Goshinkan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu currently has over 30 registered Black Belts, however, not everyone is driven to put in the additional time learning how to teach others.
For some, the achievement of earning a Black Belt is as far as they wish to go in their martial arts journey — a goal typically reached in three to five years. This is no small feat, but for others, the journey begins the moment they are awarded their first degree Black Belt.
It's hard to tell who the next generation of teachers will be just by watching a class, but in our experience, it is always the students who give 100% commitment to each and every class they attend. They are the students who, after they learn the macro-movements of a technique, seek refinement and a finer edge to their responses; they are always the first person to agree (oftentimes ask) to be someone's Uke, be it a higher belt or lower belt, grading or practice. And as they progress they are typically the Senpai found helping the lower belts.
Certified Instructors are those black belts that have passed their Shodan test (1st Degree black belt) and are working on achieving instructor levels one to three to attain their Goshinkan Menkyo (license). Generally, the Sensei who has achieved the Sandan level (3rd Degree black belt) should have completed their full teaching license. There are 28 courses that each instructor must endeavor to first learn from Shihan one at a time, then write a written exam and pass with a minimum score of 80%. Once the exam is passed the instructor must be able to teach the entire course correctly on their own, once they have met all the three parts of each of the course they will be able to then teach that course on their own.
Can (Kan)-Ryu Ju-Jitsu Ju Jitsu is a practical and effective system of self-defense.
We teach original and modern Kan-Ryu Japanese Ju-Jitsu. In the last twenty years, Ju Jitsu has garnered a lot of interest worldwide due to promotions like the UFC, but Ju-Jitsu has been around for centuries. Ju-Jitsu is the parent martial art of karate, judo, aikido, sambo and others, and was perfected by Japanese warriors and protectors known as Samurai. Kan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu is the only Provincially, Nationally, Internationally and World recognized style of Ju-Jitsu in Canada.
There are many different styles of Ju-Jitsu (jiu-jitsu), each concentrating on a different aspect of the art. In its purest form, Ju-Jitsu comprises kicks, punches, nerve-center pressure-point control, holds, joint locks, throws, and grappling. Ju-Jitsu is arguably the most well-rounded combat art for self-defense.
In Japanese, Ju-Jitsu means "gentle (ju) art (jitsu)". The name refers not just to ju jitsu techniques, which are anything but "gentle", but rather to how you address a self-defense situation, including your state of being having reached a certain degree of proficiency.
Learning Ju Jitsu allows you to adapt your response to best suit a given situation.
Ju Jitsu was the hand-to-hand combat art of the Samurai, developed for use in close-quarters where it was not possible to wield a sword, and later when the Samurai were forbidden to carry swords in public.
Ju Jitsu is the parent art to many modern martial arts, such as Aikido, Karate, Judo, many others. Below is a chart comparing a variety of self-defense techniques to different martial arts.
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Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Okotoks
Monday - Friday: 3pm - 8pm
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