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Kinkan Dojo

Traditional Japanese Martial Arts

The classes are great, where people from all walks of life train hard and share a passion for the traditional martial arts. Everyone is helpful and makes all new starters welcome. Highly recommended for those looking for real martial arts experience.

Hetal Panchal, 7th Kyu

Genbukan Kinkan Dojo: London’s Premier Traditional Japanese Martial Arts Training Centre


Jujutsu, a true self defence system

Traditional Japanese Jujutsu is also taught at the Kinkan Dojo.


Jujutsu is a martial art used to defend and control an enemy using unarmed techniques. This means Jujutsu is a true self defence system, not a system for becoming strong or hurting anyone. Jujutsu practise enables the student to develop a strong spirit which can guide the student through dangerous situations.


Jujutsu was developed and studied by Japan's warrior class, the Samurai. The Samurai traditionally learned and mastered yari (spear), katana (sword), yumi (bow & arrow) and bajutsu (horsemanship). However they also learned kumiuchi (unarmed techniques), so that if their weapon was broken or lost on the battlefield they could continue to defend themselves.


This traditional martial art has influenced the development of many other martial arts systems, including Aikido, Judo and some schools of Karate. Unfortunately today very few Jujutsu schools outside of Japan practise what could be considered authentic Jujutsu, having lost the connection with their Japanese roots.


Jujutsu training at the Kinkan Dojo encompasses the following areas:


  • Kansetsu waza - joint locking techniques
  • Osaekomi waza - pinning methods
  • Atemi waza - striking techniques
  • Nage waza - throwing techniques
  • Shime waza - choking methods


Certification in Jujutsu at the Kinkan Dojo follows a kyu/dan system, and registered students also have the opportunity to test and gain certification in the Ryu-Ha.

The techniques demonstrated or described within this web site are to be used for legitimate purposes only, in appropriate self-defence situations. Do not depend on any video, audio or manual for your safety. Your safety depends upon you and your judgement. If you are a beginner seek the guidance of a qualified, experienced and competent instructor. This material is presented for educational purposes only. When you train in any martial art or self defence system you are consenting to participate and therefore there is an assumption of risk. Use this information at your own risk. If you misinterpret or misuse any of the techniques or concepts expressed in this web site somebody could be seriously injured or killed as a result. Therefore the information contained within the web site should only be used as a supplement to competent personal instruction, safe and diligent practice, personal evaluation and balanced with the moral and legal application of any technique or tactic.


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