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Jiuwaithai Alliance
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Jiu -Wai - Thai

Jiujitsu / Wrestling / Aiki / Muay Thai



Our Purpose


Jiuwaithai Submission and Jujitsu Academy ® is dedicated to teach personal safety and better health method by the way of the martial arts.  Helping you get the best out of you through martial arts.  Ideal for parents, teens, children looking for practical safety skills in a traditional, yet friendly, environment.


Why a Jiuwaithai Alliance ?

The purpose of the alliance is to increase the popularity of martial arts by the promotion of family friendly events. We hope to add new members so we will be able to grow and expand. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.

Our mission to our alliance members

Our mission is to further promote mutual prosperity to all our members and our community. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach.
We want to provided the best family friendly martial arts events for all our affiliates

Our martial arts philosophy >


Knowing others is wisdom, knowing the self is enlightment, mastering other requires force, mastering the self needs strength. He/She who knows has enough is rich, perseverance is a sign of will power.  He/She who stays where he/she is endures; to die but not perish is to be eternally present.


Our history >


Jiuwaithai was developed by Don David Méndez in the 70s and finally baptized in the 80s.  Don Méndez is a legendary figure in Puerto Rico with more than 30 years of fighting martial arts experience, an expert in fire weapons, hand to hand combat, and self-defense and security methods. 


He has been the bodyguard of presidents, ambassadors, governors and other VIP (such as the 1st elected governor of Puerto Rico, Don Luis Muñoz Marín).  He was a student of the late legendary teacher Takahama Sensei.  One of the first Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling champions and Muay Thai fighter of Puerto Rico.  Member of the military and police intelligence departments.  


In the 60s and 70s Jiuwaithai was known as Pakuathai because of its closed relationship to Muay Thai.  At that time it was recognized as a Muay Thai system that combined Pakua concepts.  Around 1965, Pakuathai began to incorporate more techniques of Takahama Sensei, Wrestling and Jujitsu.  From 1975-80 Filipino techniques and firearms were introduced to the system.  In 1993, Jiuwaithai became known as Jiuwaithai Submission Academy ®. 


In 1999 the first Jiuwaithai Submission Academy ® was opened to the general public under the tutelage of Prof. Wilfredo Vázquez Gómez, a student of Don Méndez with more than 15 years of martial art experience, a blackbelt in Jiuwaithai Jujitsu, Hokko Ryu Jujitsu, Karate and Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai and arnis instructor.  


In 2002, Don Méndez certified Prof. Wilfredo Vázquez as the head instructor of Jiuwaithai and as the person in charge of the development of the system.


In 2003 Jiuwaithai Jujitsu was recognized by international jujitsu community as a legitimate jujitsu system. 


In 2004 Jiuwaithai Jujitsu Hombu Dojo was founded in Fajardo-Puerto Rico and the Jiuwaithai Alliance was established.


 Actually, we are active members in good standing with several national and international jujitsu, judo, muay thai and karate organizations.

Jiuwaithai Alliance * Aptdo 1347 * Luquillo  * PR* 00773