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We have a super friendly atmosphere all people are welcome to come try. We are the only martial arts club in Sydney, Nova Scotia teaching Krav Maga for self defense. We are also the only location teaching ITF Taekwon-do (TKD) . We also have an awesome Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Judo program.

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Japanese Jujitsu​


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Some Nice clean Japanese Jujitsu


Great for self defense, confidence, includes striking, throwing, ground work, wrist locks and arm bars. 

Japanese Jujitsu

Differences between Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Japanese Jiu-Jitsu was one of the earliest martial arts to be formed into a system that could be practiced and taught. It came long before the Brazilian version, which wasn’t formed until the early 1900s that a Brazilian family, the Gracies, took the ancient Japanese martial art and modernized it. Today their Brazilian version is taught in schools all over the world and is recognized as one of the most effective forms of self-defense.

Japanese Jiu Jitsu was the original samurai art, formed centuries ago. It’s even speculated to have originated in India among Buddhist monks who were looking for a way to peacefully defend themselves. Some call it the “mother art”. It incorporated everything that they needed to use on the battlefield when the samurai soldiers were fighting. Obviously certain assumptions come along with that; that you are big and strong, that you are wearing armor and that you’re carrying a samurai sword (a katana), but actually, the name Jiu-Jitsu can be roughly translated as the “gentle art” which means that it’s meant to be performed without weapons.


Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, which was known as Judo at that point, was introduced to the Gracie family in Brazil in 1914 by Mitsuo Maeda, a Judo champion. One of the members of the Gracie family, a boy named Helio, was physically frail and unable to participate as a boy. Instead, he watched his brothers teach classes at their family’s Jiu-Jitsu gym and after years, memorized all the techniques and developed his own system of Jiu-Jitsu that would work for his weaker physique. He modified the moves from the original Japanese style and created his own, which was eventually dubbed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.