Shinto Yoshin-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
The style of Jiu-Jitsu that we practice is a gendai goshin jui-jitsu.
Shinto Yoshin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu is a unique and unusual style of Jiu-Jitsu. Most styles of Jiu-Jitsu emphasize grappling, locking, immobilization, sweeps, groundwork and some throws. Shinto Yoshin teaches all of this, but puts special emphasis on striking, punching, kicking and weapons. It encompasses martial arts as a whole and is a well rounded system of defense and offense. In the Shinto Yoshin style we use all parts of our body for offense and defense. In Shinto Yoshin Jiu-Jitsu, there are no rules; it is a self defense and fighting system, Not a Sport. All the techniques focus on strategies and effectiveness in real-life conditions and situations.
The attacks and defenses in Shinto Yoshin Ryu are designed generally for close quarters combat. It is a closing – striking – collapsing style designed for real- life situations.
Our style has continued to evolve since Master Douglas Grose was first introduced to it during WWII. He took the foundation of Shinto Yoshin and added elements that supported it’s philosophy. As all visionaries, he took his real life experience in the military and law enforcement and grew the system. As we go forward, we will continue to evolve and stay true to our traditional roots.
Jiu-Jitsu is one of the oldest forms of Martial Arts. It does not replace any known system of close fighting but makes use of all known forms of personal combat and any other means that will accomplish injury or killing. It is a method of overcoming your opponent in the easiest, fastest and most efficient way.