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Wa Shin Ryu Jujutsu at UNM
Wa Shin Ryu Jujutsu Locations
To: SANDIA BUDOKAN (our private off-campus club), 2203 Silver & Yale SE, ABQ, NM
(SANDIA BUDOKAN Schedule of Classes, Monthly Dues, Universal Policies & Guidelines v13.4)
HESS INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS (ITMA)
6th Annual Martial Arts Expo at UNM (Sanctioned by the USJJF and Sponsored by HESS-ITMA, UNM)
Date: November 15th, 2017 (Wednesday)
The Dept.of HESS now offers THREE JUJUTSU CLASSES at UNM each semester.
1. Classical Jujutsu I (at UNM) PENP 108.001 (Beginning/Intermediate Levels: CRN: 40975). This class is taught by Professor Yiannakis, 8th Dan. This Spring we are also offering a second Beginner Class (PENP 108.002)
which is taught by Martin sensei, 3rd Dan. Check UNM catalog forr details.
PE class for 2 credits (PENP 108) offered every FALL and SPRING by Physical Education Program (PENP) at UNM. Class meets on Tues/Thurs from 3.30-5.00pm in Johnson Center (Auxiliary Gym). Open to both male and female students;
no prior experience necessary. Intermediate level students (mentors) are also encouraged to sign up. Occasional black belt guests welcome. Uniform (gi) NOT required bu strongly advised. See instructor for details. CAP=60
Upon completing this course students have the option of continuing in Wa Shin Ryu Jujutsu by signing up for our Intermediate course at UNM (for 2 credits, see below)or continuing at Sandia Budokan, our private club on Silver & Yale SE.
2. Classical Jujutsu II (at UNM) PENP 109.00? (Intermediate Level: CRN: )
PE class for 2 credits (PENP 109) offered every FALL and SPRING by Physical Education Program (PENP) at UNM. Class meets on Tues/Thurs from 2-3-20pm in Johnson Center (Auxiliary Gym). Open to both male and female students
with prior Jujutsu experience (at least one semester). Also open to students with experience (at least one semester) in Judo, Aikido, Chin Na, Hapkido and related martial arts. Occasional guest black belts welcome. Uniform (gi) REQUIRED. See instructor for details. CAP=30
INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED JUJUTSU Classes offered at SANDIA BUDOKAN (2203 Silver SE)
Sandia Budokan is a private traditional Japanese club and home to Traditional Jujutsu, Karate, Kenjutsu and Aikido. Jujutsu is open to Intermediates and Advanced students who are serious about committing themselves
to the study and practice of the art. Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays (7.00-9.15pm), and on Saturdays, 2-4pm (open), and 4-5.30pm for black belts and Ikkyu holders ONLY. Two Saturdays a month are devoted to the study of advanced forms of training.
These classes are taught by Prof. Yiannakis (8th Dan Traditional Jujutsu;6th Dan Trad. Kodokan Judo). For more info please click below:
Spelling of Jujutsu, Jujitsu, or Jiu Jitsu and Its Implications: A Brief Overview)
Traditional systems are not competitive sports but martial arts whose focus is combat and self defense. And, of course, they have no rules the way sports do.
Systems that spell it as jiu jitsu, ju jitsu or jujitsu are mostly Western, or Westernized modern systems, and most place a significant emphasis on competition. Since they are governed by rules, about 60-70% of the skills and techniques taught in traditional systems are eliminated, or removed, because they are illegal in competition. As a result, the combat techniques that may have originally defined these arts are no longer practiced, and in many systems their combat origins have been lost. Thus, such sport systems should not be viewed as martial arts but as martial sports. That is, they should be viewed as arts that may have evolved from traditional combat systems but have been significantly modified to be played as competitive sports (with rules).
There are two or three traditionally-based, but heavily Westernized systems out there that use the term Jujitsu or Ju jitsu, but these have been developed or inherited by Westerners who adapted the spelling to match the way they thought jujutsu sounds when pronounced in English. What they seem to ignore, or are unaware of, is the fact that the jujutsu spelling is in line with the way other traditional Japanese martial arts such as Kenjutsu, Taijutsu, Aikijujutsu, Ninjutsu, Jojutsu, and Kodokan Goshin Jutsu, among others, spell the term.
Henshall in "A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters" (Tokyo, Tuttle, 1988), and Hepburn in "The Romanization of the Japanese Language" (1887) (the modern revised version is called Shu-sei Hebon-shiki Ro-maji) are quite clear about the meaning of the terms jitsu and jutsu, but most Western practitioners seem to be unfamiliar with their work. Further, it is important to note that jujutsu is the term used by the Kodokan, by Aikido (as in Aikijutsu), by Kenjutsu, Taijutsu and a whole host of other traditional, or traditionally-based Japanese systems.
What is clear is that if you run across the term jujutsu you can be very sure that it is a traditional/traditionally-based Japanese martial art whose emphasis is on combat/self defense. Systems that use the terms jujitsu, ju jitsu or jiu jitsu reflect a Western emphasis and are often disconnected from their traditional Japanese roots (if they originally had such roots). Such systems may, on occasion, attempt to employ Japanese terminology but their pronunciation of Japanese terms just gives the show away.
Finally, while traditional jujutsu is an internal art (techniques driven by the application of principles and the development of internal sources of power), sports or self defense systems are mostly external arts. That is, they base their training and technique execution on strength, speed and force, rather than the correct and effective application of principles.
SEMINAL PAPERS by Prof. Yiannakis
Jujutsu, Brain Stimulation & Psychomotor Development (the training basis of WSR Jujutsu)
Principles of Transitioning in Chaotic Fighting Environments
Jujutsu, Jujitsu or Jiu Jitsu. What do the different spellings actually mean?
SEMINARS/DEMONSTRATIONS: We put on demonstrations and give clinics and workshops for law enforcement, the military and security agencies. We also specialize in teaching Power Takedowns and Transitioning Techniques for fighters in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. Call Dr. Andrew Yiannakis for information (864-650-4816) or drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org