Welcome to Our Academy
Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy was founded in San Jose, CA in 1949, making it one of the oldest martial arts schools in the nation. For over 60 years we have provided members of our community with a traditional school in which to learn effective self-defense and strive towards self-improvement. Our students (or parents of our younger students) are always amazed at the positive change our training has on their lives. This is not only due to the nature of the arts, which require development of internal qualities as well as external skills, but to the dedication of the instructors to the development of all their students. This has also been possible because we have created an educational structure to our school that goes beyond the usual scope of business and profits. Our school offers training in the following martial arts:
Ju Jitsu – One of the most effective and ancient systems of unarmed combat. It includes blocks, strikes & kicks, throws & sweeps, joint dislocating techniques, pressure points, grappling and strangles. The techniques are taught with complete safety but are very realistic and very practical.
Judo – A fun and combative sport (part of the summer Olympic games) with rules in the interest of safety and fairness. But, very practical for self-defense, too.
Additionally, our training includes the arts of three unique, practical and effective weapons:
Bokendo – This is basically a 40″ long wooden staff. Its power against an attacker makes this a devastating weapon of self-defense.
Keibo – This weapon is no different to that carried and used by police officers. It is 26″ long by approximately 1″ diameter and can be made of hardwood or a more modern dense but light metal alloy or polymer material. The newer designs include the expandable steel baton… it ‘s fast and effective!
Yawarabo – The nerve pressure stick fits in the palm of the hand and at just 6″ in length is one of the most excruciatingly painful weapons in the martial arts arsenal. When properly used on various nerves of the body it can immobilize, bring down or even move the largest opponents.
We also train in defense against knives, guns and other common objects used as weapons by attackers. Over the years, we have trained men and women from an array of professions, including police officers & sheriffs, bounty hunters & private investigators. Of course, most people who train with us do not work in law enforcement and our younger group is made up of high-school & college students as well as children from the age of 7.
As you look through our website, consider what the benefits of training with us might be for you. What we teach is very different from other combative arts; look at our pictures and videos pages to get a better idea of what we offer. Better yet, take a look at our schedule and watch a class! Our instructors will be happy to answer any questions you may have and you will immediately feel the sense of welcome and respect that is found throughout our school, not to mention you will get a first-hand look at the level of training we provide.