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Last Updated: 4th July 2005

Training Philosophy

Kaizen Ju-Jitsu is an ideal base fighting system for self defence because it addresses the challenge of needing proficiency at all three ranges of combat

1. Free Movement Range

2. Grappling / Throwing / Close quarter striking

3. Ground fighting

All Kaizen Ju-Jitsu techniques are selected solely on their practicality and effectiveness. Success in fighting is directly related to the degree to which a martial art exposes its students to the pressures of real combat. Because of this , first and foremost, we use a ‘Hands on' approach to training in all Kaizen Ju-Jitsu Clubs. Students always work with a partner, there is no wasted movement practising against thin air. Working with a partner, you get instant feedback. You check with your partner if the technique worked - they answer yes or no, and you modify as necessary, immediately!

Nothing is left to chance, nothing is theoretical.

 

Striking / Blocking

Students are encouraged to develop the ability to use striking and blocking techniques at any range, initially using basic pad drills, and progressing to free sparring practice against non-compliant opponents. Throwing / Grappling / Groundfighting Once throwing and grappling techniques have initially been learnt, active resistance training is then incorporated into training sessions. Why? When you engage in free unrehearsed training with a partner ,you are employing the majority of methods of combat that will be used in the street or in a competitive arena , at close to full power. Moreover, you are confronted with an opponent who is employing all their skill, power and strength to resist and defeat you, within the limits of the session.

 

This is a tremendous advantage. Just as you could never hope to become a champion swimmer without ever actually getting wet , you can never hope to become a fighter without ever coming to grips with an opponent who is actively trying to defeat and thwart you.

The result of this method of resistance training is that the practitioner rapidly becomes used to applying techniques or knowledge in a ‘live' situation, while simultaneously exposing themselves to a greater amount of the pressures they can expect in a real fight.

 

 


 


 

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