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Ryuu Martial Arts


Aiki Goshin:

Aiki Goshin Sen Jutsu- Self Defense System

The Aiki Goshin Sen Jutsu Self Defense System is a realistic, street proven, modern self defense system. It is designed to provide ordinary men and women with solutions to avoid and / or end a violent encounter.

Behaviorally realistic techniques are based on natural body movements and gross motor skills. It is a proven method of threat elimination through awareness, avoidance, or by physically defending oneself. This will allow you to perceive danger quicker and react properly. In many cases you will be able to escape dangerous situations without ever having to employ your physical skills. If forced to defend yourself, 

the focus is on the targeting of vital points of the body, by utilizing core techniques that will function in a variety of situations. Although The Aiki Goshin Sen Jutsu Self Defense System is a fairly new eclectic system, it is not a random collection of techniques. This system is realistic, and has to be experienced to be truly appreciated.

Developed Through Real Life Encounters The foundation of the entire system is based on over 48 years of serious martial arts and self defense training. It is also based on in depth research, tactical analysis, and physical confrontational trial and error. All of the system's strategies, tactics and techniques are based on common denominators witnessed by the system's founder and defensive tactics instructor,    Dr. Jimmy Jackson, DMA, Ph.D., AS, a 10 Degree Black Belt and Retired Sheriff’s Office Commander. They are derived from real life street assaults by convicted felons. The end result of this evolutionary process is a system of self defense that covers every type of assault one may encounter in modern society. The Aiki Goshin Sen Jutsu Self Defense System utilizes proven training methods through special reality based drills that will assure that any man or women will be able to reliably protect him or herself when faced with an unavoidable dangerous situation. The student’s response to a violent assault will be immediate, direct and devastating.

What is Reality Based Self Defense?

There are some key elements that set reality-based self defense training apart from traditional martial arts and sports martial arts training. Traditional martial arts training, as the term implies, focuses of passing on the techniques and training methods of the particular system much in the way it would have been taught centuries ago. Everyone learns the same skills at each level as their seniors would have learned them. Many people continue to enjoy this kind of training and the benefits of a familiar and structured learning system. While this method provides an easily measured level of skill within the constraints of the system, it may not provide the practitioner with a true appreciation of how their skills will endure in real life situation. The system may or may not provide for the variables on a street confrontation including different types and angle of attack, improvised weapons and the effects of psychological stress.

Sports or competition style martial arts training are often focused on a particular style of fighting. Boxing, for example, focuses primarily on punches to the head and torso, where Jujitsu concentrates on taking the opponent to the ground and forcing the opponent to submit through strikes, chokes, and joint manipulation. Due to the ever growing popularity of Pay Per View events like The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Pride and K1 people have expanded their training regimens to include striking and grappling systems in combination with intense physical endurance and strength training programs. These mixed martial arts athletes certainly have some advantages when facing an assailant on the street: they are in great physical condition, can endure some pain, and are no stranger to physical confrontations. There are two things to consider though that set reality and the ring apart. One is the competitor’s willingness and consent to fight. There is a huge psychological difference between choosing to fight and being forced to fight. Second, are rules: every competition fight has rules which both competitors must acknowledge and conform to, and usually and referee to enforce those rules. Breaking the rules could lead to loss of points or disqualification. The criminal mind behind your assailant on the street doesn't play by those rules. Anything goes!

Finally, reality based self defense training often comprises of aspects of both traditional and competition style training. A healthy level of physical strength, flexibility and endurance are certainly advantageous when it comes to fighting off one or more assailants and running to escape the situation. The techniques are typically kept simple and can be used against a variety of different attacks requiring the individual learn fewer techniques and spend more time committing those movements to muscle memory. Training should include scenario based drills that force the student to react under stressful conditions. The advantages of training with these methods are that an individual can be better prepared to face real situations in a shorter period of time. On-going training keeps the skills sharp and ready for action. It is for these reasons that reality based self defense training are the chosen method for law enforcement and military personnel.


Practical self defense is further enhanced by learning how to manipulate the body's sensory nervous system. By touching, striking or rubbing pressure points on the body it is often possible to subdue or control an assailant with little effort. The study of pressure point fighting is called Kyusho Jitsu ("One Second Fighting") or Dim Mak ("Artery Manipulation" or often "Death Touch").These methods are especially useful for police and other law enforcement officers who must control an individual without causing any permanent damage, bruising or bleeding. Doctors and nurses who deal with patients that may become violent find these techniques useful in maintaining control or simply getting out of the altercation until help arrives.

