Jujutsu


Way of Yielding


An adult student of Jujutsu will become adept at both throwing and mat or ground fighting. We use large circle and small circle grappling, throwing, pinning as well as using tuite-jitsu and kyusho-jitsu jitus striking techniques.
Jujutsu students spend many months integrated with the karate students to learn the fast footwork and stances of karate as well as the striking and blocking techniques of karate. In this way they are not at any disadvantage in standing position.

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In Judo, an opponent usually starts with or is allowed to start with a lapel grip, whereas Jujutsu students and practitioners are usually presented with a punch or kick of some type. Unlike Judo, where the practitioner usually moves about seeking to off balance or set up an opponent in order to throw or sweep them, Jujutsu practitioners usually blend with the opponent while either blocking or avoiding the attack.

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At UMAA, a strong physical component is stressed as well as a balanced center or calmness of self. Those that study under Mr. Letourneau have the unique privilege of training with someone certified in four martial arts (Karate, Judo, Jujitsu and Iaijutsu). With this diversity he teaches a “true understanding” of combat and a “clarity of concepts” in all of the classes. Mr. Kevin Spruill brings a wealth of experience in BJJ, Karate, and other martial arts.