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Nothing is of greater importance than education; the teachings of one virtuous man can reach many, and that which been learned by one generation can be passed to a hundred






The term jujutsu means, literally, technique or art (jutsu) of suppleness, flexibility, pliancy, gentleness.  For other authors, Jujutsu is a generic term that is commonly applied to all Japanese systems of hand and hand combat in which the operator is minimally armed. Notwithstanding that, the most important concept of Jujitsu is that of ju or flexibility, all these terms, however, represent a single principle, a general way of applying a technique, of using the human body as a weapon in unarmed combat. According to certain authorities the art itself appeared during the seventeenth century.  The principles of ju consisted in adapting flexibility and intelligently to the strategic maneuvers of an opponent, in order to use his maneuvers and the force behind them to subjugate him or, at very least, neutralize his attack. History tells us that it was peace periods in Japan that married jujutsu to art and brought a lot of technical refinements.  Not only that, but develop a social philosophy behind the technical aspects of this martial arts.  That social philosophy within the classical martial arts are found in continuous reference to the elements of simplicity, natural efficiency, harmony, intuition, economy of movement, and softness.  Those principles characterize all traditional Japanese art forms.


Hundreds of years ago jujitsu was used by the samurai warriors of ancient Japan on the battlefield for survival. Today, jujitsu remains one of the most effective, practical and devastating martial arts in the world.   Joints and ligaments on the body are bent, torque, twisted, flexed and manipulated forcing an attacker into immediate submission or control. Jujitsu strikes are delivered with precision to nerve regions and pressure points throughout the body. The affects are dramatic, precise and effective. Whether forced onto the ground or attacked by multiple assailants, one thing is for certain ... jujitsu works!

Individuals trained in jujitsu learn to defend themselves at close range, medium range, long range, and out of range. Jujitsu offers defenses against knives, hand guns, shotguns and clubs.  Jujitsu is based on principles of physics. Because of this fact, a weaker or smaller person is comfortably able to overcome a bigger or stronger attacker. Beginning jujitsu students are trained in escaping from various holds. Some of those holds include bear hugs, wrist and shoulder grabs, chokes and lapel grabs, hair grabs and attempted tackles. In addition, ground grappling, take downs, control techniques, joint manipulation, blocking, striking and kicking techniques are taught.




The Jiuwaithai Jujitsu School teaches each of our students, self-discipline and confidence. There are many unique benefits an adult may achieve through jujitsu training. You may be a professional looking for that added mental edge in business, or someone just wanting to feel stronger and more energetic. Jujitsu training is an excellent way to reduce stress in your busy life and help you enjoy your life to its fullest.

The training you will receive at the
Jiuwaithai Jujitsu School will help give you the confidence you need to take control of difficult situations. Not only will you learn the physical principles of self defense, but also the mental awareness you need to recognize and avoid problem situations. The health benefits of studying Jujitsu are enormous. The include helping lower your blood pressure, increased muscular strength, better flexibility and a reduction of body fat compared to those who do not exercise.

All of our training is specifically geared toward self defense, rather than sport. Our training involves constant instruction, rather than a general workout. Because jujitsu training is different than other martial arts, most people find our workouts challenging, fulfilling and useful in their daily lives.



We work hard to make your son or daughters experience with the martial arts a safe, exciting, productive, fulfilling and educational experience that will stay with them a lifetime.

Young people must have achievable personal goals and a caring support system to make their dreams a reality. We will help by teaching each child self-discipline, developing their character as an individual and bolstering a healthy self image. This is accomplished through experienced instructors and individual attention to your childs needs. Equipped with these positive attributes, your child will develop inner strength needed to avoid the many temptations children face today.

We place just as much emphasis on the mental and moral aspect of this ancient art as we do on the physical attributes. This includes teaching your child to stay focused and develop their concentration skills.  Participants gain patience and self-control while at the same time exploring the physical principles of balance, timing and perfecting their martial arts skills.

Each child can earn colored belt rankings as their skill level develops. Students are ranked on their mental, moral and physical development in the art of jujitsu.  We promote them when they have earned their new rank through dedication and hard work.






         Jujitsu was created by the samurai warrior class in the 1800s. It is the forerunner of the other arts including aikido and karate. A complete martial art, jujitsu includes its much-famed throws, locks, chokes, kicks and punches. There are around 200 different styles of jujitsu, all of which teach practical street defence in the forms of hold, lock, throw or choke.  Have you ever slipped and hurt yourself before? With jujitsu, you can learn how to roll and fall without injuring yourself. At the self-defence level, jujitsu training also increases one's mental awareness, reducing the likelihood of your being attacked or mugged.  As breathing exercises are taught in this art, it is also useful for calming the mind and relaxing the body. It also provides good cardiovascular trainingall the throwing and rolling will surely leave you huffing and puffing. Jujitsu also helps tone the muscle and build strength and power.   Health Today, Fight For Fitness, The martial arts are not just for self-defense. They're also good for mind and body health. By Benjamin Loh


  • From a physical point of view, the benefits are about a harmonic growth (especially during adolescence), an increase of tonus and improvement of functions like coordination, articular mobility, resistance, quickness, and reflexes. The body makes complete and recreative exercises, without forgetting metabolic and neuroendocrine stimulations. By practicing it, we acquire sociability and self esteem with psychological benefits such as creativity, self control, respect for the opposing, better knowledge of one's EGO: in the final analysis, an equilibrium of physical, emotional and mental levels.  In the end, practicing sport allows us to use our attention (especially young's) avoiding dangerous absences of mind. The athlete is "forced" to imitate more prepared people, to a continuous improvement acquiring in this way a kind of positive mentality, which certainly will be useful in every day's life too.   CSR Jujitsu Italia


Jujitsu is a personal thing.  There are techniques that work well for me, but dont work well for you.  There are a great variety of body types out there, and not every position will work for all of them.  You cant make an elephant fight like a mouse and you cant make a mouse fight like an elephant.  Each person has his own reaction and that is specific to the person.  Some are faster, some are slower, some have longer legs, and some are stronger, so each must adapt his game to his biotype, physical condition, and way of thinking and reacting to things

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jean Jacques Machado

Notes taken from >


          Secrets of the Samurai by Oscar Ratti / Adele Westbrook)

          The Book of the Samurai, Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo

          A Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

          Warrior of Zen by Suzuki Shosan

          Aikido Diary by Gaku Homma

          Judo by Tadao Otaki / Don Draeger

Jiuwaithai Jujitsu
Aptdo 1347
Luquillo, PR 00773
(787) 603-5333
(787) 379-1423