Harbor City Dojo

2225 S Babcock St in Melbourne, FL

Jujitsu Classes

Traditional Jujitsu/Jujutsu Systems were developed from the original Classical or Classical Hybrid Systems of Feudal Japan. Unlike Classical or Classical Hybrids that focused exclusively on the art of combat (Bujutsu), Traditional Systems evolved and grew after the dissolution of the Samurai Class, about the time of the Meiji Restoration of 1868. To ensure their survival they expanded their focus beyond combat skills and techniques to embrace the larger goals of Budo. Unlike Bujutsu, Budo incorporates and stresses the broader goals and values of character development, self discipline, resourcefulness, empowerment,  loyalty, and the acquisition and development of higher level insights and understandings, in addition to combat skills. Two well known examples of this shift are Kano Jujutsu in 1882 (later to be officially named as Kodokan Judo), and Ueshiba's Aikido which developed from Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu.

Most Traditional Systems evolved or developed during and after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and we can fix their origins to between 1868 and 1930.  Such systems, even after they were imported to the West, were grounded in the original Classical or Classical Hybrids of Feudal Japan, maintained traditional Ways and Practices and their teachers in the West continued to use Japanese terminology and protocols in their dojo. Most such systems were either brought over by Japanese sensei or by Westerners who studied under Japanese instructors. (from USJJF.org)

beginners are welcome to come and try a class free