The jujutsu (or jiu-jitsu) as widely taught in Dutch gyms you will not find in Japan.
There it is a rare and classic martial art, which was used in ancient times by samurai.
By this art they could win a fight with their bare hands.
Koryu jujutsu focuses on manipulating body parts which would not be covered by armor if the opponent was wearing armor,
like elbow, shoulder, wrist or finger joints. Using these techniques an opponent would be brought down and eliminated.
The meaning of the word jujutsu is gentle/flexible technique. As D. Lowry describes: In a sense, ju is the process of turning to an aggressor the other cheek -- only to use the movement of the turn to effect his defeat.
Every friday evening koryu (old style) jujutsu training sessions are held in the Yushinkan dojo. The training is under supervision of Kurabe M. sensei, 6-dan shihan, who teaches his students every two weeks at the shofukan dojo. The jujutsu-style that is practiced is kensoryu. This style also called gyakutedo, has evolved from the Asayama Ichiden ryu in the beginning of the Meiji era. This style orginated during the edo era in which time also orginated Daito ryu, the predecessor of modern day aikido. Kurabe sensei has been given the techniques by the fifth grandmaster, Tanaka Chushudoo. Kurabe sensei is now the only teacher who teaches Kenso ryu jujutsu.
At the Yushinkan dojo Kenso ryu jujutsu is being taught by Theo Phillips, a 4th dan student of Kurabe sensei.
Every friday evening from 20:30 till 22:00.
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