Shobudo Bujitsu Jujitsu Saint Louis Dojo

The systematic study of the process of controlling a person through pain.

Known by many Kanji spellings - Ju Jutsu - Ju Jitsu - Jiu Jutsu - etc, this form emphasizes more than most the application of pain to" short circuit" the attacker's momentum. Shobudo Bujitsu Jujitsu is a style of jujitsu (or jujutsu), a class of Japanese martial arts. The study of jujitsu is primarily the study of unarmed combat and combat with secondary weapons. The study of any jujitsu style should encompass the principle of Ju, or the concepts of suppleness, yielding, and flexibility. In this, we do not mean that one is training to give way, only that one is training not to resist force with force, but instead utilize the opponent’s strength and momentum to control their movements and, by extension, them. Training in Shobudo Jujitsu is comprehensive and covers a wide range of techniques, including striking, throws, joint-locks, chokes, weapons training, meditation, and more. However, it is primarily an unarmed art, focusing on joint locking techniques and other techniques meant to control an opponent by attacking their weak points and affecting their structural alignment. Within the art of Sho Bu Do lie many sub-disciplines, as in most martial arts. Of primary initial interest to students are the physical techniques of an art, although the mental and spiritual disciplines are equally or even more important. We study the application of pain by many different methods. Open hand techniques taught include joint locks, throws, strikes of all sorts, pressure point and nerve techniques, chokes, and weapon defenses. Weapons training includes both one and two person kata and single techniques with tanto (knife), jo (~4' staff), rokushaku bo (6' staff), yawara bo (short stick), and yubi bo (lit. finger stick). Most techniques are done from a standing position, although we do train in seated and ground techniques as well. Movement is an essential part of any martial art, and is especially emphasized in our studies, as it forms the basis of off-balancing and control of any opponent's movements. Mental training in tactics, awareness, conflict resolution and focus is done throughout, with more emphasis is placed on these at higher levels of training. The majority of our techniques are oriented around a set of eight principles. ■1st principle - Also called nikyo by aikidoka. This is a bent wrist wrist lock (kansetsu waza). ■2nd principle - Kote gaeshi in all of its myriad forms. Another kansetsu-waza. ■3rd principle - Also called sankyo by aikidoka. Kansetsu waza with or without bent-wrist. ■4th principle - Also called yonkyo by aikidoka. Nerve holds, especially those affecting the radial nerve in the arm and the corresponding nerve in the ankle. ■5th principle - Armbars of all sorts and forms, including shoulder locks. ■6th principle - Chokes, both blood and air and various head and neck controls. ■7th principle - Throws of any type. ■8th principle - Pressure points throughout the body. Strikes and entries (atemi) are worked into these principles as necessary and training in atemi is done both separately and as an integral part of applying the principles and other techniques to an opponent.

[12/13/15]   A little late on this post...congratulations our dojo's Senpai, Nicole, on the promotion to sankyu.

[10/31/15]   By request class tonight will be canceled. Happy Halloween

I'm never alone or unarmed. My partner is the ground, my weapon is gravity - and both are with me always.

[09/26/15]   Class for tonight 9/26/15 will be canceled.

[08/27/15]   Class this Saturday will be canceled, and next Saturday we start at our new time of 8pm-10pm

[06/06/15]   Class will be canceled for Saturday 6/6/15.

[06/05/15]   As of tomorrow 6/6/15 we will be moving back to the:

International Shaolin Wushu Center
10443 Breckenridge Rd
St. Ann, MO 63074

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[04/28/15]   Class this week (May 2nd) will be from 12pm-2pm.

The floor is now finished I would like to thank Rob and Dani Carman for the donation of the mats. And UnEarth Strength for the space. Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday at the new location.

[03/23/15]   We are excited to say that we will be moving to a new location. Classes will now be held at:

UnEarth Strength
8820 Gravois Rd.
Affton, Mo 63123

[01/03/15]   Class will be canceled tonight.

[10/18/14]   Tonight's class will be canceled.

Shobudo Bujitsu Jujitsu Saint Louis Dojo

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[07/13/14]   We are moving to:

International Shaolin Wushu Center
10443 Breckenridge Road
St. Ann, MO 63074

Classes will start 7/19/14

[06/20/14]   Class for tomorrow (6/21/14) will be canceled.

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[04/14/14]   Try class for 1 month free!!! Classes taught by Shodan Keith Smith Saturdays 8am-10am. Adult classes only. No contracts. $50 per month. First responders $40 per month.

[10/29/13]   After a strenuous test of about 6 hours Chris Chapman was promoted to Ni Dan and Keith Smith achieved Sho Dan.... Congrats!

[09/04/13]   Keith Smith will Test for Sho Dan in October!
Chris Chapman testing for Ni Dan in October!

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Kotegaeshi Cartwheel Ukemi

Comprehensive idea provoking for any Jitsuka.

One of our students, Maurice Uchegbu, inventing his own particular ukemi for kotegaeshi (Matt Stephen, nage). This clip was taken during regular instruction ...

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Kotegaeshi Cartwheel Ukemi

One of our students, Maurice Uchegbu, inventing his own particular ukemi for kotegaeshi (Matt Stephen, nage). This clip was taken during regular instruction ...

[08/19/12]   The club is preparing for a seminar in October where the founders son and Sensei will be here from Okinowa. Seminar held in Kalamazoo!

[08/19/12]   The Club is preparing one student for Sho Dan at this time.

[07/18/12]   The St Louis Ju Jitsu Club has Moved to a larger school!

Seminar 2011

Seminar 2011

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Affton, MO
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