A Martial Art for the Real World

Our modern style, Gendai Jujutsu, 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 Gendai Jujutsu a Mixed Martial Art (MMA)?

Technically, our style is jujutsu, however because the foundations of Gendai Jujutsu have their origins in different styles of martial arts, it is described as a ‘mixed’ style.  However, while some modern MMA styles may be classified as a sport, our style is non-competitive and designed for life outside a training hall.


Our modern type of jujutsu has its foundations principally in traditional Japanese jujutsu and Chinese kung fu styles, with a focus on self-defence.  It is underpinned with the time-honoured values and principles of these ancient arts, such as discipline and respectful behaviour toward self and others.

Gendai Jujutsu 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.

We are affiliated with Evolution Jujutsu, located in Lindfield on Sydney’s North Shore.

Our Instructors

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.