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About CMA Ryu Kempo Ju-Jitsu

Kempo Ju-jitsu is a Japanese Samurai Martial Art, developed and refined as a battlefield system of combat by the Samurai warriors of Japan, it includes weapon training (such as Bokken, Jo staff, Bo staff and Knife) along with empty hand striking and grappling. Ju-Jitsu itself has been known by many names over the centuries; such as, Yawara, Kempo, Hakuda, Tai-Jitsu, Kogusoku, Jujutsu, Jiu-Jutsu, and Ju-Jitsu, to name a few.

Making use of anatomical knowledge and the principle of leverage, Kempo Ju-Jitsu uses your opponent’s own strength and weight against them. In this system Kempo translates as ‘Killing Fist / Fist Law’, ‘Ju’ in Japanese means to “obey, submit to, yield, give way” whilst ‘Jitsu’ means “art, way, or science”. So Kempo Ju-Jitsu is the yielding way of the killing fist, usually referred to by its practitioners as ‘sophisticated dirty fighting’ it is designed to incapacitate an opponent and destroy their ability to launch further attacks upon your person.

Kempo Ju-Jitsu, like many Asian martial arts is made up of both physical and mental skills, seeking to promote the wellbeing of the Kempo Ju-Jitsuka (a student of Kempo Ju-Jitsu). Kempo Ju-Jitsu practice aims to teach the student self-control, discipline, self-confidence, compassion, responsibility, and respect for others.

Because there is practically no age barrier, students of Kempo Ju-Jitsu range from eight to eighty, and since technique is emphasized over strength or weight students can be adults, or children, male or female. The degree of physical effort involved in performing the techniques varies from person to person, with younger Kempo Ju-Jitsuka tending to exploit their natural physical resources in explosive displays of technique, while older, more experienced Kempo Ju-Jitsuka tend to appear more sedate, relying on their skill and timing to perform the techniques.

However as with any type of physical training in the martial arts Kempo Ju-Jitsu techniques do carry the potential risk of injury for those who practice the art, although the Sensei do everything in their power to ensure the risk is kept to a minimum.

 Kempo Ju-Jitsu has also been one of the most prolific martial arts, in terms of giving birth to a number of other systems, such as Judo and Aikido, and many special forces and armed forces around the world utilize Kempo Ju-Jitsu as a basis for their own combat system training. 



What is CMA Kempo Ju-Jitsu?

The CMA Kempo Ju-Jitsu System has been training in Manchester since February 2002, the dojo is run by Renshi Court (Godan), with regular visits from O'Shihan Court (Head of the I.K.J.J.U.) when he is in the area.

     CMA Kempo Ju-Jitsu is not merely interested in training and grading students to Black Belts, we are looking to train and inspire the next generation of Kempo Ju-Jitsu Instructors and Sensei in order to help preserve and improve both our system of Kempo Ju-Jitsu and the art of Kempo Ju-Jitsu as a whole.

      The CMA Kempo Ju-Jitsu syllabus has been developed around a core syllabus of Kempo Ju-Jitsu techniques that Renshi Court learnt through many years training under Shihan Dave Vincent during his time with the International Kempo Ju-Jitsu Union. Shihan Vincent studied the Yagyu Shingan Ryu system of Kempo Ju-Jitsu whilst stationed in Japan for many years with the Royal Navy. Shihan Vincent brought his Kempo Ju-Jitsu knowledge back to the UK where he began teaching it combined with other martial arts he had also studied, (such as Karate), and eventually created the International Kempo Ju-Jitsu Union (I.K.J.J.U.).  

      To this Renshi Court has included techniques from Wado Ryu Karate, Aikido, FMA, Zen Judo and Fung-Shao, to produce a well-rounded and highly effective martial system that gives our Kempo Ju-Jitsu students the ability to defend themselves at long, mid, and close range.


      Traditional Martial Arts Training has many benefits for the practitioner, such as the obvious physical benefits of improved fitness and coordination, along with benefits to your mental health, helping to improve you memory, self confidence, reduce stress etc... A side benefit is the chance to make friends who share your interest and passion for martial arts, so it is well worth giving it a try, especially if you are looking for something new or different.


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