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What is Jitsu Oceania?


Jitsu Oceania is an umbrella organisation that promotes the teaching of Shorinji kan Jiu Jitsu in New Zealand and Australia. There are 3 Jitsu organisations that have clubs: Jitsu Oceania, Jitsu New Zealand and Jitsu Australia.  Each group has a common heritage in Shorinjikan Ju Jitsu as taught by The Jitsu Foundation (TJF) in the UK.  Students are most welcome to train in any club.


What is Jitsu?


Jitsu is a modern self defence style of Jiu Jitsu (gendai goshin jutsu). The techiques and principals originated and were developed by samurai warriors in medieval Japan (koryu ju jutsu).


Jitsu is a result of the fusion of a variety of Japanese budo styles. The core of the style comprises a system of throws, joint locks and strikes taught at the turn of the 20th century by the Kodokan school of Judo/ Ju Jutsu. There are also significant influences from other Japanese arts ie the early styles of aikibudo / aikijujutsu.


Based on the principal of using an aggressors energy to their own disadvantage, Jitsu skills can be used by men, women and children to counter aggressive situations ranging from unwanted harassment to armed physical assault.


Why learn Jitsu?

Jitsu is a progressive martial art that offers a means of personal and physical development, as well as an effective system of self-defence. Regular training can help to improve strength, fitness, flexibility, co-ordination and posture. Moreover, most people find over time that Jitsu improves their self-esteem and self-confidence. Advanced training levels are highly challenging and foster exceptional levels of physical and mental control. Jitsu training is also great fun and a fantastic way to meet new friends. Most clubs within Jitsu Oceania coffer a vibrant social life out of club training, with events organised throughout the year.


Read about our instructors and find you nearest club.



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