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The Heiwashin Dojo is a non-profit martial arts club in the Metro Baton Rouge area. Our mission is to propagate traditionally-based Martial Arts in a positive atmosphere. 

Our training is in traditionally-based Jujutsu for adults, and Judo for children. Our emphasis in teaching not only the self-defense aspects, but also the art of Jujutsu and Judo.


What is Jujutsu?

Jujutsu, which means “art of flexibility’ is the father of all modern Japanese Martial Arts. The ancient unarmed fighting method of the Japanese Warrior, Jujutsu unifies the principles of Karate, Aikido and Judo into an explosive method of self-defense that makes use of all the bodies natural weapons. 

Jujutsu is not merely a combination of Karate, Judo and Aikido, but is actually the art from which Judo and Aikido were born. Many of the techniques and principles found in these arts, are also found in Jujutsu. Also, many of the striking techniques that are found in Karate, are also found in Jujutsu.

Types of techniques typical of Jujutsu include:

  • Nage Waza - throwing techniques

  • Kansetsu Waza - joint locking techniques

  • Atemi Waza - striking of the vital points

  • Shime Waza - strangulation techniques

  • Katame Waza - ground fighting techniques

  • Osae Waza - holding techniques

  • Ukemi Waza - falling techniques

  • Ate Waza - striking techniques

  • Geri Waza - kicking techniques

  • Uke Waza - blocking techniques

  • Goshinjutsu Waza - self-defense techniques

The “flexibility” comes from the philosophy of never opposing force directly, but rather using an opponents force against him. This permits those of smaller stature to defeat opponents that are larger and stronger and to use only that force which is appropriate to overcome the attack.

Because of the nature of Jujutsu, it is the perfect self-defense art for persons of all sizes and for the many reasons why a person would feel the need for martial arts training. Whether you are a Police Officer, student or just "regular folk", you will find that Jujutsu will give you the training that you need for all aspects of life.

We invite you to look around our website and learn more about us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via our Contact Information page.


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