Ju-Jitsu Books
by George Kirby




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 JUJITSU: BASIC TECHNIQUES OF THE GENTLE ART – EXPANDED EDITION Black Belt Books #520 © 2011 [original ©1983]

     Long before Brazilian jiu-jitsu came to the United States, George Kirby wrote a book that would shape America’s understanding of jujitsu for decades to come. --Black Belt

     This was the first book I wrote for Black Belt Books, published in 1983. Presenting techniques that will take you through Green Belt and many of the techniques required for the Blue and Purple Belt exams, this book will help you lay a good foundation for future growth in the art. This book also goes into the basic technical principles and philosophy behind the art of Budoshin Jujitsu. This expanded edition updates this classic book to meet the current standards for Budoshin Jujitsu almost thirty years later. It also provides a greater in-depth background of the art for the beginning or intermediate student.

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What’s different in this expanded edition

  • New introduction and conclusion

  • Techniques have Japanese names in addition to English names

  • Detailed history of Budoshin Jujitsu

  • Comprehensive biography of Sensei Jack Seki Haywood

  • Rephrasing of some technique description for easier learning

  • Inclusion of Instructional Sequences with cross reference to specific techniques in my first three books and my 8-dvd black belt home study videos

  • Updated belt exams up through Ikkyu [1st kyu brown belt]

  • Expanded glossary

 

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JUJITSU:Intermediate Techniques of the Gentle Art - Ohara Publications #441 ©1985. OUT OF PRINT!! BUT I HAVE SOME COPIES!!

Presents techniques up through Sankyu, maneuvering strategies, variations of techniques, dealing with multiple attackers, and information on testing through Shodan.
255 pages.

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JUJITSU NERVE TECHNIQUES: The Invisible Weapon of Self Defense Black Belt Books #473 ©2001. OUT OF PRINT!!

 Analyzes and charts the human body's multitude of nerve and pressure points - and then presents a wide variety of submission and control techniques that utilize pain induction to bring an attacker under your control with minimal or no injury! A fascinating study of the human body as both weapon and target, complete with extensive photosequences, detailed technique breakdowns and scientifically compiled nerve and pressure-point charts. Also deals with philosophical issues of adding Jujitsu nerve techniques to your art. An excellent reference and learning resource. 234 pages.

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ADVANCED JUJITSU: The Science Behind the Gentle Art- Black Belt Books #482 ©2006. HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW YOUR SENSEI SEEMS TO CAPTURE AND REDIRECT HIS OPPONENT’S ENERGY SO EFFECTIVELY AND EFFORTLESSLY? In this new book from American Ju-Jitsu Association (AJA) co-founder George Kirby, you will learn why and how your sensei seems to have access to strength and energy that goes beyond his verbal explanations. Transcending the mere memorization of kata, forms and techniques, Kirby takes you into advanced concepts that will actually simplify your training, help you learn new techniques faster and grant you deeper access to the inner workings of jujitsu. These concepts can be applied to the entire spectrum of martial arts, as they address the fundamentals of technique, physics, anatomy, relaxation, humility, self-confidence and open-mindedness. More than a mere technical manual, Advanced Jujitsu: The Science Behind the Gentle Art is an insightful guide to the fundamental concepts that can transform the martial arts practitioner into a martial artist—or even the sensei. 131 pages.

“In this book, George continues his tradition of presenting martial arts theories in a clear manner so that other martial artists can learn. Like his other books, many of the ideas presented can be applied to martial arts other than jujitsu. This book concentrates on meditation and the physics of body movement in the martial arts. Professor Kirby also shows how these two topics can be brought together to help all martial artists grow in their own arts.
Professor Wally Jay
Jujitsu Instructor of the Year, 1969
Black Belt Hall of Fame





