TO THE AJA WEB SITE
Welcome you to the American Jujitsu
Association's official website. We hope you will find its content
both informative and useful.
American Jujitsu Association (or AJA) is comprised
of a wide range of different Ryu (styles) of Ju (or
Jiu, Gentle or Flexible) Jitsu (Art)
- to see how wide our net is cast, just scroll through our Directory
page (link above)! Each Ryu brings its own unique character, and
each contributes a positive influence to the martial arts community
as a whole. Jujitsu or Jiu-Jitsu is the most ancient martial art,
with evidence of its existence found as far back as 2000 years ago,
and it encompases most elements of more recent break-off arts such
as Karate, Judo, and Aikido, among others. Jujitsu is a superset
of all of these and much more. The emphasis in Jujitsu is always
extreme practicality: does a technique work for you, for
your particular training background and your physiology? If so,
then it should be part of your self-defense tool-kit. If you wouldn't
be willing to bet your life on it, then focus on other techniques
- but learning all of them makes you wiser and more capable.
is also highly adaptive. If you have an injury or a physical
limitation, you are not excluded - you simply adapt the huge self-defense
tool-kit available to you (Prof. Kirby lists over 800 separate techniques).
A short person generally finds it easier to execute a Koshi-Nage
(hip throw) on a taller person than the other way around - this
might seem to be a disadvantabe for tall people. Instead of viewing
it as a limitation. however, a logical adaptation would be for a
taller person to perfect an Ippon-Seio-Nage, a one-arm hip-throw,
or Tai-Otoshi, a basic drop-throw. Do you have an injured knee or
other problem? Practicing with that injury risks a cumulative
injury: you could make it worse. Instead, ADAPT, and
focus on techniques that work for YOU. There is an enormous
range of techniques that can be used from a sitting position, including
virtually all pressure-point attacks. Jujitsu is the self-defense
system for almost everyone.
Under the "Directory"
link (above and below), you will find a large and ever-growing number
of schools in the USA and all over the world. The AJA's instructors
are dedicated professionals who have devoted much of their lives
to the discipline of mind, body, and spirit. Their programs stimulate
the student's ability to learn and can develop all the skills necessary
for real personal safety through awareness and self-defense.
hold a black belt in Jujitsu and find yourself searching
for a organization to belong to, the AJA can help. We invite you
to read further and to consider a membership in our family of dedicated
teachers & trainers.
are a prospective student and find yourself interested in joining
a Ju-Jitsu training program, you may wish to check
out our list of member schools. > Click
Here < to see the list of AJA dojos worldwide.
find there are no schools near your location, you may wish to check
out the benefits & available materials for members of the Budoshin
Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai; an official - virtual
- AJA member dojo. The BJJY is specially geared to help you qualify
for rank advancement under such conditions. > Click
Here < if you want to find out more
about the BJJY.
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