We teach Danzan Ryu Jujitsu by small group instruction to adults and mature youth.
"The primary objective of the practice of Jujitsu is the perfection of character... "
- H. S. Okazaki Founder of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu
For information about Yoshin Jitsu Kai, Danzan Ryu Jujitsu or this web site please Email , Richard Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org
The name Yoshin Jitsu Kai literally means the "willow heart school" which suggests the harmony of motion and supple attitude of a deeply rooted willow tree in a wind storm. Yoshin Jitsu Kai has offered instruction in the techniques of Danzan Ryu jujitsu to adult students and mature youth since 1977. Sensei Richard Howell has been head instructor since 1995.
At Yoshin Jitsu Kai we emphasise the development of the internal strength and awareness, physical skills and mental abilities required to accomplish the traditional healing and fighting jujitsu arts of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Our training is directed towards long term proficiency in jujitsu, progress towards immediate self defense needs and a deep understanding of the fundamental principles underlying the arts. Our goal is to guide students to obtain full mastery of traditional jujitsu skills. Classes are small and students are taught individually or in small groups by black belt instructors. New students can join class at any time. Promotion to higher rank is obtained solely through demonstration of physical accomplishment and maturity in the arts. Since the full spectrum of fighting techniques are taught there is a high emphasis on safety in training at Yoshin Jitsu Kai.
Yoshin Jitsu Kai is a registered dojo with the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation (AJJF) . The AJJF is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to teaching the techniques and philosophy of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. The AJJF is represented by more than 55 schools nationwide and sponsors numerous events throughout the year including conventions, camps and kata contests. The AJJF also offers a massage certification program in Seikufujitsu Massage TM.
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