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JUJITSU FIGURE-4 LOCKS; Submission Holds of the Gentle Art - Black Belt Books ©2009. Did you know that 90-95% of the locks, holds, & submissions in Jujitsu are figure-4 locks? Did you know that all figure-4 locks have four common characteristics and have only four basic steps to completion? Jujitsu Figure-4 Locks will take you deep inside the theory and concepts of figure-4 locks and then also provide some direct examples & applications of this "simple" hold. Once you master the concepts your ability to come up with more effective figure-4 locks will be limited only by your skills and a solid understanding of the theory of this devastating lock! . This book is also an excellent sequel to Advanced Jujitsu [above]

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JUTTE: Japanese Power of Ten Hands Weapons - Ohara Publications #452 ©1987. OUT OF PRINT -- COLLECTOR’S ITEM!! Covers origin, history & theory regarding use of the Jutte. Contains a large number of applied techniques. 255 pages. Current price is $71-170+ depending on condition if you can find it. I do NOT have any copies for sale. Check with Amazon.com as they occasionally have used copies at $71+ [up to $150].

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BUDOSHIN JUJITSU: The "Big Book" - George Kirby, 6th ed ©2003. Available as a pdf download! Compilation of Professor Kirby's notes on over 850 techniques and variations that compose the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu system. [Sorry, no pictures or drawings.] Techniques are cross-referenced & indexed to all of my Ohara books, Panther Production video DVDs, Student & Black Belt Handbooks, and examinations. Using the "bookmarks" or "Find" function in the pdf version allows you to quickly find any particular technique. This is an excellent resource for the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu sensei, higher ranks & anyone who wants to add an encyclopedia of techniques to their martial arts library. 197 pages. File download version is in .pdf format & requires Adobe Reader [free online], Adobe Acrobat, or other software that reads .pdf files.  .pdf file[s] may be sent to you via www.yousendit.com .


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BUDOSHIN JU-JITSU STUDENT HANDBOOK- 9th ed. © Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Dojo -- 2012 [revised]. This is an excellent resource for every student who really wants to learn the art in a coherent manner. It is used in Prof. Kirby's dojo and for BJJY belt testing up through Ikkyu. Contents deal with such items as belt-rank requirements and tests for mudansha grades, as well as standards for student behavior inside outside the dojo. In this new 9th edition the belt-rank sequences are now cross-referenced to all of my published books as applicable and my 8-DVD Black Belt Home Study Course. 41+ pages. [Free with your BJJY membership.]

FREE for current BJJY Members. Contact Prof. Kirby if you need a copy.

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BUDOSHIN JU-JITSU YUDANSHAKAI BLACK BELT HANDBOOK - 3rd ed. © Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Dojo -- 2007.  This is THE RESOURCE for yudansha grade candidates. It contains all the information and procedures you'll need to know to test for Black Belt grades up through Judan. This 3rd edition contains additional kata & waza requirements plus other new requirements for Shodan through Godan grades. 80 pages. Available in pdf format ONLY!
FREE for current BJJY Members Nikyu or higher. Contact Prof. Kirby if you need a copy.

Black Belt Handbook pdf download: . . . $12.95 [no s&h as a pdf download]
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UPDATED FOR 2013!
KOKORO - All back Issues of BJJY Quarterly Newsletter bound together -- Current BJJY members get  all back issues of Kokoro at a $6 discount!! Kokoro is the BJJY quarterly [but usually 8-11 issues per year] newsletters containing questions to Prof. Kirby from students [and other martial artists] and his answers, news items and frequent editorials. The 2013 edition has 837 pages of solid information [Q&As, editorials, theory, technique clarifications with pix, etc.] for anyone interested in Ju-Jitsu and Budoshin Ju-Jitsu in particular. Issues go all the way back to vol.1, issue #1, January, 1994 through Volume 20 [2013]. This collection is updated annually, which means in will get bigger and bigger! Using the "bookmarks" or "Find" function in the pdf version allows you to quickly find any specific issue of Kokoro or any particular reference topic. File download version is in .pdf format & requires Adobe Reader [free online], Adobe Acrobat, or other software that reads .pdf files. This large 66mb pdf file will be sent to you via www.hightail.com ..

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