Ju-jutsu at KSKD
What is Ju-jutsu?
Ju-jutsu is the Japanese Art of Grappling. This includes throws, locks, and strikes. This Art was developed for the purpose of self-defense and combat as it was used by Samurai. Ju-Do was developed as a the sport from Ju-jutsu.
What is the difference between Ju-jutsu and Jui-jitsu or Jiu-Jitsu?
Jui-jitsu is the popular name of the grappling Art typically associated with Brazil. The most famous being the Gracie Jiu jitsu System. Jui-jitsu/Jiu-Jitsu is the name given to the Arts which came from Ju-jutsu.
Every culture has developed a system of self-defense, and as such can give the name they deem appropriate.
KSKD is very fortunate to be able to offer traditional and authentic Martial Arts. The Art of Ju-jutsu practiced here comes from the system of Hontai Yoshin Ryu and is taught by Matthew Hawthorne. This is a koryu (traditional) jujutsu system with its home Dojo (Honbu) in Nishinomiya, Japan.
Our Dojo is a satellite school to the Hontai Yoshin Ryu American branch headquarters, also located in Louisville, KY, and led by the American branch head, Dr. Brian Barnes.
About Hontai Yoshin Ryu
Study of this art and its associated weapons begins with a variety of basics, including ukemi (receiving) ways to fall and roll safely without injury, necessary to take the throws on a consistent basis.
Hontai Yoshin Ryu also includes its own set of sword kata, contained within three (3) sets of 5, 6, and 8 kata.
Participation in this class is subject to teacher discretion and is for those 16 years of age and older.