to the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai website. My name is George
Kirby. I've been teaching traditional ju-jitsu since 1967. My goal is to help you master
Budoshin JuJitsu for self-defense and earn your internationally
recognized rank in this traditional martial art. I am offering you
a solid instructional program based upon tradition combined with the
use of modern
technology to help you reach your goals in Budoshin
. . .
Yes, I have been teaching Ju-Jitsu for over four decades as an
avocation, but I am also a fully credentialled public school teacher
who has designed instructional programs, trained teachers, and
served as a resource for those who wished to improve their teaching
skills, as I continued to improve mine. This continuous training,
sense of professionalism, and desire to provide my students with a
comprehensive and totally transparent educational process has
carried over into how I will help you learn the art. [That's why
there's so much information on this website.] There are no secrets
and there are no surprises here. It's all up front so that you can
concentrate on learning and achieving your goals.
My responsibility, as your sensei, will be
to act as a resource and be your guide as you learn and master the
art of Budoshin Ju-Jitsu.
TRADITION . . .
Budoshin Ju-Jitsu is a traditional form of the art, based upon the
teachings of Jack Seki and a lineage tracing back though Ibaragi
Toshifusa [1597-1677] founder of Kito-Ryu Ju-jitsu, and Takagi Orieman
Shigenbudo [1615-1711] founder of Yoshin Ryu Ju-Jitsu. The strong
emphasis on self-defense, efficient and smooth movement, and an
inherent philosophy of honor, respect, self-control and
non-violence, has made Budoshin Ju-Jitsu an extremely
effective martial art even in today’s world. Experienced practitioners
of Budoshin Ju-Jitsu have the ability to subtly thwart an attack with
minimal effort, create varying levels of pain to subdue and control an
assailant with little or no injury, or severely injure and incapacitate
a violent attacker if necessary – all within a few seconds. Ju-Jitsu is
the parent art of most of today’s martial arts and trends. Ju-Jitsu is
used by military, law-enforcement and protective-service agencies
throughout the world. If it wasn’t such an effective form of
self-defense it wouldn’t have survived through the ages.
Budoshin Ju-Jitsu is designed to help you learn the traditional
ju-jitsu and an effective personalized self-defense system at the same
time. Ideally the best situation would be for
you to learn Budoshin Ju-Jitsu in a dojo with a qualified sensei.
The reality is that there are many
people like you who would like to learn and master traditional Ju-Jitsu,
but can’t find a dojo. Up until the mid 1990’s you were just out of
luck. You could get some books on ju-jitsu [preferably mine], but beyond
that you were left to your own devices.
SUPPORTED BY MODERN
TECHNOLOGY . . .
in the 1990’s four major events occurred that changed the
“traditional” manner in which ju-jitsu was taught. First, Panther
Productions released my 8-DVD series which took students step by
step from white belt up to shodan [and nidan if you use the DVDs
wisely]. This DVD series made it possible for you to learn Budoshin
Ju-Jitsu in your own home – or
even in a non-ju-jitsu dojo. This was a major technological breakthrough
that made a top-quality video program available for everyone who wanted
to learn Budoshin Ju-Jitsu.
The second major event was the growth of the internet and changes in
video and audio technology. The growth of the internet made this
website and instant communication possible between
you and me. This website has made it possible to present a great deal of
up-to-date information to you in a clear and concise manner. Digital
video and audio recording devices has made long-distance testing and
evaluation possible. You can send video recordings [based upon
testing formats in the Student and Black Belt Handbooks] to me for
evaluation. I can send you digital audio evaluations [followed by
written evaluations for higher ranks] in return.
third major event has been the cross-referencing of techniques
from my videos, my “Ohara” books, the “big book” and the techniques
listed in the Student and Black Belt Handbooks. Whether you are in
my dojo or in some distance location, you now have multiple
references for techniques. All the materials are cross-referenced. There is no more guessing about what sensei is looking for on
a performance exam.
The fourth major event was the conversion of all "core" printed
documents to .pdf format. This includes the Student and Black Belt
Handbooks, all issues of Kokoro, and the "Big Book." Students can
now use any .pdf reader to search for specific
items in any of these publications. This is especially true for the
Big Book, where you can enter a technique name [in Japanese or
English] or the technique reference or cross reference number [to
Ohara books and Panther DVDs] and be immediately taken to that item
on your computer. The conversion to .pdf has become a tremendous
timesaver and reference tool for students and sensei alike.
EQUALS A PROGRAM MADE JUST FOR
All of this provides you with a
unique and highly efficient instructional program to help
you learn Budoshin Ju-Jitsu no matter where you are geographically.
Modern technology has been integrated into making Budoshin Ju-Jitsu
available for you to learn and master. All you need is a workout
partner and safe mats to practice on. The rest is up to you. The
Budoshin Ju-Jitsu program is a totally upfront and open system. There
are no secrets and no surprises. In Budoshin Ju-Jitsu, whether it be in
my dojo or on your own, you will always know where you are, where you’re
going, and what you’ll have to do to get there. This openness and
professionalism breeds success.
want a black belt in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu? You can do it. If you’re
willing to make the commitment my support is there for you to succeed. My goal is to help you meet your goal: earning your black
belt in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu!
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Begin your journey towards becoming a Black Belt in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu.
I’m here to help you. You can do it!