About

 Zen Budokai Aiki-jujitsu

Zen Budokai is a complete modern self-defense system, based on traditional Japanese jujitsu, that includes throws, joint locks, submission holds, strikes, ground defenses, and police control techniques. We differ from Brazilian jiu-jitsu in that we focus more on self-defense and standing techniques than competition and ground fighting. (Though much of what we teach is applicable in both.) We have a large curriculum with a variety of techniques, so one never gets bored. Classes are small, fun, informal, yet respectful — with no hype or commercialization and a focus on safety. Zen Budokai can complement any martial art. In fact, many of our students and senseis are ranked in other styles as well. It is great for both beginners and advanced students, as well as effective self-defense for women. Come visit a class and see for yourself!