Our Style: Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu

Can-ryu Jiu-Jitsu is an art of self-defense. The word "Jiu-jitsu" means "the gentle art" and "the art of gaining victory by yielding or pliancy".

Jiu-jitsu was originally developed by Samurai warriors in medieval Japan to defend themselves when unarmed. Japanese Jiu-jitsu teaches rolling, falling, hold escapes, throwing, grappling, strikes, locks and defensive techniques against punching, kicking and weapons attacks. It also instills co-ordination, balance, leverage, speed and personal confidence.

Can-ryu Jiu-jitsu is not a sport where practitioners learn to score points in competition as in some of the other styles of martial arts. There are no rules in Can-ryu Jiu-jitsu, only results.

With emphasis on total awareness and self-protection, Can-ryu Jiu-jitsu ingrains the idea that the element of surprise that can mean the difference between success and failure to defend against an attack. This martial art wipes out differences in size, weight, height and reach, evening the odds and making it accessible to both genders, no matter their size.

The greatest benefit in learning Can-ryu Jiu-Jitsu is gaining the ability to spot and defuse potential encounters in the early stages - without fighting.

We teach Can-ryu Jiu-Jitsu with the attitude that you should never have to raise your hands in violence. However, if it should ever be necessary to physically defend yourself, you'll know what to do and use only as much force as necessary to nullify the situation.

Students who are learning Jiu-Jitsu are exposed to a high level of discipline that includes observing dojo rules and etiquette.

The benefits of Jiu-jitsu begin the day you start training. Contact us to set up your two free trial lessons.

©2012 Hiscoe School of Jiu-Jitsu (An Ottawa/Nepean Martial Arts School)