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Well done to all who attended the Fujii Okimitsu Sensei memorial seminar held by Kensei Kai Scotland in Inverness on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of March. and a HUGE thank you to Sensei's Alan Mitchel and Brian Ford from all of us at Granite City Ju Jitsu and Kensei Kai.
We worked on our Iai Seitei Kata - managing to get through all 12 Kata in one day - on the Saturday and I think Fuji Sensei would have been very happy with the progress and standard being demonstrated.
On the Sunday we were introduced to Something new (to us anyway) - Jodo! The beginners were introduced to the first 4 Seitei kata and we all really enjoyed this new addition and look forward to practicing them back in the Dojo.
A quick reminder though - Monday night classes have been moved to 8pm at the Fight Factory to make room for the kids kickboxing class.
Ju Jitsu is a Japanese martial art which was developed by the Samurai for use in battle. The name "Ju-Jitsu" translates from Japanese as "gentle skill" or "gentle art" and is most likely to be a reference to practitioners yielding to an aggressors attack before redirecting their force and using it against them.
Unlike some other martial arts Ju Jitsu does not focus on any one element of combat. A Ju Jitsu student (Ju Jitsuka) studies striking, throwing, grappling, locking and groundwork techniques.
Many of these techniques are extremely dangerous and should only be practised in a proper class under the supervision of a qualified instructor (Sensei).