Jiu Jitsu first began during the Sengoku period of the Muromachi period combining various Japanese martial arts which were used on the battlefield for close combat in situations where weapons were ineffective. In contrast to the neighbouring nations of China and Okinawa whose martial arts were centered around striking techniques, Japanese hand-to-hand combat forms focused heavily upon throwing, immobilizing, joint locks and choking as striking techniques were ineffective towards someone wearing armor on the battlefield. The original forms of Jiu Jitsu such as Takenouchi-ryū also extensively taught parrying and counterattacking long weapons such as swords or spears via a dagger or other small weapon.
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The “Blackfish“, is what the Inuit call the Orca or Killer Whale: it is also the team name for the The Academy’s Jiu Jitsu program. The Blackfish, like our Jiu Jitsu students, is incredibly smart, familial, and can reunite with members of its pod from an entire ocean away. Our Jiu Jitsu students become the Apex Predators every time they step on the mat. Regardless of body type, size, or fighting style, those who train at The Academy rigorously work to become the apex preditor in mindset.
If you’re looking to train with amazing competitors and great people then I highly suggest checking out [The Academy]. These folks are world class and coach John Hanson is a world champion Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitor. If you’re looking to start training Jiu Jitsu or if you’re already an established competitor, give Axios Academy (part of Taijutsu Academy) a try.
I trained in Jiu Jitsu at the [The Academy] and had an awsesome experience. As a professional athlete, I’ve always enjoyed a team atmostphere. I definitely found that here. The coaches are so knowledgeable, helpful, and patient. I was a beginner to martial arts, and they took time to work with me to improve my skills. Overall, I had a great experience– and an awesome workout. I would totally recommend!
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