Nisei Goju-Jitsu has years of experience teaching the people of Larchmont the techniques, methodology, and philosophy of awareness and inner calm that is the core of Ju-Jitsu.
What is Nisei Ju-Jitsu?
Ju-Jitsu is a martial art which uses the opponent’s own strength against them rather than pitting one’s strength directly against the adversary. The main focus of Ju-Jitsu is not striking but in grappling your opponent into submission. This American style, created in 1963, is based on the Japanese martial art that teaches effective ways of self-protection using joint manipulation and balance breaking. Multiple attacks, weaponry, striking, grappling, rolling and throws are disciplines incorporated into the training of Nisei Ju Jitsu. The training is non-competitive allowing the student to focus on developing the mind and body through a whole-body movement martial art, not speed and/or muscle training.
What is the history of Ju-Jitsu?
Ju-Jitsu has a very long and rich history, but it may be beneficial for newcomers to understand the reason this martial art was born. First, the rough translation of the terms from Japanese is Ju= gentle and Jitsu = technique or art. The “gentle art” was developed to subdue and defeat armed and armored opponents; using the weight of the armor and the momentum of the weapons to put an attacker off balance and open for countermeasures. The focus was on defeating samurai who held advantages due to their equipment. Later, due to the influence of Neo-Confucianism and its distaste for war, armor and weapons became largely decorative. Ju-Jitsu continued developing into a martial art that focused on encounters with unarmed and unarmored opponents.
What are the benefits of Ju-Jitsu?
Why do so many people study Ju-Jitsu? Here is why.
- Technique is vastly superior to strength
- A great workout
- Better mobility and flexibility
- A mentally stimulating martial art
We invite the people of Larchmont to come and try one of our classes to see why Ju-Jitsu is practiced around the world.