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About Wa Shin Ryu Jujutsu


Forged on the battlefields of feudal Japan Jujutsu is the original integrated "mixed" martial art. Rooted in this classical tradition Wa Shin Ryu Jujutsu retains the best of the old ways, but as an evolved system for the 21st century, its FIVE MAJOR GOALS are:

(i) To develop personal discipline, responsibility, self understanding, loyalty, and self control, among others;

(ii) To serve as a way of life (the Budo Way of Wa Shin Ryu Jujutsu);

(iii) To develop effective defensive and offensive skills and strategies;

(iv) To empower the individual both physically and psychologically, and;

(v) To serve as a lifelong path to self actualization.

At the higher levels training in Wa Shin Ryu Jujutsu transcends the acquisition of deadly skills and combat techniques. The system aims to develop the individual holistically and focuses on the "perfection of character" and the attainment of self actualization in the physical, psychological and spiritual domains.

Effective teaching in Wa Shin Ryu Jujutsu integrates, therefore, the study of skill and technique with history, philosophy and ethical principles, and stresses the development of the whole person.

The system is based on, and driven by several major principles. The 12 Guiding Principles (Code of Honor or the Budo Way of Wa Shin Ryu Jujutsu) speak to ethical forms of conduct, personal responsibility, expectations and desirable forms of behavior. They outline the ideals of the system and help lay out guidelines regarding the kind of people we strive to become as martial artists. The System Principles speak to techniques and strategies in Distance, Close Quarter and Ground Fighting contexts.
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