Welcome to Class Notes

Greetings all students of Boca Ju Jutsu. This is a new category designed to assist you in your training. In this area, you will find my notes about dojo teachings, techniques, and critiques on what students can do to make their Waza (techniques)...

About keeping safe during training:

1. Take your Ukemis! Don’t be lazy. Ukemis are what keep you safe from injury.¬† Turn into the wrist being turned during Kote Gaeshi Waza. Place the free hand on the Toris shoulder. Stay on the forward parts of the foot for quick turning ability. Lean forward,...

October 17th, 2019 Class

In this video, pay attention to a particular point (the :57 second mark) in the video. One of the students was applying a kote gaeshi defense, when suddenly the uke evaded the application by pushing the wrist forward to evade it. Once the attempted kote gaeshi fails,...