Martial Arts of the Federation
We offer three complementary martial arts
JiuJitsu emphasises throwing and grappling for close-quarters self-defence. Judo, a modern descendant of JiuJitsu, focuses on safe falling, throws and ground grappling for fitness and personal development. Our academies teach JiuJitsu and Judo together in a combined class.
In our separate Kung Fu classes we teach fist-and-foot techniques that complement the grappling and throws of Jiu-jitsu and Judo.
The three Martial Arts of the Federation combine to provide a complete, realistic and effective method of self defence that is effective for people of all sizes and genders.
Tai Jitsu Ryu JiuJitsu
JiuJitsu was the unarmed combat art of the Samurai of Japan. It is a parent art of a number of many modern martial art styles, including Judo, Karate, Aikido, Krav Maga, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
There are many styles of JiuJitsu, each emphasising different aspects of unarmed combat.Our style of JiuJitsu is called Tai-jitsu (Art of the Body). It focuses on close-quarter combat, utilising throws, joint-locks, grappling, and strangles for self-defence.
Our academies teach JiuJitsu and Judo together in a combined class.
Judo was originally created by Jigoro Kano in 1882 from traditional styles of JiuJitsu emphasising perfection of technique and self-defence, along with physical and character development.We have stayed true to Kano's original vision, with the competition and sporting aspects taking a lesser role.
Judo teaches you how to fall correctly so you don't get hurt when thrown, how to throw a person, grapple, and fight on the ground. You could say that Judo is like jacketed wrestling, but with the addition of joint-locks and strangles.
As an aid to learning we use a numerical system to classify and sequence techniques rather than relying purely on Japanese terminology. For example, as a new student you are introduced to "the 1st leg throw", then "the 2nd leg throw" rather than o soto gari and de ashi barai.
Our academies teach Judo and JiuJitsu together in a combined class.
Sil Lum Hung Kuen Kung Fu
Kung Fu emphasises fist and foot techniques. We teach a Southern style of Kung fu, Sil Lum Hung Kuen, one of the five famous styles of the Southern Shaolin (Sil Lum) temple.
Empty-handed sets or form work, bag and mitt training, as well as partnered free-exercise, and training in traditional Chinese weapons are all part of the class.
Hung Kuen is an excellent complement to JiuJitsu and Judo — it adds longer range fighting — principally kicking and punching — to the throwing and grappling of JiuJitsu and Judo, with compatible body mechanics.
Unlike JiuJitsu and Judo, which require a partner and mats for practice, you can practice the sets (single person forms) of Kung Fu by yourself between classes for daily exercise and personal improvement.
Our Academies teach Kung Fu as a standalone class, separate from JiuJitsu and Judo.
Mighty Mites — Junior JiuJitsu & Judo
Mighty Mites is our junior class, suitable for girls and boys aged six and up.
Students learn the fundamentals of Judo and JiuJitsu in a safe, fun atmosphere, which cultivates physical, emotional, and social development through age-appropriate exercises and games.
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Box Hill South
Monday: 7:30 pm – 9 pm JiuJitsu & Judo
Wednesday: 7 pm – 8 pm Kung Fu
Wednesday: 8 pm – 9:30 pm JiuJitsu & Judo
Saturday: 11 am – 12:30 pm Junior JiuJitsu & Judo
Saturday: 2 pm– 3:30 pm JiuJitsu & Judo