Jitsu class 2004

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Chaleira's picture

Thanks for sharing. This pic has a classic look to it :-) So what is going on in this pic exactly, if you remember?
Chaleira's picture

Also, curious to know, what style is the Jujitsu?
ashley's picture

Japanese, run by the Jitsu Foundation in the UK. Practicing under this foundation was tough. The gradings were some of the hardest things I have had to do, and that was only up to green belt. This is practice for a grading, it is called 'The V' whereby all the attackers line up in a V shape and the defender faces them (back to camera). One by one, and very quickly the attacker at the top of the V shape comes at you with a random move, eg a a punch, a bottle hit, a stab or elbow etc. The defender has to prove he can defend with the skills learnt. Each person has to be floored and 'fake' finished. Doing this in the grading, you come up against some resilient big guys who will try their best not to go down (realistic I suppose) making it a gruelling few minutes. P.s i'm not in this pic, I took the photo whilst waiting for the next class.
Chaleira's picture

Okay, I meant what system does it follow (hakko ryu, diato ryu and danzan ryu are the only three that I really know anything about...though very little) I know there's several though! The "V" sounds very interesting and challenging! Sounds like great training for sure!!!
ashley's picture

I was just going through my photos and didn't see this comment, sorry for the late reply. The style that this Foundation teach is Shorinji Kan Jitsu. I miss the training at this club, it was hardcore but amazing. This style really requires you to get involved at a young age (less than 20 years old) I say. The reason is because of the amount of breakfalling involved. If you don't learn to fall perfectly, serious bruising, and even broken bones are not uncommon.