Frequently Asked Questions

“The only stupid question is one that goes unasked”

What sets Seibukan Jujutsu apart from other martial arts?

There are many reasons but perhaps the most important is that it is developed to meet the needs of today’s world. Adapting to what is real in our lives now while retaining the proven techniques of earlier times.

Is there competition in Seibukan Jujutsu?

There is no competition or tournaments in Seibukan Jujutsu. It as a traditional Japanese martial art not a sport, and as such is taught in the traditional manner. Training to win trophies narrows the focus of the participant and does not leave them free to learn all of what jujutsu offers.

Why do some jujutsu styles compete?

Jujutsu is a very powerful form for fighting and self-defense. Those who do it well tend to win in competitions. However, as mentioned above jujutsu for competition is only a small part of what jujutsu really is. Seibukan Jujutsu is a complete martial art that offers much more.

Is Seibukan Jujutsu really effective for self-defense?

Yes, it certainly is. Not only are the techniques proven effective Seibukan Jujutsu gives the student a greater sense of awareness and additional skills that can keep them from being seen as a victim.

Will I get a good work out?

Yes, you will have a good work out. You will sweat, become more flexible and acquire a greater sense of balance and learn how to correctly move your body. At Tenchikan Dojo the focus of each class is the learning of and practicing of jujutsu. It is not meant to be an exercise class. A dojo is a place for “training in the way” and is not a gymnasium or fitness center.

Will I receive personal attention and instruction from the Sensei (teacher)?

Group classes are big enough to give you plenty of different training partners to practice with yet are small enough for the sensei (teacher) to be able to work closely with each student.

What are classes like?

Each session last from an hour to an hour and a half and all activities are pertinent to some phase of your training in Seibukan Jujutsu. There is much to learn in Seibukan so variety and action are the trademark of our class time together.