Here at Eastwind Budo Life Centre we practice Yamanaka-Ha Shindo Ryu Ju Jutsu.
Aiki Ju-Jitsu, the mother art of modern-day JuJutsu & Aikido – it is a graceful flowing art, utilizing your intrinsic energy to pin, lock, throw and control an opponent through leverage and balance.
This guiding principle not only applies to diverse arts of different genealogies, such as Karate or Aikido, but to those that share a common heritage. Such is the case with the organized structure of jujutsu within the Dojo.
This Dojo recognizes three fundamental branches of jujutsu within in its ranks. These include:
- Schools / Styles of jujutsu practiced by affiliated members of the Federation;
- Schools that practice the Yudansha Jujutsu Federation (YJJF) curriculum; and
- Yamanaka-ha Shindo Ryu Jujutsu
Affiliated schools of jujutsu (As noted in category “1” above) are those dojo and organizations who are full members of and practice their own respective form of jujutsu. These schools must, however, meet the adequacy standards published by the Honbu (headquarters). This helps ensure that practices, procedures, values and standards used within each of these schools meet the criteria for professionalism, martial art tradition and core values prescribed by the fderation. Conversely, it allows the Federation to remain true to its guiding principle of recognizing the inherent worth of all martial arts without undue interference into the operational aspects of a dojo.
Affiliated schools are full members of the Federation and have the privilege of utilizing its resources. For example, many of the schools supplement their jujutsu training with the YJJF curriculum as well as elements of Shindo Ryu.