Rijjiuddo (Ridgewood) Dojo

Aiki Jujutsu - Atemi Jutsu - Jo Jutsu - Ken Jutsu

Kaze Arashi Ryu Classes


Empty Hand Arts 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Weapons Arts 7:00 – 9:00 PM


Empty Hand Arts 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Weapons Arts 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Though taught separately,empty hand and weapons are but two parts of a whole. Regular students study the complete tradition, since the arts complement each other in a substantive and meaningful way. For example, there may be an aspect of aiki jujutsu training that cannot be appreciated without the context of kenjutsu concepts.

Empty Hand Arts

The empty hand arts are together referred to as “aiki in-yo ho“. They include:
AIKI JUJUTSU: The yielding art of harmonizing with inner strength. In practice, this includes throws (nage), leg sweeps (otoshi), and joint manipulations (seigyo). Throws and sweeps are used to cast an opponent to the ground, whereas joint manipulations are used to injure and incapacitate an opponent.
ATEMI JUTSU: The art of striking an opponent with the hands, arms, and feet. The strikes used in this art are similar to strikes used in other martial arts styles. However, atemi jutsu is both a hard and soft art, meaning it uses hard strikes at some times, and soft strikes at others. Atemi jutsu is used in combination with aiki ju jutsu to make each art more powerful.
Classes are held: Monday, and Friday 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Weapons Arts

Weapon arts fall into two groups: ken jutsu, including all bladed weapons, and jo jutsu, which includes all blunt weapons. These arts use the same principles taught in the empty-hand arts. For safety, students will be qualified to attend weapons classes only after they are thoroughly familiar with the movements learned in the empty-hand classes.
KEN JUTSU: The art of bladed weapons. This includes weapons like the samurai sword (katana), the short sword (wakisashi), and the dagger (tanto), as well as more exotic weapons such as the naginata and nagamaki. The techniques of this art include blocking, cutting attacks, and disarming opponents. In general, techniques are practiced using wooden replicas of weapons. Advanced students use live blades.
JO JUTSU: The art of staff weapons. We organize staff weapons into three lengths: The daijo, which is 6 to 7 feet long; chujo, which is 4 to 5 feet long; and shojo, which is 2 to 3 feet long. The techniques of this art include blocking, striking attacks, throws, joint locks, and disarming opponents. Weapons such as the naginata, nagamaki, and yari are also part of the jo jutsu syllabus.

Classes are held: Monday, and Friday 7:00 – 9:00 PM

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