The American Judo and Jujitsu Federation is a worldwide organization of martial arts schools dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of the Danzan Ryu system of Jujitsu.
As martial arts practitioners, we hone our skills every time we are on the mat. Whether it’s balance, distancing or just learning to fall correctly, all contribute to improve our overall skill. One concept that I have added to my training is “rotational power.” I...read more
“Anyone who practices Judo should neither be afraid of the strong nor despise the weak; nor should he act contrary to the strength of his enemy because of the art he has acquired.” In 1979 a renowned Hollywood reporter, Joe Hyams, published the book “Zen in the...read more
One of my students, who is a physician, once confided that in all his experience there is only one thing that universally seems to promote good health and that is movement. People who continue to walk regularly as they get older in general seem to be healthier....read more
There were two secrets in the old jujitsu. One was the kappo, the methods of resuscitation, and the other was the sappo, or the methods of attacking vital spots of the body in order to cause a coma, asphyxia, or death. These secrets were usually taught together and...read more