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"I want to be able to defend myself!"
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Also known as "jujitsu" or "jiu jitsu," this traditional martial art is an enjoyable and effective system of self-defense and character development, founded by Sato Shizuya Sensei, Chief Director of Kokusai Budoin, IMAF. Through training in joint locks, takedowns, and pins, you will learn to defend yourself, improve your ability to concentrate, and develop a balanced mindset. Jujutsu is a terrific martial art for all ages - we encourage you to try it!
About Nihon Jujutsu
Judo is both a traditional martial art and an Olympic sport. You will learn throwing and grappling skills while you cultivate a strong body and fighting spirit. No martial art is more physically demanding, no martial art is more fun than judo. Classes at our dojo are available daytimes, evenings, and Saturdays.
Secrets of Swordsmanship
You can embark on a spiritual journey through the sword. In a world where values such as honor, integrity and true wisdom are rare, the heart of Bushido still beats within the ancient art of iaido. You can learn how to properly handle the katana while you hone your concentration, perception and personal presence. Leave adversity behind and find your center through seishin tanren (concentrated practice). Cut through to the heart of your existence and you will emerge a stronger, deeper version of yourself.
Judo, Jujutsu (Jiu Jitsu), Iaido
Welcome to the Japanese Martial Arts Center, the "Rolls-Royce" of Ann Arbor martial arts schools, where you will find world-class instruction, a stunning facility, and tireless dedication to your success. Our goal is to help each of our members achieve excellence - in technique, character, and in their relationship with the world. Our dojo offers training for serious, committed students, small class sizes, and a joyful but focused atmosphere. You can train in iaido (Japanese swordsmanship), jujutsu (sometimes spelled "jujitsu"), and judo.
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"I hold Nicklaus Suino Sensei in the highest regard. I have seen hundreds of schools in my 20+ years of martial arts training, and met as many teachers. Out of those hundreds of teachers I personally endorse only three. I train with only one, and that is Suino Sensei."
-- Daniel B. Vigil
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Other Martial Arts:
Although JMAC does not offer aikido classes, Japanese jujutsu is considered the mother art of aikido, and employs many of the same principles as aikido. However, Nihon Jujutsu is considered easier to learn and somewhat more practical. Like the striking arts karate and kung-fu, jujutsu teaches the effective use of striking methods, as well as the use of vital points as targets for striking in self-defense. Jujutsu also incorporates weapons practice: the tanbo for self-defense, as well as defense against such weapons as the knife, pistol, and jo (staff). Because the JMAC sensei have at least some experience in a variety of martial arts such as aikido, bagua, batto-jutsu, hsingi, iaido, jujujtsu, judo, kali, karate, kendo, kickboxing, kungfu, san chuan dao, taekwondo, and tai chi, they can offer insights into the relationships between various martial arts and the effective training methods found in those arts.
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