Hello, I saw on your website that you are located in Garnett, KS, I am in Osawatomie. I had a few questions for Mr. Moody and wanted to make sure that I got through to somone. What is Mr. Moody's lineage? With whom did he train and earn rank? How many years did Mr. Moody train before he received his 1st degree black belt? What styles does Mr. Moody teach? Is it just jujitsu? Is it Aiki-jujitsu? Which Ryu-ha did he receive his rank from?
Thank you for your assistance,
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, I am fighting a very busy schedule. I started jujitsu under Sensei Moody a few years ago, and I absolutely love it. It has become a way of life for me. It is Aiki Jujitsu, providing students to learn not only jujitsu, but knowledge in many different art forms. Sensei Moody has studied a wide variety of different arts, and brings first-hand knowledge of each to the table. If you are truly interested in studying an art, I would strongly recommend this one. You won't be limited by katas here, you will be encouraged to develop your own style: accenting your strengths, improving your weaknesses, and completely free in form.
I would invite you to join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. It may help you get a feel for what Sensei is all about, that is how I got started. In fact, I am so happy and content with the program that I have never inquired as to lineage or things of that nature. I've realized that aspect of martial arts has become an over-emphasized and non-relevant factor in my study of the arts. Many dojos will promote lineage as a means of drawing business, and you may find that they aren't as open to the development of free form fighting within each individual.
Once again, I invite you to join us either as a participant or observer. Studying the martial arts is a very rewarding life activity, and selection of a place to study is a key part of the process for the individual .
I hope this helps answer some questions, and if I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me. Good luck in your quest to study, you will be glad you did.
Hope to see you Wednesday!
Brown Belt/Assistant Instructor