Do Ju-Jitsu - Dojo
Etiquette - Class Schedule
Zen Do Dojo
The Zen Do school of Ju-Jitsu is located at 80 Park Lane (RT 202), Unit 1, New Milford, CT "Map/Directions". The school is open to adults and children 5 years old and up. With over 1000 square feet of mat space and a easy to get to location, the Zen Do Dojo is perfect for those seeking training in the martial art of Ju-Jitsu.
Zen Do Ju-Jitsu
Zen Do Ju-Jitsu is a Japanese based form of Ju-Jitsu with
roots based in the Danzen Ryu Ju-Jitsu system. So what's the difference
between Japanese Ju-Jitsu vs. Brazilian Ju-Jitsu? The difference
between Japanese and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu is quiet simple. Brazilian
styles of Ju-Jitsu tend to be heavily focused on ground techniques
"grappling" compared to an over all training of standing
and ground techniques. Neither one is better than the other just
a difference in technical focus. Zen Do's Japanese style of Ju-Jitsu
is broken down into three equally trained aspects of Ju-Jitsu. Karate
/ Kenpo "punching & kicking",
Judo "throwing & ground fighting or grappling ", and
Yawara / Aikido
"joint locks and manipulation". With this approach Zen
Do Ju-Jitsu is an effective "self defense" form of martial
art for men, women, and children of all ages.
Zen Do Dojo Etiquette
- Never step onto the mat with shoes or dirty feet.
- All students will refer to the Head Instructor
as "Sensei" and
other black belts as Sempai.
- All students will refer to instructors 7th
degree or higher as
- All students are required to wear uniforms "Gi" top, pants and appropriate ranked belt at all classes. A
plain T-shirt or under shirt is allowed under gi top and
an athletic cup is recommended for male students. A T-Shirt
is required under gi top for all female students.
- No gum chewing, candy, or drinks during class
- Students must remove all jewelry (that is not permanent)
before class for safety.
- Students are not allowed in class if they are intoxicated
in any way.
- Students are required to keep fingernail and toenails short
and long hair tied back.
- Unnecessary conversation is to be avoided especially when
working with a higher rank.
- Students should stand when the sensei enters the dojo.
- As a sign of mutual respect and appreciation , the student
should bow before and after working with a partner, also
upon entering and leaving the dojo and getting on or off
- Never leave the mat without permission from an instructor.
- Report all injuries to an instructor promptly.
- Training at other martial art schools are not allowed unless
given permission by the head instructor. Excludes Black Belts.
- Ju-Jitsu training outside the dojo is discouraged to prevent
- Class tuition's are due upon scheduled renewal. Do not lapse in payment as it
- Students will not embarrass themselves or disrespect their
instructors and fellow students by arriving to class late.
Students should be in uniform and lined up awaiting instruction
when class is scheduled to begin. If late wait at the edge
of the mat until the instructor bows you into class. Failure
to do so will be dealt with at the instructors discretion.
- Advancement in rank and techniques are at the sole discretion
- Dojo Membership and instruction is a privilege and not
a right. You may be asked to leave and your membership terminated
by the Head Instructor without prior notice for reasons such
as: chronic lateness, bad attitude, dangerous practice, lack
of etiquette, non-payment of dues, fighting, or repeated
breaking of the dojo rules.
- Always observe the Seven Virtues of Bushido.
Seven Virtues of Bushido
Bushido, literally translated "Way of the Warrior" and was the
code of ethics followed by Samurai in ancient Japan. These virtues
are practiced and respected in martial art schools today, as well
as at the Zen Do School of Ju-Jitsu. It is the students obligation
to learn these virtues and implement them into their training as
well as daily life. Testing of understanding of this code will
be conducted throughout the students training at the Zen Do School