Greyton Ju Jitsu Club

Lessons on Monday 16:00 to 17:30 junior class and 17:30 19:00 adult class.



Bugei Ki Ryu
Question & Answer

What is Ju Jitsu?
Ju Jitsu is a Japanese martial art dating back over 800 years. It is a self-defense system, which comprises strikes, holds, chokes, strangles, joint locks, kicks, throws and breakaway techniques. The name Ju Jitsu means Gentle Art.
The principle of Ju Jitsu is to give way to attackers by deflecting their force and using this against them. The techniques of Ju Jitsu gave rise to other martial arts such as Judo and Aikido and are thought to be the basis of many of the punches and kicks in Karate.
Ju Jitsu relies on technique and flexibility of response rather than strength or brute force and is thus suitable for anyone regardless of age, gender or build. Students will, however, benefit from training in Ju Jitsu and their fitness and strength will improve. For safety reasons, certain techniques are not taught to junior grades and children are not taught chokes and strangles.

What is Bugei Ki Ryu?
The name Bugei Ki Ryu can be translated as Warrior Spirit School and reflects Ju Jitsu’s origins amongst the Japanese Samurai warriors. The Bugei-Ki-Ryu club (BKR), based on Merseyside, England, was founded in 1987 by its chief instructor, Sensei Eric Marshall, 8th Dan, who has trained in Ju Jitsu since 1965. I have been a student of Sensei Marshall since 1980 and an instructor since 1990

How old do I have to be to start training?

In Our club Juniors can start at age 10 up to age 16, Adults 16+. The junior syllabus is similar to the senior syllabus with some of the more serious techniques modified or removed. While Ju Jitsu can be practiced at any age it is strenuous and can be physically demanding, if you have any doubts over your ability to cope with the training you should consult medical advice.

How much does it cost?

Juniors:- R35 per session or R300 for 10 sessions if paid in advance
Seniors:- R50 per session or R425 for 10 sessions if paid in advance.

How often are gradings held?

There will be no set time between gradings, they will be held when the instructor believes the student is ready. As a guide I would expect a senior student training twice a week to be ready for their black belt grading after approximately 5 years.

What are the grades?

The grades are white (beginner) Yellow, Orange, Green (2 parts) Blue (2 parts) Purple (2 parts) and Brown (2 parts) Each grade has its own syllabus which students must master and be tested on before moving on to the next belt

How much will the gradings cost?

Gradings white to Orange will cost R150. Green to Brown R200 included in these fees will be a certificate and a new belt, (except for the white belt) Black belt grading will cost R500

What equipment is required?

The only equipment that is needed is a Gi (Karate suit), however beginners, up to white belt may train in any suitable loose clean clothing. Before taking their white belt and thereafter, students must have a clean Gi before they can train.

If I’m graded in another Ju Jitsu style or martial art can I keep the same grade.

The simple answer is no, however each case will be taken on its merits, for example a senior grade from another Ju Jitsu style might be assessed to ensure they meet or exceed our standards.

Do you have competitions?

No, there are many martial arts and clubs that do, including some Ju Jitsu styles, however in our club the emphasis is on improving your own technique, not being better, or beating your training partners.

When can beginners start?

Beginners can start at any time, however before you can start training you will have to sign the club indemnity and membership forms. After the first lesson you can either pay for 10 lessons in advance (equal to a 14% discount) or pay as you go, one lesson at a time.

Can I watch the training?

Yes, however you must not talk to or distract anyone who is taking part. Mobile phones must be on silent, furthermore no filming or photography may be undertaken without the express permission of the instructor.

What form does the training take?

Typically students work in an attacker defender relationship, taking turns to practice the techniques on the syllabus relevant to their grade. In addition variations and none syllabus techniques are introduced to broaden the experience of students.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask, I will always do my best to answer.

John Brunskill
Sensei 2nd Dan Ju Jitsu


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