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What is ShinKenDo JuJutsu?

Shinken-do jujitsu is considered a modern JuJutsu Self Defence art.

It Specialises in strikes, joint locks, throws, chokes and weapon mainly Knife Defence.

Technique is practical and effective

Striking techniques are non sport and aimed to vulnerable targets on the human body.

This method maximizes power while minimising energy and physical effort.

A vast array of techniques are that of restraining components.
In restraints and joint locks emphasises a need for non violence even though one is in confrontation or actual combat with an opponent.

As a result of its highly effective method, it is widely practiced by British and French Metropolitan Police in the use of control and suppression techniques.


There are no fights in Shinkendo Ju-Jutsu training.

No initial attack.

 Shinkendo Jiu-Jitsu focus on finishing attacks as quickly as possible by restraining and controlling the attacker. The aim is to do no harm to attackers by using highly effective defensive techniques while protecting yourself.

In training, students are paired and constantly change to understand the different strengths and weaknesses of their training partners.

If you look at a class training, you'll see strikes, takedowns, knives and baton defences with partners swapping uke and tori roles. (Attacker and defender)

Training focuses on the development of techniques and skills rather than strength in order to make Shinkendo  suitable for all.

While training provides effective self-defense skills, many people today find other benefits such as cardiovascular fitness, improved self-esteem, self-confidence, mental energy regulation, reduced stress, and improved self-discipline.


How is ShinKenDo Ju-Jutsu different from other martial arts?

Martial arts can be divided into three categories:

A) martial arts,

B) sports,

c) self-defense


martial arts

Forms such as karate, kung fu, aikido, judo, and tai chi are called 'arts' because they are not just combat techniques, but also expressions of oriental 'spiritual' philosophies. This serves the primary purpose of improving individuals not only physically, but more importantly, spiritually.


sports martial arts

Thai boxing, MMA/cage fighting, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing,  Muay Thai Boxing and other similar forms are mostly from the nature of the sport.

The majority of its students do not wear belted martial arts uniforms.

There is no practice on how to defend against common weapons like knives.

In sports martial arts, practice and technique are governed by rules.

Sport combat is useful for self-defense, but has a life expectancy.

It requires youth, strength, fitness and flexibility, and there are few sports forms that cannot be practiced later in life.

Other traditional martial arts forms have turned to a more sporty nature, stripping the essence of the practical technique of self-defense and replacing it with flashy moves meant to impress the judges.


self defense martial arts

Many martial arts systems call themselves self-defense, but this is quite often misunderstood.

Self-defense is not fighting. Self-defense effectively ends an attack and inflicts minimal or no injury to yourself or to the attacker.

Learning martial arts of self-defense should be within agreement  of the Law in regards to the use of non-violence.

Numerous systems of martial arts teaches simply fighting as a method of self-defense and is often seen as operating with the same selfish motives as the perpetrators.


ShinkenDo JuJutsu  is considered a form of self-defense.

Technique is not a sport. Through intensive study, students first acquire mental skills knowing that the physical body is secondary.

It is a martial arts philosophy and a way of life that creates respect and improves character through discipline, obedience, integrity and friendship. 

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