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IJJF is a Japanese style of Jui jitsu (also know in the West as Ju Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu or Ju Jutsu) which originates from the Samurai, an elite warrior sub-culture of Japan and was developed in battlefield combat for hundreds of years. Jui jitsu originated in Japanese Samurai schools where warriors were taught combat methods, including various weapon arts.
Jui jitsu techniques were usually taught as a subsidiary method and included: strikes; joint locks; strangulations; and throwing techniques for use in an emergency, if the Samurai was unarmed. During periods of peace, Jui jitsu was oriented more towards civil combat away from the battlefields. At the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912) restrictions were placed upon carrying weapons in public and as a result, the unarmed techniques of Jui jitsu grew in importance and functionality.
The International Jujutsu Foundation (IJJF) is based on the Jui jitsu system which was founded in 1956 by Professor Kam Hock Hoe to preserve, foster and teach Jui jitsu. IJJF’s particular form of Jui jitsu is a traditional Japanese style and has been handed down and fostered by our Foundation in the style of the late Professor Kam Hock Hoe. IJJF was founded in 1979 and later registered in Malaysia in 1982. Far from the humble beginnings at the Butterworth Air Force Base and Penang Island, Malaysia, IJJF schools can also be found throughout Australia.
More than just an art, the IJJF is a close knit community that involves the whole family. The IJJF art is perfect for both self defence, as well as defence of your loved ones. In addition to regular training classes, IJJF schools also hold Grading Dinners and Club Fundraisers.