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(Also See Class and Training FAQ and The Meaning of TETSU-DO-KAN in Pages above)

Ohio's most experienced, most comprehensive training in Jujitsu and self-defense! By the only instructor trained in Japan and South America. Voted Top 10 Martial Arts in Clev-Akron area Two Years in a Row. Our classes cost HALF or less what others charge because we teach in existing community facilities, not in high-rent commercial studios. Year-round classes are held at the Willoughby Browning Center (Parks & Recreation Program). All training is optional and personalized to needs of each student. Our classes emphasize real-world Unarmed Self-Defense training in a relaxed, enjoyable environment. NO Previous Experience Or Overpriced Uniform Needed.

Current Classes: [If a session has already begun, Contact Instructor directly on this site, at, or on our Facebook page to be able to enter training] 

 Upcoming Classes: (Sign Up EARLY!)

           9/6 - 10/18/16, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8PM (Register NOW!)

           9/8 - 10/20/16, Thursdays, 6:30 - 8PM (Register NOW!)

Register for two sessions and receive a 20% Discount. (One person both classes, or two persons same or different classes). ALSO, 30% OFF Optional training uniform. Or just wear any loose, comfortable clothing. 

Registration (Online, Phone, etc.) begins Monday, Aug. 15th. To Register, CALL 440-953-4200, Mon. thru Friday, 7:30am - 4:15pm. To Sign Up Online Go to: (Parks & Recreation tab on top  > (right hand margin) Register for Programs Online > Register for Activities, then follow it through 2016 Fall Programs > Adult Enrichment > Jujitsu. Yeah!! Get enriched! 

Willoughby Browning Center, 38032 Brown Ave. (off Rt 20/Euclid Ave. & Rt 84), Willoughby, OH 44094. Complete class details can be seen in online brochure at (Parks & Recreation tab on top).

We've been teaching for over 30 years in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga and Summit Counties, including 15 years at Lakeland College, and Cuyahoga Community College, as well as for the Cities of Mentor, Painesville, Willowick, Mayfield, South Euclid, and Hudson. Countless students and instructors from all over Northeast Ohio and the Midwest, as well as from across the nation and overseas, have come to us for Jujitsu, self-defense, grappling and weapons' instruction.

To get an idea of the wide range of our training, see over 500 pictures on this site, and on our Facebook page at (please Like Us). For questions or suggestions about group or corporate classes, seminars or any aspect of training, feel free to contact us at, on this site or on Facebook. Click on our Youtube video at to see a brief demo on use of the Hanbo (3-Foot Staff), one of the Optional Jujitsu weapons that we practice. 

We personalize the instruction for you. Jujitsu training, like real self-defense, should not be one-size-fits-all. We teach real Jujitsu. Get your feet wet with a short six or seven week session. No Contracts or Lengthy commitments. You can register for either or both classes, and you are always welcome to make up missed classes during each session.

We teach in a realistic and straightforward manner. No fluff. No flying side kicks. No overly complicated tricks that look good in demonstrations, but will land you on your butt in a real confrontation.Our training is based on the latest, most scientific, most widely researched training methods available.

The essence of Jujitsu training is about personal survival and self-defense, and perfecting your technique and yourself as a human being. Start your own fun, safe, exciting and realistic training now in the world's most effective form of self-defense. Strengthen your mind, body and spirit as you gain greater confidence than ever before. Get in shape, lose weight, and have fun learning a useful skill that will serve you throughout your life. We provide you with unique training with extraordinary results! Absolutely NOTHING is held back. Others can't teach what they don't know. We offer you an Experience, not just mindless repetition. Don't settle for less! Join a totally friendly group where newcomers are always welcome. Come train with us today.

Our Meetup Group: Tetsudokan Jujitsu encourages you to become involved in our discussions, training and other planned events. Interested members can interact on all levels of Jujitsu. Some members regularly attend our classes or seminars, while others come to our Meetup events. We explore techniques, methods of training, the future of Jujitsu, what makes Jujitsu the world's most effective form of self-defense and related aspects of MMA, BJJ, TaihoJutsu (Japanese Police Self-Defense), Kenjutsu (Sword), Ninjutsu and other martial arts, as well as Japanese language and culture.

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