George Kirby BBmag

Let’s get straight to the point! You’d like to earn your black belt in Budoshin Jujitsu or expand and improve your skill level by learning elements of this traditional Japanese martial art. Well, I’m willing to help you reach your goal[s].  With your patience and dedication I believe you can succeed in both. 


Welcome to the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai website. You’re reading this because you want to learn more about this traditional martial art, [which also forms the core of BJJ and MMA,]  possibly securing your black belt and maybe teach the art to others. I’m here to help you reach your goals. 


I’m George Kirby, 10th dan Budoshin Ju-Jitsu; teaching traditional Japanese ju-jitsu since 1967. I created the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai [BJJY] in 1994 to help you learn and master Budoshin JuJitsu. I am offering you a solid instructional program supported by today’s technology.



This website is different because it presents an instructional program in traditional jujitsu – – geared to your success – – rather than being just dojo or organization website.


It’s also geared to fine-tuning some of the skills you already have.  The Technical Helps page is a library of instructional resources to help you become more proficient  in jujitsu or your own martial art. [Click HERE for link.]


This website will provide you with all the information you’ll need to secure your success in Budoshin Jujitsu. Although it may seem challenging at first, it will become easier as you progress in the art. 

Yes, I have been teaching Ju-Jitsu for over 55 years as an avocation, but I am also a retired fully credentialed public school teacher who 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, [my “kids”] with a totally transparent educational process. I worked with my “kids” so they could succeed  – – – and succeed well because that was my responsibility as their teacher.

My responsibility, as your sensei, will be to actively help you succeed because that is my responsibility to you.


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,  makes 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 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 1992 you were simply just out of luck.

In 1992 the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Black Belt Home Study Course was released by Panther Productions and the martial arts world has never been the same. In addition, one technological innovation after another helped develop the instructional support program that exists today. Even now, 30+ years later, the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu online program continues to be the technological leader in the martial arts community:
–All training videos up through 5th dan are available as mp4 files. [The Black Belt Home Study Course is also available in dvd].
–Additional training helps on YouTube [and Hightail for qualified BJJY members].
–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 all belt levels.
–Fast email responses [usually within 24 hours] to your emailed questions or concerns.

–Implementation of Zoom technology in 2020 for periodic workshops  publicly posted on YouTube under “Budoshin Jujitsu”.

–Belt tests below sankyu [3rd brown belt] are done via video & submitted online.

–Brown and black belt testing is done “live” using  Zoom.

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All of this will provide you with a uniquely personal and highly efficient instructional program to help you master 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. There are no secrets and there will be no surprises.



Check out the details. If you have questions just click HERE. I’ll answer them promptly.

I’m here to help you succeed because YOU CAN DO IT


Most cordially, 

George Kirby

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