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Never Stop Learning

Posted by James Smith on Friday, November 26, 2010,

I have trained in Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu but in such a way that traditional and modern techniques were blended together to allow for effective self-defense against modern attackers who may not be using the same style as you are. Although I do admire the old techniques and the history behind them, I try to focus most of my limited time training on those techniques that will work with the common attacks we read about in the media and see on the news.

Up to now I've been aware of many other martial a...


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The Tai Chi-Jujutsu Connection

Posted by James Smith on Friday, November 12, 2010,

Two blog posts ago I wrote about Jujutsu and Jeet Kune Do (or JKD for short). JKD is a relatively modern "style" or system and therefore it is quite natural that Bruce Lee would incorporate aspects of other styles besides Wing Chun into his JKD. But what of the ancient Chinese system of Tai Chi and the comparatively old Japanese Jujutsu? What could a style known for slowness and flowing movements have in common with a style known for fast and bone breaking movements?

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