Waregachi Ju Jitsu Kai - BS? (UK)
Right listen in yous lot; I saw an old poster by this group in a bar in a neighboring town, it was for a seminar, but unfortunatly it was out of date so I couldn't drop in/get off the cuff footage, this led me to google and it came up with the following anyone else heard of them?
Check out http://www.wjjk.co.uk/Home.htm
You will notice it meets the following criteria:
1) "Made-Up-Do" names (real translation anyone?)
2) Self Promotion (In news section)
3) Too Deadly to Compete
5) GRAB MY WRISTS
6) Pistol Disarms (Back and front!) see grading syllabus.
Need I say anymore, take a look for yourselves:
From the inventor of this bullshit:
By Shihan Mike Johnson
7th Dan Ju Jitsu, 5th Dan Judo*
`GO-No-SEN RYU` is the name I have given to the Ju Jitsu which is taught within Waregachi Ju Jitsu Kai, the martial arts organization founded by me over twenty years ago.
It has always been my belief that instructors in the martial arts are often restricted in their teaching by the traditional attitude that “only those techniques which were learned from my instructor are any good. Everything else is useless.” While it is necessary to believe in your system in order to teach it sincerely, surely it is incredibly arrogant to dismiss everything else out of hand! Yet in forty years in the Martial Arts I have found this attitude time and time again. Believe me, NO-ONE has the ultimate, never-fail-under-any-circumstances system, because it just doesn’t exist! All we can do is try to make our system as good as it can be. In this way, the martial arts for self defense will progress into the future, adapting to modern requirements while preserving the useful elements of the traditional forms.
After many years of study in the martial arts, I decided that Ju Jitsu was, for me, the discipline I wished to pursue. The style on which Go-no-Sen Ryu is based is Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, a traditional style from Japan, with additions from Juko-ryu ju jitsu, a non-traditional, western style. Many other disciplines have made their contributions, notably; Wing Chun, Aikido, Judo, Karate and even western boxing and free-style wrestling.
The criteria for every technique taught is……”would it work in a real street situation?” Techniques which look good in the dojo or as part of a demonstration but, in reality, wouldn’t work in the street have no place in Go-no-Sen Ryu. I have often said, “I’ll steal a good technique from anyone!” and that’s true however obscure its source. To do otherwise would be failing my students and myself.
Go-no-Sen Ryu is essentially defensive. Very rarely does it preempt an attack. The basic premise is to use the attacker’s position against him. For example, a punch requires that a fist be formed and the arm extended in order to strike, or a strangle requires fingers or arms extended to encircle the neck. It is these extended positions which are manipulated in Go-no-Sen Ryu. The title Go-no-sen can be translated from the Japanese as `reacting to the attack`, which accurately describes the above principle.
The hallmark of this style is that we always move initially towards the attacker, in order to `close him down`. To step away or to one side would afford the opponent the opportunity to land a second blow. Closing with him, especially on the outside of the attack, limits his ability to do this and places the defender in an advantageous position.
There is no limit to the devices used in defense in Go-no-Sen Ryu. Punching, kicking, throwing, locking joints, nerve strikes, gouging, biting and strikes to the most vulnerable areas of the body all have their place. There are NO RULES !
This has been a very brief exposition of Go-no-Sen Ryu Ju Jitsu. I hope it has indicated the martial arts philosophy to which I have devoted most of my adult life, and which has been my privilege to pass on to thousands of students over the years.
Thank god to back this up he has videos: ! YAY
Please add your comments.
(EDIT: Notice in video two the "LOL GRAB MY WRISTS" and Man Boobage)
This place is also related and linked to this lot :
also check out this upcoming event :- Anyone for a circle jerk?
*I have checked the BJA database, he is not showing as a Judo Dan grade at all - am looking into other organisations, suspect this is fictional
Also, can anyone take a snapshot of the website as it is now? Thanks.