The academy teaches a practical, non-competitive self-defense style of martial art to people of all ages with an emphasis on defense. The techniques taught to use an attacker’s strength to a defender’s advantage. These defensive strategies aim to initially evade, disable and finally immobilize an attacker.
The academy has many female members as the academy’s style of martial art uses technique rather than strength. It is suitable for children and adults who wish to learn practical self-defense, not for those wishing to pursue competition.
The main basis of the syllabus is the techniques and teachings ofSoke Shuho Sugita, the first Principal and Master of the Jishukan Ryu, incorporating Kodokan Judo, Jujitsu and Kempo Karate.
The senior syllabus includes some boxing and Australian Jujitsu influenced by Soke Morton’s background prior to being introduced to the Jishukan Ryu.