Kenshindoryu Jujitsu Kempo is an original 'Mixed Martial Art', being formed from the other core arts within the Kenshindoryu Nippon Budo Kyokai - Karate and Judo - and incorporating 'gaiden waza' from proven fighting arts as diverse as Boxing, Russian Sambo and Malaysian Silat, as well as other traditional and modern jujitsu styles.
The description ‘Jujitsu Kempo’ made clear the increased focus on striking techniques, sometimes lacking in modern Jujitsu, while inclusion of pressure and vital-point 'technique enhancements’ have served to improve the control and ‘pain compliance’ element of techniques – in particular those borrowed from Small Circle Jujitsu.
The current Kenshindoryu Jujitsu Kempo syllabus draws on tried and tested principles & techniques from Wadoryu Karate, Zen and Combat Judo, Sambo Wrestling, Shindo Yoshinryu Koryu Jujitsu, Ryukyu Kempo and Professor Wally Jay’s Small Circle Jujitsu*
The syllabus retains a ‘traditional’ nature incorporating kihon (basic techniques) covering striking & kicking, grappling & throws, locks & strangles, groundwork and pressure-points, with a combination of established and unique kata (forms) which reinforce the principles of throwing, reflexive defence, groundwork and conclusive techniques.
Kumite (freefighting) plays a large part in an art which can, at times, appear to border on the brutal, but a range of fighting activities allow members to take on as much, or as little, pressure as they wish; from simple throwing randori, through Tachiwaza (standing fighting) and submission groundwork, to Bushidokai freefighting in which full-contact strikes to the body are permitted along with ‘streetfighting’ techniques such as gouging and biting.
That said, techniques are introduced in a controlled and safe way throughout a syllabus designed to be followed all the way through to 3rd Dan, to produce a rounded comprehensive fighting ability.
*See ‘Small Circle Jujitsu’ by Prof Wally Jay. ISBN 0-89750-122-5
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