. To fully understand the meaning of each "Jitsu," or technique of Isshin Bushi Ju-Jitsu, all egos must be left at the door. Students train to handle adverse situations. By not competing against one another, they become proficient in the techniques necessary to protect themselves, their classmates, their family and friends.