Classes meet on Thursdays, 7-9pm, in the East Room at Canyon Country Park, 17615 Soledad Canyon Rd, Canyon Country. [Inbetween Galeton Rd. and Deep Creek Dr.] See map below.
Sensei: George Kirby, 10th dan and Marc Tucker, 7th dan. This is the ONLY DOJO IN THE UNITED STATES where both sensei were taught directly by the late Professor Jack "Sanzo" Seki!
Black Belt Magazine selected Prof. Kirby for it's 2007 Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year Award!
Please feel free to visit our class as often as you wish, watch it in operation, and feel free to ask any questions! You may also E-mail Prof. Kirby for information.
for the Spring-2017 session
starts February 14. Walk-in
registration starts on February 21 at the City of Santa Clarita Sports Complex
The Centre, 20850 Centre Pointe Dr., Santa Clarita,
91350. If you
wish to register online click
here to get your
customer ID and password. If you already
have your user ID & password just click
register. Students may register up through the third week of class.
Students under age 18 MUST bring a parent to the first class to fill out
the class participant agreement.
Click here for flier!!
For new students, the instructional sequence is designed to get you to Rokukyu, 6th kyu [Green Belt] by the end of your first training session. By the end of your first training session you will be able to:
 demonstrate the following techniques with reasonable proficiency:
 demonstrate self-defense techniques for the following attacks:
 demonstrate the following falls, getting back up into a ready position [tachi waza]:
By the end of your first training session you will also learn additional techniques, become acquainted with the philosophy of Ju-Jitsu, and the formalities of the art and the dojo.
Please be aware that the first 4-5 weeks of your class will be challenging because you are learning many new things. Please be patient with yourself. The class is not physically difficult. It's important that you believe you will succeed -- because you will. Everyone in the class believes in you and wants you to succeed. Around weeks 5-6 you will see more success as many of the techniques start to work better. By the end of your first training session you will also have a judo gi [now you look like a real jujitsuka] and you will have joined the American Ju-Jitsu Association [annual fee of $20 for AJA membership], which makes it possible for you to receive promotions, wear the AJA emblem on your gi, and wear your promotional obi [colored belt] in class!
When do I need to get a gi? If you plan to receive a promotion you must have a white single-weight/weave judo gi [available through instructors]. We encourage you to get a gi as soon as possible as it will help you train more effectively, but it's not a requirement in order to participate in the program.
Can I wear my uniform [gi?] from another martial art? No. To allow you to wear a different uniform creates the public misintepretation that we don't care what you wear - - - and we like our students to wear identical looking gi. It builds comraderie and a spirit of belonging within the dojo and a much more positive public image to visitors.
When will I be tested for my first belt? Towards the end of the first session [about 8-10 weeks]. If your attendance and participation has been consistent you should be able to pass the test with no problems. [It's in your Student Handbook.]
What does the materials fee pay for? The materials fee [to be paid at the first class] pays for part of your insurance, colored belts, certificates, class materials, and mat maintenance & replacement.
What does the AJA fee pay for? It pays for your calendar year membership and through your membership your required insurance for all students. You will also get a free AJA patch from your sensei when you initially join the AJA. AJA membership also qualifies you to receive belt promotions.
Is there a testing fee? No! There is no testing fee for any belt below black belt.
What if I miss a class? You can either attend another class night to make it up or be sure to attend our free intersession classes [between official sessions] at no charge.
Any other questions? Don't wait! Email sensei George Kirby by clicking here.
The sensei & dojo listed below are done so as a matter of courtesy. Each of the schools are independently owned and operated and none of these schools or instructors are under the direct or indirect control and/or supervision of either the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai, Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Dojo, Inc. (BJJD, Inc.), or Professor George Kirby. Therefore neither the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai, Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Dojo, Inc., or Professor George Kirby can be responsible for any actions that occur in the schools [dojo] or by the instructors [sensei] listed below.
Robinson's Top Gun Karate Academy at 2536 Highway 41, Greenbrier, TN 37073, - Bob Pruitt, Sensei
Tri-City Ju-Jitsu, Prescott, AZ - Daniel Duran, Sensei
Dave Clark Ju-Jitsu Consortium, Brandon, FL, Dave Clark, Sensei
Vancouver Institute of Self Defense, Vancouver/Camas, WA - Jeff Wynn, Sensei, 360-901-0350