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Aiki Ju Jutsu, also known as Oishikiuchi, is a traditional Samurai art of unarmed combat. This art teaches takedowns, throws, drops, joint locks, pressure point techniques, chokes, and grappling. Different combat scenarios and situations are studied: ground fighting, body grabs, punches and kicks, multiple attackers, suwari, battlefield, back alleys, duels, and defense against weapons. Exposure to the arts of Yawara, Taijutsu, Hojo Jutsu, Tanto Jutsu, and other traditional arts are included in the curriculum.

Core principles of Aiki Ju Jutsu include Yielding, Taisabaki or body positioning, and Harmonizing with the opponent(s) Ki. The throws, joint locks and takedowns of this art teach you to respond to an attack by defeating your opponent with maximum efficiency of effort.

Atemi Jutsu
is the art of striking. This art includes all manner of strikes with the fingers, hands, arms, feet, elbows, knees, or other body parts. Atemi Jutsu techniques were developed for fighting opponents in armor. The strikes had to penetrate the armor's weak points, which to a degree mirror those of the human body. Atemi jutsu teaches how to manipulate an opponent to expose the weak points in the body's natural armor, so that strikes and kicks can be devastating.

Atemi Jutsu, the Art of attacking the weak points in the body's armor with your natural weapons. Exposure to Karate Jutsu, Kung Fu, Yawara, Koppo, and other striking arts are included in the curriculum.

Jo Jutsu is the Art of the Staff. The throws, locks, and strikes of this art develop your coordination by learning to apply momentum and leverage through the staff.

Jo Jutsu includes techniques for all lengths of staff. The techniques are broken up into three lengths: the two to three foot Shojo; the three to four foot Chujo; and the at least six foot Daijo. Techniques include attacks and counterstrikes, as well as throws, chokes, and locks with all lengths of Jo. Exposure to Kobudo, Bo Jutsu, Yari Jutsu, Jodo, Naginata Do, and other staff arts are included in the curriculum.

Ken Jutsu includes techniques for all manner of blades: Tanto (daggers), Yoroiodoshi (long daggers), Shoto (short sword), Daito (long sword), Nagamaki and Naginata (halberds). The art includes opponents with different weapons (sword against staff, or short sword against long sword). The techniques of Iaijutsu ( quick draw and cut) are included. The Kenjutsu curriculum at higher ranks includes the techniques of the Tessen (war fan), open and folded.

Ken Jutsu, the Art of the Blade. The formal and partner practice of this art develop decisiveness in your actions, and focus of internal power. The sword that draws together is called the life giving sword or Tsurugi. That is a benefit to strive for. Exposure to Kobudo, Kendo, Batto, Nuki Uchi Jutsu, Iaido, Tanto jutsu, and other blade arts are included in the curriculum.

Tessen Jutsu, The Art of the War Fan. Includes techniques using the steel ribbed tessen, open or closed, against a variety of attacks and attackers.

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