Liikan Jitsu style is a combination of traditional
Japanese Ju Jutsu and Chinese Kung Fu (Kung Fu Jitsu). It also has strong
influences from Kali-Escrima, Shorinji Kempo,
Kyusho Jitsu and other styles.
originated from traditional
Jiu Jitsu systems, which, when combined
with Kung Fu (as opposed to Karate), provides a much more
versatile, natural and flowing style than currently taught in
Jutsu schools. However Liikan Jitsu is
not a purely unarmed system.
Liikan draws on the principles and training methods of various
other arts such as Judo, Katori, Silat (+Kali
& Escrima), Chinese
kung fu, in particular, Tai Chi and Wing Chun, but also Ba Gua,
Praying Mantis & Shaolin White Crane and Laugar etc. This is complimented with more modern western
disciplines such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Sports
Psychology, criminology and
security management in general.
original system and forerunner of Liikan Jitsu was created by
the Chief of the Japanese police force using his
job experience. (see article: School History &
Liikan style utilises foot and hand strikes, throws
and includes ground
fighting and Close Quarter Combat in general.
includes both unarmed and armed defence against both unarmed and
assailants. Senior level training includes use of
convenience weapons, knives, sticks and other major weapons.
Liikan style includes 'Chi
Kung' energy practice for both health and fighting
train both indoors and outdoors for different situations and
according to the conditions. Winter
Training / Summer
system includes practical physical and psychological approaches
and strategies for risk management and conflict resolution.
Specifically the A.A.R.M.
courses emphasise prevention, containment
and management procedures using SAP (Stress, anxiety &
panic) management and
large variety of practical training methods are used for
conditioning the student for coping in different types of
circumstances. We are NOT a kata based system, instead
preferring to utilize skill and flow drills, Waza (technique) sets,
Scenario Seminars and other practical training and conditioning
training methods include the more common corner stones of:
sparring (kickboxing), Randoori (Judo
Waza), Chi Sao (Trapping Hands), SAP
(e.g. Stress) Training and Bio-Energy Training (BET), e.g. Chi
Kung / Qi Gong / Yoga or
whatever else you want to call it.
training provides a great way to keep fit and healthy whilst at
the same time learning useful skills within a friendly
workshop environment provided by the Liikan
Jitsu Club ry, and its many activities.