World Jujitsu Federation - Not real Jujitsu
This is the site of the World Jujitsu Federation.
From the little research I have done with some of it's members and some Koryu people I know this is little more than a money making scheme for it's founder Robert Clarke. If you believe the crap his students are told Clarke studied for six months every year, for 20 years, in Japan with a Koryu school (Hontai Yoshin Ryu I believe). He then based his syllabus on what he learnt there.
My Koryu contacts claim that Clarke got banned from that school for falsifying grades. If you look at any of their sylabus work you will see little in it like traditional Juijitsu. It is really a collection of poorly thought out techniques made up by Clarke himself.
Now down to the money making side of things. The school runs franchising. The schools are given specific areas to prevent then treading on each others toes. They heavily recruit kids who have to wear the WJF Gi as sold by Clarke. They then have to buy a new badge prior to every grading at a cost of £5. You are only entitled to grade if you have the right badges and attendance at the class. Ability does not come into it.
When their students approach black belt they then start to use weapons (again you can guess who sells these.) Lets just say that their sword and other weapons based work is terrible. I have even seen them try to draw swords with a reverse grip and with the cutting edge of the weapon towards the body. This simply does not work and is dangerous. Most of the students might as well be swinging baseball bats instead of swords.
Has anyone else had dealings with this group?