Pressure points can be used to enhance the effects of your current arsenal. They are easy to learn and the effects can be astonishing. The Aiki Goshin Sen Jutsu Self Defense System teaches pressure point activation with mechanical backup as part of regular training. Pressure Point Study Groups are offered to advanced students who wish to enhanced their knowledge of pressure points and the human nervous system and earn ranking in Kyusho Jitsu.

Unarmed Combat

The empty hand (or unarmed) self defense training is based on aggressive defensive tactics and offensive self defense. Since your assailant initiates the assault (whether in a physical or non-physical manner) you must be able to execute a pre-emptied strike, or initiate your defense first. There is a fine line between being defensive or offensive in a self defense situation; both from a tactical and a legal standpoint. The Aiki Goshin Sen Jutsu Self Defense System teaches you how to injure to degree based on the threat assessment. By using reasonable but necessary force you can escape injure from a serious assault and possibly avoid prosecution.

Armed Self Defense Training

The advanced armed self defense training consists of impact and edged weapons combative including tactical knife, extendable baton and improvised weapons of opportunity. Through a series of structured, specialized drills, the student will develop knife and counter knife defensive skills to the point where the defender has the ability to respond to the situation using less than lethal force, or lethal force if necessary.

Self Defense Technique - Armed Assailant - Gun Disarm

The potential to be held up or threatened at gun point is increasing significantly each year. In the event that you find yourself in such a high threat level situation it is important to know how to respond. First of all, you need to realize that your life is worth more than any other thing the assailant may want from you. If someone has a gun pointed at you and is asking for your wallet, your best line of defense is likely to comply and give him your wallet. If you are lucky, he will take the wallet and make a run for it. However, you need to be prepared for the fact that the criminal might shoot you even after you have given him what he wants. If for any reason you believe that you are going to be shot regardless of your cooperation you must ACT! Try to remain calm, and keep the assailant talking. Wait for a distraction, or create one, and then MOVE!

There are many variables that have to be considered in any altercation: threat level, range, environment, intent, posture, balance, etc.. When practicing with a partner take turns defending and then attacking. Never practice disarming an opponent and then returning the weapon to him to repeat the drill. Remember that you will fight like you train, so, train like you fight. If you routinely give an assailant his weapon back in the dojo, you just might do the same thing on the street.

Self Defense Technique Armed Assailant - Knife Slash To Throat: Today, it seems that just about everyone is carrying a knife. Knives are easy to acquire and easy to conceal. The damage that can be caused with an edged weapon can be divesting and permanent. A knife can cut or stab from any angle and severe through clothing, flesh, muscles, tendons, internal organs, veins and arteries. An edged weapon can cause serious injury or death. Any attack with a weapon should be considered a threat on your life and dealt with aggressively. Notice that once the knife has been dropped, or the assailant can no longer use the attacking arm, we change to a less destructive mode for follow-ups or finish-offs. Once the weapon is removed from the equation, the threat level changes to that of an unarmed assailant and we should respond with reasonable force accordingly. We are using a practice knife with a dull safety edge to prevent accidental injuries. Please use rubber or practice metal knives when you train. DO NOT use sharpened or semi-sharp "live" blades from training!

What Happens during a Private Lesson?

Private Lessons are run similarly to a group class; the difference is that the focus is entirely on you and what you want to achieve. A lesson can be used to practice your current skills, assess your needs, focus on specific tactics, learn advanced techniques, etc… Private Sessions can be used for whatever YOU want!

Topics for Private Instruction could include:

  • Introduction to Aiki Goshin Sen Jutsu Self Defense
  • Principles of Self Protection
  • Aiki Goshin Skill Level One
  • Aiki Goshin Skill Level Two
  • Aiki Goshin Skill Level Three
  • Pressure Points (Kyusho Jitsu)
  • News Paper/Magazine Self Defense
  • Escapes from Common Street Holds (grab, bear hug, headlock, choke, etc...)
  • Weapons Disarming (knife, stick, gun)
  • Avoidance and Awareness
  • Rape Prevention and Defense
  • Women's Self Defense
  • Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics
  • Expandable Baton Training
  • Personal Weapon Retention
  • Improvised Weapons Tactics
  • Fear Management

(**Please note that some topics will only be taught to advanced students or Law Enforcement and Security professionals**)

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