Australian Society of Ju-Jitsuans (ASJJ) teaches to a syllabus that demonstrates an exceptional rich depth of history, theory, and tradition … a ‘total martial art’ … existing long before the modern concepts of MMA or BJJ.
The ASJJ syllabus is built upon techniques traditional and modern, proven to be realistic and effective. These techniques are able to be effectively applied by students of all types of builds, regardless of sex and age.
While remaining true to our foundation masters, the ASJJ syllabus has kept up-to-date with the expectations of western culture and situations, ensuring students are taught a comprehensive and modern martial art system.
We recognise that students work hard to progress through the grading system of their chosen martial art and it is paramount that their achievement and recognition hold credibility anywhere around the world.
 

Grade Designation of Student Members (Junior and Intermediate)

  • Not graded – belt – White
  • Belt – Yellow
  • Belt – Orange
  • Belt – Green
  • Belt – Blue
  • Belt – Purple
  • Belt – Brown
  • ASJJ sensei also have the flexibility with Student Members to divide the requirements for yellow, orange, green, blue, purple and brown belts into two or three parts and recognise progress within the grade by awarding bars (maximum 2 bars) 1.5 to 2 cm wide, of the colour of the next belt. E.g. Yellow with 1 orange bar or 2 orange bars; Orange with 1 green bar or 2 green bars; Green with 1 blue bar or 2 blue bars etc.

     

    Grade Designation of Senior Student Members –

    Mudansha (ones without dan)

    Within ASJJ we adopt the following belt colour systems to denote the level of grade.

    • Not graded – belt – White
    • 8th Kyu – belt – Yellow
    • 7th Kyu – belt – Orange
    • 6th Kyu – belt – Green
    • 5th Kyu – belt – Blue
    • 4th Kyu – belt – Blue with black stripe throughout the centre of the belt
    • 3rd Kyu – belt – Purple
    • 2nd Kyu – belt – Purple with black stripe throughout the centre of the belt
    • 1st Kyu – belt – Brown
    • ASJJ sensei also have the flexibility with Senior Student Members to divide the requirements for 8th, 7th and 6th Kyu into two or three parts and recognise progress within the grade by awarding bars (maximum 2 bars) 1.5 to 2 cm wide, of the colour of the next belt. E.g. Yellow with 1 orange bar or 2 orange bars; Orange with 1 green bar or 2 green bars; Green with 1 blue bar or 2 blue bars etc.

       

      Grade Designation of Graduate Members – 

      Yūdansha (one with dan)

      • 1st Dan – Shodan – belt – Black – 1 red bar
      • 2nd Dan – Nidan – belt – Black – 2 red bar
      • 3rd Dan – Sandan – belt – Black – 31 red bar
      • 4th Dan – Yodan – belt – Black – 4 red bar
      • 5th Dan – Godan – belt – Black – 5 red bar
      • 6th Dan – Rokudan – belt – Red and White – 1 red bar
      • 7th Dan – Shichidan – belt – Red and White – 2 red bar
      • 8th Dan – Hachidan – belt – Red and White – 3 red bar
      • 9th Dan – Kudan – belt – Red – 1 red bar
      • 10th Dan – Judan – belt – Red – 1 red bar
      • The bars are approximately 1 cm wide for 1st to 5th Dan worn on one end of the black belt, and 2.5 cm wide for 6th to 10th Dan worn low on the left side of the Gi jacket at a level below the belt.
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        A sample of content within the ASJJ syllabus

         

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        The art of throwing

        • Ukemi-waza – breakfalling and breakrolling techniques
        • Nage-waza – throwing and projection techniques

        The art of control and immoblisation

        • Gatame-waza – ground fighting techniques
        • Osae-waza – pinning techniques
        • Kansetsu-waza – joint locking techniques
        • Shime-waza – strangulation techniques

        The art of atemi – weak and vital points

        • Postures and guard techniques
        • Striking techniques
        • Kicking techniques
        • Parry and blocking techniques

        Methods of street effective self defence

        • defence against unarmed and armed attackers
        • defence against multiple attackers
        • defence in both standing and ground situations
        • defence against commonly used street weaponry – stereo attack
        • defence against commonly used street weaponry – aggressive moving attack
        • Knife, stick, baseball bat, chain, pistol, axe, stanley knife etc

        Weapons training

        • Kenjutsu kata – way of the sword
        • Jō-jutsu kata – way of the jō (wooden staff)

        Plus within the total syllabus

        • Kata
        • Kappo and Katsu
        • Applied biomechanics, physiology and anatomy
        • Kyūsho jutsu – pressure to weak and vital points
        • Aikijutsu and Kiaijutsu
        • Nawa-jutsu or hojō-jutsu – arresting and binding


         

        An example of one of the many key aspects taught within the ASJJ syllabus is in the defence against commonly used street weaponry.  Here the attacker moves with continuing aggression and changing direction of attack in an attempt to succeed with the weapon.
        By comparison in many schools both the attack and the defence are predetermined … within ASJJ students are taught to keep an open mind to the fact that an attacker may change the direction and the type of attack, together with having the flexibility to be able to modify a defence strategy to meet a changed situation.
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