Boys and girls learn self defense, confidence, discipline, and coordination.
"I joined Lakewood Budo Kai because they teach traditional and effective self defense.
I like the history and learning techniques that
have been developed and enhanced over thousands of years."
Making martial artists for over 30 years
Learn the art of Japanese Jujitsu used by samurai warriors in feudal Japan. Where the use of weapons was impractical or forbidden, the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of arm bars, joint locks, chokes, pins, and throws.
Our style of Jujitsu is the Danzan Ryu system of Japanese Jujitsu founded and developed by Professor Henry S. Okazaki. Jujitsu is a Japanese martial art of ancient origin emphasizing techniques of self defense which do not harm the attacker. Jujitsu students learn throwing techniques, escapes from holds, joint locks, arm bars, chokes, wrist twists, ground work, and applying holds to control a larger and stronger opponent.
Through the process of learning self defense techniques, our students develop strength and increase endurance. A practitioner of jujitsu is called a jujitsuka (one who studies jujitsu).
You will practice your techniques with a partner and a Jujitsu black belt instructor who will guide and assist you though the process of learning self defense. We group our students by rank, focusing on the techniques that are appropriate for your skill level. Our adult Long Beach Jujitsu class is designed for men and women ages 13 and up. Our Children's Jujitsu class is specifically designed for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.
Founded in 1979, our Lakewood Budo Kai martial arts school has offered Jujitsu, Karate, and Women's Self Defense classes in the Long Beach area for over 30 years. Our school is lead by Jim Kelton, our head instructor and a seventh degree black belt, who has over 40 years of martial arts training and experience.