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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.

Weight Lifting Class

Our combined Styles Syllabus will bring Together:

Combat Ju-Jitsu covers Grappling including:

  • Throws
  • Joint Locks
  • Chokes
  • Holds

Combat Ju Jitsu also covers striking techniques including:

  • Kicks
  • Punches
  • Knees
  • Elbows

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",

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

Monday

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

Teenagers (12 - 17 yrs) 19:30 - 20:30 - St Albans

Adults (18+yrs) 19:30 - 20:30 - St Albans

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

Tuesday

Adults (18+yrs Woman Only) 10:15 - 11:15 - Harpenden - Kick Boxing (Term Time Only) 

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

Teenagers (12 - 17 yrs) 19:30 - 20:30 - Watford

Adults (18+yrs) 19:30 - 20:30 - Watford

Infants (4-6 yrs) 16:00 - 16:45 - Hitchin

Juniors (7 - 11 yrs) - 17.00 -18.00 - Hitchin

Wednesday

Juniors (7 - 11 yrs) - 18.30 -19.30 - Hemel Hempstead

Teenagers (12 - 17 yrs) 19:30 - 20:30 - Hemel Hempstead

Adults (18+yrs) 19:30 - 20:30 - Hemel Hempstead

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

Teenagers (12 - 17 yrs) 19:30 - 21:00 - Letchworth

Adults (18+yrs) 19:30 - 21:00 - Letchworth

Little Kaisho Warriors 15:30 - 16:15 - Letchworth

Thursday

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

Teenagers (12 - 17 yrs) 19:30 - 20:30 - Harpenden

Adults (18+yrs) 19:30 - 20:30 - Harpenden

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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

Sunday

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

Teenagers (12 - 17 yrs) 10:30 - 11:30 - Harpenden

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