Welcome to Go Rin Pou Ju Jitsu

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Member & Prospective Member Notices

 We're Still Here

Go Rin Pou has recently closed its branches at Bribie and Caboolture.  The good news is that training is on as normal at the Redcliffe branch at the same times as usual.  Existing members from other branches are of course always welcome at the Redcliffe and this is the place to continue your jujitsu training!

Prospective members, your first night is free and it's worth a try even if you live outside of the area, it's worth the drive.

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Read below to find out more about our club.

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Jujitsu, Jui-jitsu, Jujutsu, Ju Jitsu, Juijitsu, Ju Jutsu, or any other way you can spell it. It was created on the battlefield as the most effective close quarter combat system ever developed. It was developed over a 1000 years by the samurai who survived the battles, not in a sport stadium or a gym. One system that dealt in the most efficient way with hand to hand, armed or unarmed and single serial or multiple attackers.

Ju-Jitsu loosely translated means "science of softness" or "gentle art" and is applied to many schools of unarmed and hand-to-hand combat. The soft grappling style was intended to help unarmed soldiers to fight against armed enemies in any way possible, using the least amount of force necessary. Ju-Jitsu was the primary unarmed combat method of the Samurai. Aikido, Judo, Karate and Sumo are modern day descendents of Ju-Jitsu. Modern Day Ju Jitsu is a very effective method of self defence rather than a fighting sport.

Ju-Jitsu emphasizes turning an attacker's own force against him or herself, putting them off balance. Ju-Jitsu also emphasizes certain grappling moves and strikes to vital areas. A Ju-Jitsu student is expected to learn how to gauge the force of an opponent's attack and use it against him, evade attacks, use leverage against an opponent and how to attack nerves and pressure points.  It is therefore ideal for anti bullying, streetwise self defence. Also, because it does not rely on strength it is ideal for women & children to defend against larger stronger attackers. Students always achieve increased confidence, fitness & self discipline through Ju-Jitsu. 

The main goal in Ju-Jitsu practice is to cultivate a person's mind and body.We teach safety, discipline and respect for self, others and community as core to our art.

We also teach Anti-Bullying, Stranger Danger and have a classes for students 8 & under, 11 & under, 15 & under, seniors up to any age, beginners to advanced.  Learn more about Ju Jitsu ....

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As a classical fighting art in Japan, Ju Jitsu can be defined as: 'a method of close combat, either unarmed or employing minor weapons, that can be used in defensive or offensive ways, to subdue one or more unarmed or armed opponents'. A simple translation of the two Japanese characters is J?: gentleness, suppleness, flexibility, yielding; and Jutsu: (often spelt and pronounced jitsu) art, technique, or skill.

In more modern times since the late 1800s and early 1900s and with the introduction of Ju Jitsu to the Western World the focus shifted towards emphasizing jujutsu as a gentle art, a system of self defence, and a system of physical education. Notable forms of endeavour that developed from Ju Jitsu during these times include both Judo and Aikido.

Ju jitsu around the world is practised by all ages from children to seniors both men and women. Ju Jitsu truly can be a lifelong activity.

Today there are commonly three forms of Ju Jitsu from which you may choose to participate.

Sport - Although Australia does not have a strong sporting platform for Ju Jitsu, there is a an opportunity for advanced students both individual and team competition at, national and world levels.  Go Rin Pou  focuses on the art and the self defence aspects but many of our students compete in Judo, Karate and BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) or Submission Grappling. ( We usually win ! )

Self defence and awareness - ideal for those seeking to develop their level of confidence and a basic knowledge and ability to protect themselves in today's society.

The total martial art - for the more serious participant, seeking grading and promotion. Your learning may include: skills in avoidance and evasive movement, throwing, striking, grappling, immobilization techniques, the application of submission holds, and the practice of both Ju Jutsu and weapon kata (sets of movements).

Students of all ages are coached in etiquette, discipline, posture and the coordination of mind and body. J?jutsu may also provide an appreciation of anatomy, physiology, human movement and health.

Ju Jitsu classes are for PCYC members aged 5 years and up at Redcliffe PCYC on Mondays at 6.00pm and Caboolture PCYC at 6:00pm.  PCYCs are closed on public holidays so call first to make sure the class is on.

Go-Rin-Pou Ryu was founded by Thomas Bellamy, 7th dan Ju Jitsu, 4th dan Karate, 6th dan Judo. Also an expert in Kali, Escrima, Arnis, Akido, Iaido, Pentjak Silat and Jeet Kune Do under Dan Insonato ( Bruce Lee’s Right Hand Man ).    The Go-Rin-Pou system draws heavily from the teachings of Soke Jan de Jong’s Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu, and other  qualifications and styles, It brings together Musashi's 5 elements and preserves the lost art of Kazushi, a key element in transferring practiced technique into practically applicable, “real life” self defence that actually works.  Soke Jan de Jong’s  lineage in Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu & Takeuchi Ryu can be traced directly to the origins of ju-jitsu in ancient Japan.

The style emphasises choosing the best combination of the five elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Wind & Void, to present the best chance of responding appropriately to an attack

The techniques ( waza ) in this curriculum are to be found in a number of Ju-Jitsu Ryu ( styles ) including Takeuchi Ryu,  Yoshin Ryu, Sosuihi Ryu, Aki Ryu, Fusen Ryu, Kita Ryu, Tenjin Shinjo Ryu & Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu. These waza combine the Ju-Jitsu elements of agility, evasion, rhythm, perception, reaction, timing and strategy and strive to achieve maximum results with minimum expenditure or energy.