Welcome to ZendoJuJitsu.com the online home of the Zen Do School of Ju-Jitsu located in New Milford Connecticut. The Zen Do dojo has been teaching a Japanese martial art of Ju-Jitsu in CT since 1990.
All instruction and practices of Ju-Jitsu are based on Bushido, "the way of the warrior", a code of the samurai which stresses seven virtues: Courage, Justice, Veracity, Honor, Loyalty, Benevolence, Politeness. This instilled mind sets allows the student to focus on training with no thoughts of over zealous pride or ego. With this foundation in place the practicing of Ju-Jitsu techniques such as joint locks, throws, vital point strikes, blocks, and chokes, can be performed safely.
The Zen Do School of Ju-Jitsu currently has approximately 120 students consisting of men, women, and children. You can sign up online for adult and children's classes here. Visitors are always welcome to watch or try a free class and and as always we are happy to answer and questions you may have. Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and hope you stop by to see if Ju-Jitsu is right for you. Class Schedule & Tuition
Monday 5:30pm Yellow Belts ages 4-7,
6:15pm Orange Belts ages 7-12, 7:30pm Adults ages 15+
Tuesday 5:30pm White Belts(beginners) ages 4-8, 6:15pm Orange / Blue Belts ages 7-12, 7:00pm White Belts ages 10-14
Wednesday 5:15pm Brown / Green Belts,
6:15pm Orange Belts ages 7-12, 7:00pm White Belts ages 4-9
Thursday 5:30pm Orange / Blue Belts ages 5-8,
6:15pm Green Belts, 7:30pm Adults ages 15+
Friday 4:45pm Orange Belts ages 5-8,
5:30pm Green Belts
Saturday 10:30am - noon Adults ages 15+
Ju-Jitsu: (Jujutsu, Jiu Jitsu, Jiujutsu) (literally "the gentle fighting art") is an empty handed extension of the sword fighting art of the Japanese Samurai. The actual ancient art is called Aiki Ju-Jitsu. This involves joint locks, throws, strikes, blocks, and chokes. Aiki Ju-Jitsu went through some changes in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Jigoro Kano removed many of the dangerous techniques to create Judo ("the gentle way"). This allowed students to practice full speed against resisting opponents, but with far fewer injuries that happened when Ju-Jitsu was practiced at full speed. About the same time, Morehei Uyeshibatook a different set of techniques out to create Aikido. (A jitsu is a fighting style. A do is a way.) About the same time, a Korean named Yong Suhl Choi combined Ju-Jitsu techniques with the kicks and punches so prevalent in Korean martial arts to create Hapkido. (Hapkido is the Korean pronunciation of the Kanji that in Japanese is pronounced Aikido. (Resource:Stanford AJJ)