What is Jishukan Ryu?
Jishukan Ryu is a school of martial arts
founded in Japan by the late Soke Shuho Sugita.
Jishukan Ryu provides instruction in three complete self defence
Kempo karate (techniques
involving striking, kicking and blocking
Jujitsu (techniques involving
grappling, throwing, locking and breakfalling); and
Jojitsu (short staff techniques).
Only the first two arts are taught to
students under black belt rank. Students are trained
to develop sound technical basics of these arts and to recognise the
common priciples underlying them and then to apply those basics and
principles effectively to attack situations. Students
therefore learn both classical techniques underlying kempo karate and
jujitsu and the practical applications and combinations of those
The result is a complete or comprehensive
self defence system rather than a single martial art focusing only
on particular types of attacks.