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Japanese Ju-jutsu contains diverse systems of combat going back hundreds, even thousands, of years. These systems, called ryu or ryu-ha, were generally independent of each other, serving specific functions within law enforcement, protection, and warfare. For this reason, various ryu-ha often share similarities with each other, while also practicing unique skills and strategies that set them apart from each other.
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Japanese Ju-jutsu is martial art with a rich tradition, well known as the combative system used by the Samurai, and giving rise to numerous modern martial arts systems, incuding Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo, and Aikido.
As a martial art, Japanese Ju-jutsu includes numerous skills of combat, both unarmed and armed.
A major distinction between Japanese Ju-jutsu and its modern counterparts, is the former focuses on a more holistic approach to combatives, whereas the latter arts focus on a specific aspect of the original martial art.
At Ninpo US, our affiliated schools are required to maintain a high-level of martial arts skill, teach a complete Ju-jutsu system of unarmed and armed defense, and have continuous training in modern combatives and self-defense.
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Do I have to be in good physical shape to train with Ninpo US?
No. Martial arts is a great way to improve your physical conditioning and ability. We work with our students to help them set realistic expectations and goals for achieving their training goals, as well as, help give them accountability.
Can I join Ninpo US if I don’t live near an affiliated school?
Yes. Ninpo US offers both regular training and special events throughout the year, and has benefits available to you no matter where you live. We’re much more than just a “martial arts organization”. We’re a martial family are real, sincere martial artists.
Is Japanese Ju-jutsu(JJJ) the same as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu(BJJ)?
No, but there are similarities. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu focuses on ground fighting and techniques that are safe in a competitive environment. By comparison, Japanese Ju-jutsu has methods of ground fighting called ne-waza, however, the focus is spread of a greater variance of skill sets.