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What It Takes

A word from the Teacher.

Welcome to the JuJutsu International Instructors Program, where the essence of martial arts transcends mere physical training. Crafted by the seasoned practitioner Steve Joseph, with nearly five decades of martial arts experience, this program is an embodiment of his profound dedication to the discipline.

Our program stands as a beacon, illuminating the path to practical self-defense and martial arts mastery, extending the benefits of physical and mental well-being to all.Steve's vision is rooted in empowering individuals, enabling the seemingly weak to triumph over physically stronger opponents.

Beyond techniques and strategies, our ambition is to foster a community built on respect, discipline, and friendship, creating a martial arts family where learning extends beyond the mat.Join us on this transformative journey, where the art of JuJutsu becomes a vessel for personal growth, empowerment, and the forging of lifelong connections.

What it takes
Completing the JuJutsu International Instructors Program requires a dedicated commitment to mastering the intricate and dynamic art of ShinKenDo  Jujutsu.Aspiring instructors embark on a comprehensive journey that combines physical prowess with a deep understanding of the martial art's principles and philosophies. The program typically involves rigorous training sessions, covering a wide range of techniques,  joint locks, strieks and grappling maneuvers. Participants must demonstrate proficiency in both offensive and defensive strategies while honing their ability to adapt to various scenarios. In addition to the physical demands, the program emphasizes the acquisition of teaching skills, leadership qualities, and a profound knowledge of Jujutsu's historical and cultural context.Successful completion involves passing assessments, examinations, and practical teaching evaluations. Ultimately, becoming a certified Jujutsu instructor through this program signifies not only technical expertise but also a commitment to fostering the art's legacy and sharing its benefits with future generations.

Who Can Teach
Learning and teaching the martial art of JuJutsu is a dynamic and inclusive endeavor that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Unlike some sports where coaches are often former athletes or professional fighters, a JuJutsu coach doesn't necessarily need to be a top-tier athlete. What sets an effective JuJutsu coach apart is their deep understanding of the art and their ability to impart that knowledge to students.

Take, for instance, the realm of boxing where Mike Tyson, under the guidance of a skilled trainer, could excel in the ring. The trainer's expertise in teaching, strategy, and technique is invaluable, even if Tyson might outshine in the actual physical execution.
A good martial artist doesn't always translate into a proficient martial arts teacher or instructor.

What makes the ShinKenDo JuJutsu So Effective.
ShinKenDo JuJutsu distinguishes itself as an exceptionally effective martial art by deliberately eschewing sporting elements, setting it apart from many other forms. Unlike various martial arts that incorporate competitive aspects, ShinKenDo focuses solely on practical self-defense, emphasizing stand-up methods and minimizing the often-disadvantageous ground fighting scenarios.
JuJutsu emphasizes practicality and technique over raw strength or flexibility. The course challenges students, but the greatest rewards come after overcoming the toughest obstacles. With an emphasis on low kicks that require minimal flexibility, JuJutsu exemplifies how techniques are relative and can be taught to anyone willing to embark on the journey, making it an accessible martial art for all.

Not to be confused with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, ShinKenDo Japanese JuJutsu encompasses both stand-up and ground techniques, with a significant emphasis on practical stand-up methods. A key feature that makes ShinKenDo particularly formidable is its thorough training in the defense against weapons, with a specific focus on knife and stick/baton defense. Recognizing JuJutsu as the mother of all martial arts, ShinKenDo emphasizes discipline and respect as its primary priorities among practitioners. What sets it apart further is the simplicity and practicality of its techniques, making it highly accessible for individuals of all backgrounds.

Notably, the art boasts a substantial number of female practitioners who appreciate the ease of learning and the effectiveness of the techniques. Overall, ShinKenDo JuJutsu stands as a holistic and potent system, offering a comprehensive approach to self-defense while fostering a culture of discipline and respect.

Why Wear the Uniform?
Wearing the martial arts uniform is a practice deeply rooted in a combination of practicality, tradition, and respect for the art. Firstly, hygiene plays a crucial role as the uniform serves as a protective barrier, minimizing direct skin contact and preventing the spread of germs and infections during training.

Additionally, the uniform fosters a sense of uniformity and equality among practitioners, breaking down socio-economic barriers and emphasizing that everyone is equal on the training floor. The uniform becomes a visual representation of the martial arts community, promoting a shared identity and a sense of belonging.

Tradition is another vital aspect, as the uniform carries the legacy of martial arts through its design and symbolic elements, connecting practitioners to the historical roots of their discipline. Wearing the martial arts uniform is not merely a practical necessity but a tangible expression of discipline, respect, and unity within the martial arts community.

Step 1: Confirm Territory Availability:
Submit a free inquiry to confirm that your territory is available and to receive information on the monthly fees associated with establishing a JIIP.

Step 2: Submit the Application
If your territory is available, you’ll have the opportunity to submit the official application which will help us determine if you’re an ideal candidate for the JIIP

Step 4: Complete the Instructor Certification
Upon completion of Level 2 course videos and attainment of your blue belt, you will receive a coaching certificate from our headquarters in Japan.
Subsequently, you will receive instruction on initiating the teaching of ShinKenDo JuJutsu before progressing to Level 3, where you can earn your black belt.
Successful completion of Level 3 indicates the achievement of a black belt. Technical proficiency is not a prerequisite; instead, students should focus on gaining insights into ShinKenDo JuJutsu and developing the ability to instruct. The examination for the Black Belt can be conducted for international students via Zoom, or if preferred, students can choose to travel to Japan for the examination, with the grading process entirely at their discretion.

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