Kaisho Ju-Jitsu


Kaisho Combat Ju-Jitsu

Ju-Jitsu was primarily used by the Samurai Warriors which has been proven to be the greatest warriors of all time. Ju-Jitsu, over the years, has developed into what is seen today as ‘Combat Ju-Jitsu. This progressive form of Combat Ju-Jitsu is used by the top 5 ‘Special Forces’

Over the past 10 years we have produced a comprehensive and challenging syllabus which combines Ju-Jitsu, Karate and elements of kickboxing to create a martial arts style which, when used correctly, can provide a fully formed self defence system suitable in all situations.

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Our combined Styles Syllabus will bring Together:

Combat Ju-Jitsu covers Grappling including:
Combat Ju-Jitsu also covers Striking Techniques Including:
To give you added peace of mind all our instructors are COBRA Certified Back Belts

The Origins Of Ju Jitsu

Ju-jitsu is an open handed fighting art of the Japanese Samurai. It was designed to enable the disarmed soldier to overcome opponents and is considered as the predecessor of all Japanese martial arts. (Although it is thought to have originally gone by the names Aiki Jujitsu, tai-jutsu, yawara or hakuda and to have been introduced from China)

Ju-jitsu tends toward grappling, using more techniques such as throws, joint locks, chokes, and holds. However, all forms of Ju-jitsu incorporate a fair amount of striking techniques using kicks, punches, knees, and elbows.

Originally only used by the Samurai (Knights), it was soon adopted by the Ninja (assassins) and then common soldiers and bandits. This didn’t do wonders for its image. More recently (1914 to be precise) a Japanese Ju-Jitsu master named Mitsuyo Maeda, alias “Count of Combat”

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The Origins Of Karate

In 1470 the Japanese invaded the island of Okinawa (about half way between China and Japan) which at that timebelonged to China who had invaded previously. In order to keep the peace, a law was passed saying that anyone found carrying a weapon was to be put to death. In order to protect themselves from the marauding bandits and their new masters, both of whom tended not to bother with any laws, the locals with the help of some friendly Zen Buddhist monks created a fighting system that turned the hands and feet of the practitioner into very effective weapons.

This empty hand system was called te (hand) and then went on to become t’ang (China hand) because of the influence of Chinese martial arts that crept in. For a few centuries t’ang spread throughout Okinawa and also picked up the name Okinawa-te (Okinawa hand). In 1917 a Mr. Gichin Funakoshi, the grandfather of modern karate, took t’ang to mainland and Japan where it has gone on to become one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Of course, he decided to changed the name to Karate first. For the purists out there, he actually took Karate-Jutsu to Japan and then renamed it Karate-Do. After a while the Do part was dropped although all three names still exist today the Do and Jutsu variants are far less common and all three are more or less the same anyway.

Current Classes

Our schedule for


Juniors (7 - 11 yrs) - 18.00 -19.00 - East Hyde(Harpenden)

Teenagers (12 - 17 yrs) 19:00 - 20:00 - East Hyde(Harpenden)

Adults (18+yrs) 20:00 - 21:00 - East Hyde(Harpenden)

Juniors (7 - 11 yrs) - 18.30 -19.30 - St Albans

Teenagers + Adults (12+yrs) 19.30 - 20:30 - St Albans


Juniors (7 - 11 yrs) - 18.00 -19.00 - Harpenden

Adults (18+yrs Woman Only Kick Boxing) 19:30 - 20:30 - Harpenden


Juniors (7 - 11 yrs) - 18.30 -19.30 - Letchworth

Teenagers + Adults (12+) 19:30 - 20:30 - Letchworth

Adults (18+yrs) 19:00 - 20:00 - Harpenden (Kick Boxing)


Juniors (7 - 11 yrs) - 18.00 -19.00 - Harpenden

Teenagers (12 - 17 yrs) 19:00 - 20:00 - Harpenden

Adults (18+yrs) 20:00 - 21:00 - Harpenden


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Infants (4-6 yrs) 09:30 - 10:15 - Harpenden

Juniors + Teenagers (6 - 17 yrs) 10:30 - 11:30 - Harpenden

Adults (18+yrs) 10:30 - 11:30 - Harpenden