Our modern jujutsu style is especially good for “street” self-defence.
Because that’s what it is designed for.
But we believe that a whole martial artist is greater than the sum of their parts.
What does that mean?
The techniques we teach are specifically designed to enable students to protect themselves within a short time.
Even so, it’s better not to be in a circumstance requiring those physical skills in the first instance, so learning with us is more than just the physical skills. It is also about developing the personal skills in tandem so that the individual grows into an independent, caring and well-rounded person.
It is a complete system of self-defence.
By including personal development skills in the syllabus alongside the technical, our students–the young ones included!–are encouraged to take ownership of their own progress.
Is what we teach the same as MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)?
The technical answer is ‘Yes’. Because the foundations of what we teach have their origins in different styles of martial arts (primarily Japanese and Chinese), it is described as a ‘mixed’ style. However, while modern MMA is classified as a sport, our style is non-competitive and designed for life outside a training hall.
The mixed martial art style we teach is a modern type of jujutsu, with its foundations principally in traditional Japanese jujutsu and Chinese kung fu styles. It is fully underpinned with the time-honoured values and principles of these ancient arts, such as discipline and respectful behaviour toward self and others.
The style incorporates the speed and power in striking defences, easy-to-apply jujutsu escapes and releases from common attacks, basic ground defence, understanding conflict scenarios–including how to avoid them, and weapons defence.
Established in 2006, the system was developed by the highly-regarded Sydney martial artist, Sensei Geoff Smith. It is the continued evolution of Hoshin Jutsu, which Sensei Smith was also instrumental in creating in 1997 out of a need for a practical, modern style that was both highly-effective to use and simple to learn.
Sensei Smith is a very experienced, versatile and truly amazing martial artist. He began his training at a young age with Judo, continuing on to train in other martial arts and gaining high levels in Japanese and Chinese styles including Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Jujutsu, and Shaolin Kempo Kung Fu.
It is an incredible accomplishment to achieve a Black Belt, but it takes much more than being a highly-proficient martial artist to be a great teacher of it.
We provide both: great martial artists who are great teachers.
Our instructors undergo a minimum of 12 months’ training in our highly-regarded Instructor Program. In addition, they are encouraged to broaden their skills, with many achieving high rankings in styles such as Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Judo and Taekwondo.
Our lead instructors have a minimum grade level of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in our style, are bound by our Code of Conduct and observe the Martial Arts Industry Association’s Code of Ethics.
But most importantly, with our limit on class sizes, our amazing instructors are able to focus on each student to ensure they get the most out of every session.
It is also mandatory that our instructors have as much fun as their students.