Welcome to the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai website. You’re reading this because you’re curious about Budoshin Ju-Jitsu or want to learn this traditional martial art, hopefully securing your black belt and teaching the art to others. Well, I’m here to help you reach your goals. 


My name is George Kirby, 10th dan Budoshin Ju-Jitsu. I’ve been teaching traditional Japanese ju-jitsu since 1967. I created the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai [BJJY] to help you master Budoshin JuJitsu for self-defense and earn your rank in this traditional martial art. I am offering you a solid instructional program based upon training and tradition supported by today’s technology to help you reach your goals in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu.




This website is different because it’s not a dojo website or organization website. This website presents an instructional program in traditional jujitsu – – geared to your success. 


This website has all the information you will need — up front. I don’t like “surprises” or “hidden stuff” in instructional programs and you won’t find anything like that here. I want you to succeed. And to succeed I have to be honest with you. So I apologize if there’s a lot of detail in this website but it’s because I want you to be fully informed. At first it may seem like a lot of material to absorb. However, as you advance in Budoshin Jujitsu you’ll realize that there’s a logical sequence of learning, everything falls into place, and advancing in the art becomes an easy process for you as you develop newer skills based on skills you’ve already learned.


Yes, I have been teaching Ju-Jitsu for over 50 years as an avocation, but I am also a retired fully credentialled public school teacher who has designed instructional programs, trained future teachers and served as a resource for those who wished to improve their teaching skills as I continued to improve mine. This continuous training, sense of professionalism, and desire to provide my public school students with a totally transparent educational process has carried over into how I will help you learn and master Budoshin Ju-Jitsu. 

My responsibility, as your sensei, will be to serve as your guide and support you as you master the art of Budoshin Ju-Jitsu.



Budoshin Ju-Jitsu is based on the teachings of Jack “Sanzo” Seki and a lineage tracing back through Ibaragi Toshifusa [1597-1677], founder of Kito-Ryu Ju-Jitsu, and Takagi Orieman Shigenbudo [1615-1711], founder of Yoshin Ryu Ju-Jitsu. The strong emphasis on self-defense, efficient and smooth movement, and an inherent philosophy of honor, respect, self-control, and non-violence, has made Budoshin Ju-Jitsu an extremely effective martial art – even in today’s world. Experienced practitioners of Budoshin Ju-Jitsu can subtly thwart an attack with minimal effort, create varying degrees of pain to subdue and control an assailant with little or no injury, or severely injure and incapacitate a violent attacker if necessary – all within a few seconds. Ju-Jitsu is the parent art of most of today’s martial arts and trends. Ju-Jitsu is used by military, law-enforcement and protective-service agencies throughout the world. It has survived through the ages because it is such an effective form of self-defense. 


Ideally the best situation would be for you to learn Budoshin Ju-Jitsu in a dojo with a qualified instructor. But until the mid 1990’s you were just out of luck.



The Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Black Belt Home Study Course was released by Panther Productions in 1992 and the martial arts world has never been the same. The acceptance and use of one technological innovation after another helped develop the strong and modern instructional support program that exists today. Even now, 28 years later, the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu program continues to be the technological leader in the martial arts community.
–All belt-rank training videos are available as mp4 files for quick & easy downloading. [The Black Belt Home Study Course is also available in dvd and mp4 format].
–Mp4 technique videos are available up through 5th dan.
–Additional training helps on YouTube.
–Techniques in all books and videos are cross-referenced to the Student and Black Belt Handbooks so you’ll know exactly what techniques are required at various belt levels.
–Rapid response emails [usually within 24 hours] to your emailed questions or concerns.

–Implementation of Zoom technology for periodic workshops open to the entire martial arts community.
–All belt tests can be done via video & submitted online. I try to get an audio evaluation back to you within 1-3 days.



All of this provides you with a uniquely personal and highly efficient instructional program to help you learn Budoshin Ju-Jitsu no matter where you are in the world. All you need is a training partner and a safe workout area/mats. You will always know where you are, where you’re going, and what you’ll have to do to get there. I’m here, eager to help you succeed in meeting your goals in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu because that’s my responsibility as your sensei.


Check out the details. If you have questions just click HERE. I’ll answer your question[s] promptly. Begin your journey towards becoming a Black Belt in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu.
I’m here to help you succeed.
You can do it! 

Most cordially,
George Kirby