About Jujutsu – Under Construction
Jujutsu was originally developed to meet an attack when weapon use was forbidden or impractical. Often, an attacker would be wearing armor, making an attempt to thwart the attack with a strike impractical or ineffective. Jujutsu was thus developed to take use attacker?s energy to off-balance them and take advantage of the weak points in their armor (typically the joints) to immobilize them as quickly and efficiently as possible. Over time these arts were modified for use on the ground as well.
Unlike today, Japanese feudal warriors would study all aspects of Budo, from archery on horseback to swordsmanship and so on, Jujutsu was just one element of their overall training. Today, the arts have separated into their own core specialties as a matter of practicality, since the typical person doesn’t have the entire day to dedicate to practicing the martial arts.
Students of Jujutsu today learn from several areas of practice, including:
Ukemi – Falling/Receiving ArtsNage Waza – Throwing ArtsKansetsu Waza – Joint LocksNe Waza – Ground fighting/Grappling
Atemi (Kyusho) – Striking Arts (Vital Points)
Buki Waza – Weapons Arts
Goshin Waza – Self Defense Arts
For more information about Jujutsu, click here
to visit the NW Jujutsu website.
Instructor – Andrew Hackett
Andrew has pursued martial arts since the age of four, and currently holds the rank of 6th degree black belt (Rokudan) in Jujutsu.
Andrew strongly believes in the value gained from the practice of Jujutsu. He is dedicated to helping each of his students reach their goals.
Instructor – Clifton Barnes
Clifton has pursued Jujutsu for the last 7 years under Hackett-sensei, and currently holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt (Nidan) in Shinseka-r
Clifton also volunteers as an instructor for the Children’s Martial Arts program at Northwest Martial Arts, and teaches an adult Jujutsu study group on Wednesday at 7:00pm.