Yoshitsune Jiu-Jitsu is a traditional Japanese style of jiu-jitsu, It is designed strictly for self-defense. It contains many of the beautiful lock and throw techniques of Aikido, throwing techniques of Kodokan Judo, and striking techniques of various Karate styles, and many other techniques not common to any of these forms.
Yes, it contains devastating punishment type techniques designed to break bones, dislocate joints, and do other damage. Some of its techniques are potentially deadly. However, it also contains much that enables the practitioner to control a situation, and an opponent, in such a way that no HARM is necessary.
Therefore, it has proven to be a very effective self-defense form for police officers and others who wish to control rather than damage. The classes in Yoshitsune are taught in a variety of ways, but usually begin with Ukemi, which is breakfall techniques to teach a student to take falls without being injured. Then kata, or form training occurs to give students a base of technique on which to develop.
This proceeds to various randori (free practice) activities, from one-on-one attack and defense activities to blindfold activities to multiple attack sequences against a number of attackers both armed and unarmed. Unlike some of the strike oriented styles of jiu-jitsu or the ground grappling styles of jiu-jitsu, Yoshitsune is not bound in one form, but is very diverse in types of technique. It has little sport element to it at all, and is geared almost solely to self-defense.
Frank Payne Sensei
7th Dan Kodokan Judo
7th Dan Yoshitsune Ju-Jitsu
Florida Bushido Dojo
9357 SW 56th Street
Miami, Florida 33165
Mondays & Wednesdays
8:00pm - 10:00pm