TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Jujutsu Club is looking for new members.
Traditional jujutsu is an ancient Japanese martial art that utilizes not only punches and kicks, but also throws, joint locking techniques, and grappling. Matsukazi Ryu Jujutsu is a practical system of self-defense based upon ancient Japanese forms of combat adapted for modern use.
Students learn how to break an opponent's balance in order to apply these techniques. The combination of these techniques arms a disciple of Matzukazi Ryu Jujutsu with a method of self defense.
"This is practical self-defense, excellent exercise, and a great way to develop and maintain balance and strength," said Rob Berrick of the club.
"We are a Black Belt school," he said. "TJC instructors hold black belt rank in several martial arts disciplines and are licensed by the Matsukazi Shito Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Jujitsu, and Aikido Federation and regularly train in these arts at our main dojo (training hall), the Karate Center, in Glens Falls. TJC students will also have the opportunity to train in Glens Falls, as well as participate in seminars at other dojos throughout the state.
The club is open to men and women ages 14 and older. The clubs meets on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. at the Will Power Fitness gym in downtown Ticonderoga.
For more information, call 585-6454 or come to one of the classes on Thursday.