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Ohio's most experienced, most comprehensive training in Jujitsu and self-defense, period! 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'. We offer evening classes, and monthly seminars on a wide range of topics. Classes are held at the Willoughby Browning Center. All aspects of training are optional and personalized to needs of each student. Our classes emphasize real-world Unarmed Self-Defense training in a relaxed, enjoyable class. NO Previous Experience Or Overpriced Uniform Is Needed.

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. All training is Optional and personalized to needs of each student. Our Jujitsu classes emphasize real-world Unarmed Self-Defense. All classes are taught year-round. Contact instructor directly to join a class already in progress. 

Current Classes by Date : (See Monthly Seminar Details Below)

[Contact Instructor directly to enter training if a session is already in progress] 

           5/24 - 7/5/16, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8PM  

           5/26 - 7/7/16, Thursdays, 6:30 -8PM  

Upcoming Classes by Date (Sign Up EARLY!)

7/12 - 8/23/16, Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8PM (Register NOW!)

7/14 - 8/25/16, 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.

Willoughby Classes - To Register, CALL 440-953-4200, Mon. thru Friday, 7:30am - 4:15pm. To Sign UpOnline Go to:, click on Parks & Recreation tab on top > (right hand margin) Register for Programs Online > Register for Activities, then follow it through 2016 Spring Summer Programs > Adult Enrichment > Jujitsu and Jujitsu Seminars. Yeah!! Get enriched!

Willoughby Browning Center, 38032 Brown Ave. (off Rt 20/Euclid Ave. & Rt 84), Willoughby, OH 44094. Complete class details are viewable and downloadable from online brochure at (Parks & Recreation tab on top).

A uniform and all aspects of training are optional. We personalize the instruction for you. Jujitsu training, like real self-defense, should not be one-size-fits-all. We teach real Jujitsu. Try a class for just six or seven weeks, or a 2-hour Sunday seminar. No Contracts or Lengthy commitments. No prior experience or overpriced uniforms required. You can attend any or all classes, and you are always welcome to make up missed classes during each session.

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.

We teach in a realistic and straightforward manner. No fluff. No flying side kicks. No overly complicated tricks that may look good in demonstrations, but that will land you on your butt in a real confrontation.We stick to business. 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 . Get a hold now of fun, safe, exciting and realistic training 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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