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November Newsletter 11/13/08

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This month's issue includes:

1. Latest Budoshin News: Great Training Days!

2. Self-defense Tip of the Month: Wisdom of the Masters

3. Jujitsu Technique of the Month: Jujitsu Knee-strike

4. Up-coming Seminars and Events: Advance Your Training.

5. Our Classes: Come Visit a Budoshin Jujitsu Dojo.

1. Latest Budoshin News

Camp Budoshin 2008 was held October 11th and turned out to be a great day of martial arts training. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot from the many experienced instructors that were there. About 50 participants attended the four 90-minute training sessions held over the course of the day.

We've got big plans for 2009, so stay tuned. We will have regular updates in this newsletter.

Now, on to the good stuff...

2. Self-defense Tip of the Month

Wisdom of the Masters!

I've got something a little different for you this month. I call it, "Wisdom of the Masters." It's important to know that a deep understanding of the martial arts doesn't just come from learning techniques. There are important bits of wisdom that everyone should know that can only come from the experiences of those who have come before.

So, I am starting a new series of the "10 Most Important Lessons of the Martial Arts." This month is

Lesson #1: Trust Your Instincts

Click on the link to check it out. I think you will find it "entertaining!"

[Don't forget your sense of humor.]

3. Jujitsu Technique of the Month: Defense Against a Grab & Punch

Like I always say, simple is better. A grab and punch is a common street attack, and you must be able to avoid and attack back quickly.

This technique is a variation of the Shoulder-lock Takedown. I have added a knee strike to distract the attacker and to set up the shoulder lock. But even with the addition of the strike, it is still basically only TWO steps; Strike & Lock. That makes this version of the jujitsu shoulder-lock takedown easy to learn, easy to remember, and easy to execute in a pressure situation. [The submission is optional, depending on whether you NEED to control the opponent, or just escape the scene.]

So, go watch the video and read the full explanation of this technique. Click on the Title Link, above, or copy and paste the following address into your browser:

Let me know what you think.

4. Up-coming Seminars and Events

The next session of the

"Combat Jujitsu Boot Camp"

Taught by Mark Jordan

is set to begin:

Dates: Monday, January 26 through Thursday, February 26, 2009.
Location: Studio City

This program is only offered four times a year. This is a Full Month of the Most Intense Training Available Anywhere!

Get the same hand-to-hand combat training as military Special Operations Forces. Nothing compares to what is offered in this course. I Guaranteed it!

Click on this link to Find Out How to Register for Training, Right Now!

This training is the Best! It's as plain as that.

The next one-day seminar for the Studio City dojo will probably be scheduled for some time in March '09. I have a great series of "finishing moves" that everyone has been asking for. More information will be provided in upcoming newsletters.

Other events:

Nov. 22,'08: AJA W. REGION FREESTLYE KATA TOURNAMENT. Date & So Calif location TBD. Contact Steve Pendergrass for more information.

Visit the website for more details and contact information:

5. Our Classes: Come Visit a Budoshin Jujitsu Dojo

Come visit, or join our classes. You will enjoy the benefit of enhancing your present training with our instruction in Traditional Japanese Jujutsu.

North Hollywood (Studio City) Location: Harvard-Westlake High School, 3700 Coldwater Canyon.
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Saturday mornings, 9:00 Am to Noon.

Santa Clarita (Canyon Country) Location: North Oaks Park,
27824 N. Camp Plenty Rd.
Monday and Thursday evenings, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Find out more about the Santa Clarita dojo at:

Our Studio City location also offers courses in:

Combat Jujitsu

Essential Self-Defense (10-Lesson Course)

And Coming Soon! American Judo: the ultimate in MMA training.

Go to

Visit the website for more information on the courses we offer.

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November Newsletter 11/13/08