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Kazoku Ju Jitsu Blog

Kazoku Ju Jitsu Blog

Kazoku success in Southend ju-jitsu championships

Maidenhead’s Bea Parry, Otto Parry and Magnus Read flew the flag for Maidenhead’s Kazoku Ju Jitsu at the Southend International Championships in Southend-on-Sea, Saturday 7th May.  The Championships, back for the first time in three years after the pandemic, are one...

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We went Radio Ga Ga at River Radio!

On the morning of 5th April, our instructor Dan Verghese appeared on River Radio to talk about martial arts and the benefits of our ju-jitsu based training methods. River Radio covers the whole Thames Valley and surrounding areas, an area of over 7 million people. Dan...

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Juniors Nunchaku Workshop, March 2022

On Monday 21st March, some of our older junior ju-jitsu students attended a special Nunchaku Workshop with Sensei Dan, at Furze Platt War Memorial Hall in Maidenhead. This is the first time we’ve run one of these special courses and the first time most of our new...

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Top 12 self-defence tips everyone should know

Self-defence, or, more appropriately, self protection, is a large and contentious subject. Some experts contend that special self defence classes or courses should not be taught, as it’s unlikely that an average person would learn physical techniques well enough over...

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20 signs that martial arts are taking over your life

When you first get into martial arts, or even if you’re a seasoned practitioner with a few years’ experience, sometimes it’s easy to get carried away. Whether you’re young and enthusiastic, or just young at heart, here are 20 signs that you might be getting a little...

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New Maidenhead beginner’s class and starter course

On 5th January 2022 our two brand-new adults ju-jitsu classes are starting up in Maidenhead! These replace our previous mixed-ability classes in Marlow. Running every Wednesday evening at Furze Platt War Memorial Hall (the same venue as our children's classes), we...

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What is Kuzushi, and how does it work?

Japanese grappling arts such as judo and ju-jitsu often refer to kuzushi, the act of breaking or destabilising a person’s balance, as being vital to the execution of effective throws and takedowns. While it is possible to throw a compliant, static partner who is...

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Always wear your white belt

As martial artists, many of us are goal-oriented people who are highly motivated to strive towards the next belt. This is one of the strongest and most unique selling points for martial arts compared to other sports and physical activities. The structured nature of...

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