Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Manuals

The 7 new manuals are about almost completed three are being released next week. The Adults; Juniors and Little Samurai versions of the Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu curriculum and guide are vastly improved; all three of these editions have been professionally edited and professionally published for the first time. They have all new images solely designed for Goshinkan JuJitsu by professionals. Look for them on sale soon. Four more editions to be released shortly as well are: Junior's Black belt manual; Adults variations manual; Master's Manual and in the new year all the instructors manuals for all of the Goshinkan JuJitsu programs will be available with images for every single technique along with DVD's for all the programs. Keep looking on the GMA web site for more information.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Authentic Goshinkan-Ryu JUJITSU

If there is any doubt about your certification in Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu for your Certificate to be Authentic in the Style of Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu it should have a red ink stamp over the Chief instructor's signature. If the Chief Instructor was not at your grading ask your instructor if a video of your grading was sent to him and why you were graded without him present. For more info go to the new GMA web site at .

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Turn Around and Look

I have been doing and teaching JuJitsu for the better part of half my life and plan to have a few more years learning more about this fascinating art. Many students I have watched training at all of my clubs often make what could be a fatal mistake. They fail to recognize that after a confrontation they need to keep on high alert and to and turn around! Life is a gift, it is generally what is behind us is that is most dangerous.
We keep on students about keeping their hands up in their fence during a teachnique, and throughout the technique, but what about after the technique. Generally when people are ambushed or assault in an un-provoked physical assault it is when they fail to recognize their threat or they have their hands down.
Some of the best martial arts kickers I have ever seen, often drop or open thier fence (hands) while excuting their highly accurate kicks. It does not matter how fast your kick or punch is, or how accurate, if you drop your fence or open it up someone may be able to unleash a pyhsical assault on you and your self defense tools will be in the wrong place.
Please don't be one of these people who fail to recognize the threat or drop the fence. Maybe it's time you tried one of the oldest and most complete Martial Arts self-defense systems in Alberta, Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu with several locations to serve you in your defense.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Camp Of Combat Arts 2009

The plans for this years Camp are in full swing. The dates of the Camp of Combat Arts this year are going to be July 4 & 5th (Saturday and Sunday).

The camp will start on Saturday at 10 a.m. and we be held in the Southland Leisure Centre Main Gym.

The cost of the camp is $75 for both days. $55 for adult members; this year we planing on a kids camp as well held at our Queensland Dojo for juniors age 7 - 11. Date and time forth coming, cost for the kids $20.

A seminar like this for the adults is generally over $200 AJJA is a non-profit group out ot make a change is the Martial Arts Community.


Shihan Chris Bissett - Chief Instructor Jishin-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
Sensei Andy Dobie - President of Jitsu Canada
Sensei Rod Henricks - Head Instructor Inukshuk Bushido Kai in Edmonton
Sensei Malcolm Bale - Head instructor Calgary JuJitsu GMA in Calgary
Guro Joel Huncar - Raven Martial Arts and Huncar Applied Natural Defense Systems
Sensei Kevin D. Lintott - Chief instructor AJJA / Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu
Sensei Trevor Tessier - Head Instructor Panther Management Group
Sensei Tom Gillis - Head Instructor Foothills Training Services

Brochure on Camp of Combat Arts 2009

Poster Camp of Combat Arts 2009

Itinery and Information on Camp 2009

This year we are booking a Private Camp site for attendees and their families only. The site is at the Clearwater Tipi campsite just minutes west of Calgary. You can set up your own tent or trailer or book one of the large Tipi's to stay in. The cost of camping is free for your family however a small donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of the rental. We only ask that you help us clean up the sites prior to us leaving on the last day.

For more information or to book your spot please contact Sensei Lintott

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Meaing of Goshinkan

Goshinkan is composed of three Japanese words: Go, Shin and Kan. As with many Japanese words these have many translations, since the meaning of Japanese words often depends on the situation they are put in.

Go means the five virtues of a warrior, according to Bushido, as well as the five virtues of a Goshin student. It also represents the five steps to a confrontation response, which are: exit or talk, distract, move in, takedown, & hold-down. Lastly, it can be interpreted as hard techniques and movements.

Shin, when combined with Go, creates “self-defense; or protection of the body.

Kan is the hall or school for the stuy of the way. Kan is also the meaning for Canadian Style of Ju-Jitsu.

Goshinkan - is the home of self preservation; home of the strong spirit and school of self-defense.

Goshinkan Ju Jitsu is not a “style” of Ju Jitsu. I find it very hard to say that one individual can invent a style. I believe many people contribute to all martial arts, style or not. I have studied both modern and traditional arts; there is something from every art I have studied in our syllabus. The more we try and refine one set style and claim it as our own the less the art has left. I even wonder how many of the traditional arts I have studied were as accurate as the Sensei said they were. Techniques often have the influence of the Sensei and this is only natural. If you have ever been in a classroom where one person tells a short sentence to the person next to them until the whole group has passed on the sentence, the original topic is completely different than the last person’s topic. That being said, how could one individual pass on a martial art from generation to the next generation and say it never changed?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Directory of Adults holding Ranks in JuJitsu

Goshin Martial Arts has many Jujitsu students who are currently ranked or have been ranked in Goshinkan JuJitsu. Below are links to the Kyu's or Belts that students currently hold or have held. For the master page of ranks click here!

6th Kyu Yellow Belt

5th Kyu Orange Belt

4th Kyu Green Belt

3rd Kyu Blue Belt

2nd Kyu Purple Belt

1st Kyu Brown Belt

Monday, January 5, 2009

PDT Police Defensive Tatics

Goshinkan-Ryu Jujitsu is the basis for many PDT techniques, also know as Police Defensive Techniques. This style of Jujitsu is based on arresting techniques or controlling techniques designed to control subjects with pain and or gross motor over load.

Intrested in taking a PDT course, Sensei Lintott has 20 years experience teacing PPCT a must know system of nerve motor points and pressure points.

Police PPCT History
Although the knowledge of the locations, as well as how to attack the presure points of the human body, has been around for several hundreds of years, fairly recently research in police defense tactics has greatly contributed to a much more scientific understanding of how these pressure points are affected by various methods of contact.

To learn more about PPCT!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Technical Seminars

What are Technical Seminars?

The AJJA puts on several technical seminars throughout the year on a cost recovery basis. The member dojo’s take turns hosting the seminar and we draw on the instructors from each dojo to take turns teaching their style or technical information to help students try various arts. This also provides an opportunity to help improve junior instructors’ teaching abilities.


Places to sleep are provided for the members who are travelling to attend the said event. We usually have a group BBQ and a small party to meet new members and make new friends.


The seminars vary from one to two days. The start time is generally 10AM - 5PM the first day and 11AM - 3PM the second day, with lunch breaks provided on each day. There are photo opportunities at the end of each training day.

Certificates &Promotions:

Certificates are given out for participants at each seminar. If there were any recent promotions at member dojo’s, the instructors have the opportunity to acknowledge their student and give out their own certificates if desired.

Annual Tournament:

Every year the AJJA hosts a Tournament: there are Duo’s categories (self-defense with a partner); weapons categories; empty hand versus weapons; and a sparring tournament. The categories have placements for: beginner; intermediate and advanced. Medals are awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placing in each of the categories.

Award Nominations:

Throughout the year students can be nominated for female and male student of the year. The student must be nominated by another member and seconded by any AJJA instructor. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Newsletter Page. They can be scanned and e-mailed back to AJJA or faxed.