ABOUT NIHON JUJUTSU

Fees 2018

In Japan, many schools of traditional Nihon Jujutsu exist, sometimes only studied within one family from generation to generation. Nihon Jujutsu should therefore not be confused with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or with any modern forms of sport jiu-jitsu. Notable traditional styles of Nihon Jujutsu (sometimes referred to as Yawara and taijutsu) include Yagyu Shingan-ryu, Daito-ryu, Takeda-ryu, Kashima-Shin-ryu, Asayama Ichiden-ryu, and Shibukawa Ichi-ryu.

Besides unarmed fighting techniques, Suigetsujuku Nihon Jujutsu studies various weapon techniques, including Tanbôjutsu (short stick), Bôjutsu (long stick), Kenjutsu (sword fighting with Bokuto, the wooden sword), Iaijutsu (art of sword drawing) and several other lesser known weapons.

We are the only school in Saskatchewan offering koryu (traditional) Japanese jujutsu, and the only school in Canada providing learning opportunities in Suigetsujuku Bujutsu, headed by Shihan Jun Osano in Japan.

  • For Teen 10+ (Ninja Kids Program) and Teens 14+ and Adults.
  • Fees are due during the first class of each month.
  • Fees are nonrefundable.
  • Clear Criminal Record required.

HOW WE LEARN

All members start by learning basic rolling (kaiten) and falling (ukemi). Simultaneously, students start to learn sixty basic techniques (Kihon Renshute) of Suigetsujuku Nihon Jujutsu, compiled from the nine different traditional Jujutsu schools. These sixty techniques are taught using a fascinating system of 6 principles against 10 different attacks.

While learning these 60 basic techniques, students also start learning Kata. Kata are set forms of skill sequences to learn how to apply basic, intermediate, and advanced jujutsu skills. These kata are categorised as Shoden (beginner), Chuden (intermediate) and Okuden (advanced), and form part of Suigetsujuku Nihon Jujutsu curriculum to preparation for the Shodan (1st black belt) and subsequent examinations. Each of the categories Shoden, Chuden, and Okuden contain 20 kata in two subgroups. For instance, for Shoden kata, the groups are Shoden Gyaku Dori and Shoden Gyaku Nage. 

Two classes are run per week (schedule subject to change due to unexpected events). Each class (60 or 90 minutes, depending on the day) follows the below structure.

The teens 10+ have their own program within the La Ronge Ninja Kids Program and train once per week for 30 minutes. When teens reach the age of 14 years, they can become part of the adult group. Exceptions can be made if a responsible parent attends the Adult group as a regular member.

Monday classes (90 minutes)

  • Warmup, Ukemi (falling) and Kaiten (rolling) as self-training
  • Atemi Waza (striking skills)*
  • Teaching or Review of one set of basic techniques (Kihon Renshute)
  • Teaching or Review of one Shoden, Chuden, or Okuden kata.
  • Other jujutsu concepts*

Friday classes (90 minutes)

  • Ukemi (falling) & Kaiten (rolling) + Taisabaki (body movement) as self-training
  • Review of previous taught kata
  • Atemi Waza (striking skills)*
  • Fine tune of one kata
  • Teaching a new skill (Kihon Renshute or a new kata)*

    * depending on the schedule as well as attendance of members.

Students document their progress in a lesson journal, provided by our school. This helps with staying organized while learning more than 300 techniques.