Jikishin Ju Jitsu - Syllabus
The Jikishin Ju Jitsu Association Syllabus is designed to give each student the tools with which to defend themselves against a variety of attacks. The basis if the system is to build on a strong foundation of simple, effective and proven techniques, moving on as the student progresses, to a series of automatic responses to any attack. This is particularly demonstrated when performing Random Attacks - this is where the student is tested by having to defend up to 40 different attacks, including gun, knife and stick attacks.
In the first part of the syllabus to be studied, the White Belt, the student will learn a number of defences; against a straight punch to the head, a hook punch to the head, a downward blow to the midriff, an uppercut and strangles from the front and from behind.
These initial building blocks will set the student on his or her way.
As the student improves, learns the many attack scenarios and the appropriate defences, and attains higher grades, the student will learn more sophisticated defensive techniques at each level. The number and combination of techniques ensures that each and every student will find the specific techniques that work best for their body shape, height, weight and skill level, while taking into account the same factors of the opponent.
Most syllabus work in the Dojo (Training Place) is on a one-on-one basis, and students are encouraged to work with partners of differing physical characteristics, to ensure that the learned responses can be modified to suit the interaction between the attacker, who may be large or small, skilled or unskilled, or indeed, male or female.