Gendai Jujitsu | MMA


The foundation of Jujitsu is an integrated martial art that has its history based on ancient Samurai Self Defence/offence. There are hundreds of styles of jujitsu and derivative systems such as Judo, Aikido, Sabakujutsu or modern Brazilian Jujitsu (BJJ). Our approach to Jujitsu training incorporates what we believe was the core fundamental approach of the ancient Samurai – that is the capability to be able to defend oneself at any range with any weapon at anytime. This is not dissimilar to the approaches of other systems such as Bruce Lee's Jeet Kun Do (JKD). As such our system is a unique approach to Modern Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

The fundamental differences between our MMA approach and that of many other schools are:

  • Our ongoing focus on respect, honour and only applying skills for defensive and protective reasons – please see details on Modern Warrior Alliance ethics page
  • Our street orientated approach which supersedes any focus on competition and sport

Our goals are very clear:

Self Defence First

  • We strive to ensure that all of our practitioners are first and foremost ability to defend themselves and their loved ones against violent attack. Our entire martial arts approach is designed to ensure that whatever additional skills are developed they do not diminish the core capability of self-defence. This includes applying the best practice approaches to scenario and adrenal stress training.

Rounded Martial Arts Skills

We strive to enable our students to achieve competency at the five basic combat ranges:

  • Projectile Range
  • Kicking Range
  • Hand Range
  • Close Quarter Range
  • Grappling range

The above ranges need to be applied Standing, Kneeling, Sitting and lying down)

The core outcomes of this training align very closely to what is referred to as Modern Day mixed Martial Arts (MMA). MMA generally focuses on three ranges (Stand up/Striking, Stand Up grappling/Clinch work and Groundwork). These are incorporated in our approach but applied in an integrated manner. This has led to our system often being referred to as Street MMA.

Weapons Integration

It is almost impossible to defend against a weapon unless you know how it is used. Our goal is to ensure that whatever item our practitioners may find in their hands they can apply as a weapon. This approach is often referred to as the one mind any weapon approach. Subject to the legalities of the jurisdictions where training is delivered training may include the following:

  • Solid Weapons (Long Stick, Single and double Baton)
  • Flexible Weapons (Chains, ropes and Nunchuku)
  • Bladed Weapons (Knives, Swords, etc.)
  • Combination and Improvised Weaponry
  • Projectile Weapons (Firearms, Pepper Sprays, Tasers, etc.)

We follow a competency based Belt grading system:

(There are between 2-5 intermediate levels per coloured belt designated by a black stripe on the belt)

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Blue – trainee instructor level
  • Brown – trainee instructor level
  • Black Belt one, two, three stripes (1st, 2nd , 3rd Dan's) – Instructor level
  • Black Belt four stripes (4th Dan) – Senior Instructor level
  • Black Belt five stripes (5th Dan) – Master Level
  • Black Belt six or seven stripes / red and white belt (6th and 7th Dan) – Senior Master Level
  • Black Belt eight or nine stripes / plain red belt (8th and 9th Dan) – Past Master Level

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