The Can-Ryu System
Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu is an art of self-defense. The word “Jiu-jitsu” means “the gentle art”
and “the art of gaining victory by yielding or pliancy”.
Jiu-jitsu was developed in feudal Japan by Samurai practitioners who needed to
defend themselves when unarmed. In addition to defensive techniques against
punching, kicking and weapons attacks, traditional Jiu-jitsu teaches rolling, falling,
hold escapes, throwing, grappling, strikes, and locks. It also aids in the development
of balance, leverage, co-ordination, speed and of course personal confidence.
Can-Ryu Jiu-jitsu focuses on being aware of and protecting one’s self through the
idea that the element of surprise can mean the difference between success and
failure to defend against an attack. Differences in size, weight, height and reach soon
mean nothing as the martial art acts to even the odds and make it accessible to both
genders, no matter their size.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu is learning to recognize a
potentially volatile situation and diffuse it before it turns hostile. Preventative
measures that make using hand to hand defense a last resort.
Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu carries with it the attitude that you should never have to raise
your hands in violence. However, if it should ever be necessary to physically defend
yourself, you’ll know what to do and use only as much force as necessary to nullify
Students who are learning Jiu-Jitsu are exposed to a high level of discipline that
includes observing dojo rules and etiquette.