KMD Ju-jitsu Academy first opened its doors in June 2009, at the time only teaching Senior Students (14 years +). As the Academy grew with the support of it Students we were able to offer classes to Juniors (4 to 14) in July 2011. The support of the students and their families’ over the past years has continued to grow and although some students have moved on we are glad to have had the opportunity to have taught them. Those that have continued are moving onward and upward to greater heights.
We are very proud of our student and all that they have achieved
Consistency in training techniques and grading levels is very important to us, it is essential in maintaining the respect at all grades and ensure that teaching standards and training standards are consistent. To enable us to achieve this we work to a Syllabus that was developed by Ju-jitsu Master Shihan Paul Simpson from his extensive knowledge and experience of over 30 years
We teach a traditional Ju-jitsu known as Goshin-jitsu which is a full self defense martial are unlike many other Ju-jitsu’s which are focused for sport and competition. Ju-jitsu, literally meaning the "art of softness", or "way of yielding", Ju-jitsu evolved among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent without weapons. The modern system of Goshin-Jitsu is based on the same principles as Tenjin-Shinyo Ryu but has been adapted for modern self-defense. Tenjin-Shinyo Ryu, the traditional Japanese eclectic system is a BuJutsu technique of close combat. Goshin-Jitsu was developed and perfected at the Kodaken Judo Institute, which was founded by Dr. Jigaro Kano in 1882 and is the supreme authority on Judo.
The Academy proverb is "Knowledge, Mental discipline and Dedication" this personifies the culture and the spiritual dedication of the Academy and its members. Embodied within this philosophy there are five principles which we and our student strive to attain and maintain. These principles must be considered at all times when learning new techniques and practicing/perfecting techniques already known.
The principles are:
- Tireless pursuit of excellence
- Mobility and Stability
- Cultivation of the mind
- Focus of power
- Control of power
The techniques that we teach can be extremely dangerous when performed by untrained or unskilled persons, it is therefore imperative that these techniques are only practiced in the dojo under the supervision of a qualified instructor, and only used as self-defense when no other alternative is available to you.