Jikishin Ju-Jitsu is an International organization that was founded by Prof. Terry Parker. It has a globally uniform syllabus, which means that a student from South Africa is learning the same comprehensive content as students in England, the republic or Ireland, Israel, Malta, and other countries around the world.The national co-ordinator of Jikishin Ju-Jitsu South Africa is Shihan Sam Tonkin
Although ju-jitsu was developed almost 4oo years ago, it's basic intentions remain unchanged.Through ju-jitsu, an unamed Samurai would be able to defend himself against both armed and unarmed opponents.
Unarmed combat skills today have the same purpose: to protect oneself from harm against armed or unarmed attackers.
While the primary focus of teaching at Jikishin clubs is based on unarmed self-defence, we also cater for those who whish to do ju-jitsu as a sport, those who want to keep fit, and even those who just want to have fun while learning something new.
Our Training teaches timing, flexibilty. agility and knowledge of the body. When these are combined, the student learns the ability to control a confrontational situation as much as to prevent injury to the opponent as to protect himself.
Ju-Jitsu is a skill that lasts a lifetime. We not only train students to defend themselves, but also work on physical and mental development while have fun. Training is provided in a friendly environment. This provides the students with a better quality of instruction and allows them to develop at their own pace.
Although ju-jitsu is based on unarmed defense, the art of using traditional Japanese weapons is still practiced today. This is because it's considered to be beneficial to our student's skills base.