Frequent Ask Questions
What is ShinKenDo JuJutsu based on?
ShinKenDo JuJutsu can be described as a 'Gendai Budo' (Modern Martial Art). It integrates elements from a number of martial arts and self defence forms namely Boxing, Karate, Muay Boran, Kung Fu Japanese and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Developed in the UK in the Mid 1970s the art was referred to then as a Mix Martial Art. ShinKenDoJuJutsu methods relies on instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios.
The idea is avoid conflict at all cost and if the absolute need for the defence of oneself and love ones then to break all the rules and not play or abide by them.
What is the meaning of ShinKenDo ?
Shin in the Japanese Kanji means ‘True / Real ’
Ken in the Japanese Kanji means ‘Fist’
Do means ‘the way’
Translated it means The Real way or The True method
What are the Origins of ShinKenDo JuJutsu?
The development of ShinKenDo JuJutsu came when the founder attacked as a youth realise that the two systems that he studied ‘Karate and Judo” would greatly compliment each other and make one more adequately prepared if they were combined.
He trained in various fighting forms and martial arts adding to the art.
Law enforcement in the UK and parts of Europe use ShinKenJuJutsu methods.
Is ShinKenDo JuJutsu a combat form a sport or a martial art?
ShinKenDo JuJutsu is a martial art first and foremost. It is not a combat sport and has no competitive form but simply an effective self defence system designed for self-protection, and physical / mental training.
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; competition; physical, mental, and spiritual development;
ShinKenDo JuJutsu fits into that description.
It place strong emphasis on street self defence where one can see in its methods of low kicking techniques, weapons knife defence drills, multiple attackers pressure testing and the use of every day articles as weapons of opportunity.
Its main priority is to neutralise all threats as quickly as possible causing no harm to the defendant and to that of the attacker.
A combat form indicates a method of bettering oneself in fighting with little or no care to the discipline and spiritual betterment of ones self that the martial arts provide.
Though learning a combat form can be a positive avenue in terms of self defence it has a huge negative disposition in terms of ‘who is learning such combat forms?'
What are the principles of ShinKenDo JuJutsu?
The basic principles are:
If the need arose to defend oneself then
restraint rather than hurt
Hurt rather than maim
How long does it take to learn ShinKenDo JuJutsu?
It depends on the individual's commitment to training.
Like anything worth acquiring the more you invest in practice the more you will progress in skill and knowledge.
Students start putting together the basics within 6 weeks of continued training twice weekly.It takes roughly 3 to 4 years of training to attain the advance levels.Students after 2 years of training are competent in defending against knife attackers and multiple opponents.
The art is popular with females due to its simplicity of techniques applying the ‘JuJutsu’ way of using the attackers energy to overcome him.
Is ShinKenDo JuJutsu difficult to learn?
No its not difficult to learn. In fact its quite easy.
The syllabus is design to teach students simple and effective techniques. Techniques that are not purely for the young, fit and able, but to accommodate all who are human.
Students learn to use natural body weapons against vulnerable targets and drilled that hard hitting is never the key.
Disabling a stronger attacker requires smart hitting. Thus its techniques are based on using the right weapons at the right range to the right targets.
Like everything else proficiency requires constant training. Students fall short in particular remembering joint locking techniques if attendance and training are not kept up at regular intervals.