Aiki-Jujitsu are the oldest forms of Japanese Martial Arts on
people will agree that Jujitsu, as a style, started around 880
fighting techniques of ancient Japan developed into two distinct
by the military elite and members of the royal court
to train the masses of regular soldiers, a rougher, less-refined
may vary from one style to the other all were designed for
Martial Art is
depends on what
you intend to get out of Martial Arts. If you are more about
sport and keeping
fit and taking part in competitions, then Aiki-Jujitsu is not
for you. This is
because in order for a style to be safe for competition, the
techniques must be removed to prevent significant injuries.
However, if you are
interested in doing a martial art mainly for self-defence then
Aiki-Jujitsu is what you need.
minutes fighting when you can get it over in 10 seconds?
What are the Grade requirements?
our Dojo, the
techniques and requirements for each Grade are written out with
attack needing to be defended and taken to the floor under full
Students must be able to demonstrate the techniques for their
current rank as
well as being able to carry out other requirements (break falls,
and punches). As they progress to higher grades (belts) they
demonstrate a greater understanding of the techniques used, add
their own moves,
also adapting and creating new techniques. Our preferred
training method is
Randori (freestyle). This enables students to
utilise what they have learned, in an
unrehearsed self-defence scenario. At senior levels this would
include the use
of weapons. As we are an inclusive club, we pride ourselves on
being able to
adapt to different peoples abilities. We will therefore adapt
criteria to suit. All we ask, is that the student performs to
the highest level
that they feel able to while keeping safe.
long does it
take to get a black belt?
have been asked
this a few times over the years. There is no real answer to
this, as a Black Belt
should not be the reason for training in any of the Martial
Arts. Attaining and
maintaining a Black Belt does not mean you have mastered
everything. The Black
Belt only is the beginning of what is considered a higher level
of training and
understanding. That being said, it does depend on the student
how quick they
are to learn the various levels of discipline as well as a high
level of attendance.
On average it would normally take about 5-6 years to attain a
Black Belt. Some
clubs may guarantee progression faster than that and push you
and pass you when
you are not ready. We will only put a student forward for
grading who is 100%
ready for that particular grade, so some people will go up
through the grades
(Belts) a bit quicker than others. When you do receive a black
belt you will
know with complete confidence, that you have earned it.
Arts are not about getting Belts, you are learning self
I get hurt?
scratches bumps and bruises from time to time; however, injuries
medical attention are VERY RARE. Our instructors have never been
involved in or
caused any injuries that require any medical attention.
responsibility of the Instructors
out risk assessments of the Dojo as we continually assess the
of all students
that students are ready to move on to more difficult material
being injured or injuring anyone.
We would also ask, that all students report any
pre-existing or new injuries that they may have, to the
instructor as well as to
their training partner. Because the club is small we get to
physical ability and adapt.
We have a very strict anti-bulling policy. Any
student in breach of this, will be expelled from the club.
is the minimum
age to join the Dojo?
have two syllabuses.
Children and Adults. Children can join from the age of 5. This
specially adapted for kids and so does not include any joint
locks. Instead, we
focus more on escaping and blocking. For the adult syllabus, we
look to take on from the age of 14 but exceptions can and have
been made. It
depends a on the student’s attention, control, maturity to learn
Joint locks are taught to all students in the adult syllabus.
However, for the
younger students the locks are never put on fully.
cost are involved?
students to be insured at an annual cost of £20 (child) and £25
will also need
to buy a Martial Art GI. These are around £20-40 and can be
purchased at many
online stores or you can buy directly from the club.
do I join?
could not be
lesson is always free
and then just £5.
the 3rd lesson
we would ask students to officially join the club. An
application form must be
completed and signed by an adult.
students sign a contract. Once registered, a Budo pass book is
is for 1 year.
is the Dojo
are in The New
Priestwood Community Centre Priestwood Court Road RG42 1TU
difference between Aiki-Jujitsu and Karate?
mother of Japanese Martial Arts. All other arts, Karate, Judo,
Aikido etc are
elements of Aiki-Jujitsu
taught as a striking art. Using punches kicks, and blocks along
pre-arranged movements (forms). It is also practiced throughout
the world as a
sport, including many rules of engagement for safety. This is of
course, just an
overview. Jujitsu, on the other hand, is not a sport and cannot
be used as such
unless many of the techniques are removed for safety. The simple
fact is, that
with Aiki-Jujitsu, there are no rules or banned techniques.
Basically, you do
whatever is necessary to protect yourself.
NO not in this Dojo. We teach self-defence not
Sport. Sport Martial Arts require many rules for safety. These
remove the most effective self-defence techniques from
competition. Those who
get used to practicing for sport competition instinctively will
try to use
these sporting techniques in a real self-defence situation. We
believe you use
what you have practiced to try to defend yourself. The only
instance where we
bring an element of sport into the Dojo is for our Soft weapon
Viking combat) sparing. This is only taught a couple of times a
year. We will
be looking onto competitions in the future.