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Liikan Jitsu Club and Ju Jutsu Profile

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Liikan Jitsu is a Self-defence, conflict intervention, personal security and risk management system based on 'Ju Jutsu with a taste of Kung Fu and a touch of Kyusho'

The Club 

We are a group of friendly and open minded people from a wide spectrum of ages and cultural backgrounds, who train together in a spirit of mutual friendship, support and co-operation to develop our skills and ability to avoid, prevent and manage conflicts, but if and when necessary, defend ourselves, our families and friends. 

What we practice is not a sport, even though friendly competition is an essential part of the training process. Nor is it about gratuitous violence and aggression. It is about having fun and keeping fit and healthy in the process of self-defence training. We believe in 'Peace and Compassion through Strength and Understanding'.

'From Jiu Jitsu & Kung Fu to Liikan Jitsu & Kyusho Do,  

Effective & Realistic Training 

in a  Modern Style and School for Modern Day Society.'  


The Martial Arts Style

Our system is firmly rooted in the traditional arts and particularly well founded in Japanese Jiu Jitsu, but does not limit itself to them. Indeed we try to continually review and update both our knowledge and our system from any available source as we deem appropriate, be it traditional martial arts or modern psychology and security management. 

Liikan Jitsu is a personal security system that includes conflict intervention and management, security supervision and risk management. It is originally and primarily derived from Japanese Jiu Jitsu (Ju Jutsu) and Shorinji Kempo by the head of the Tokyo police force in Japan at that time. More recently it has been strongly influenced by Chinese Kung Fu and other arts such as Kali / Escrima. We are also actively involved in the study of Kyusho (Vital Points) as a companion art and supplementary training under the auspices of Kyusho International. 

Liikan Jitsu also incorporates Bio-Energy Training (Chi Kung & Meditation) and modern professional disciplines such as Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), conflict management (from schoolyard to boardroom), criminology, security and risk management. The teaching and training process is based on traditional methods, but has been updated for consistency with modern pedagogical methods. All contain vital skills and knowledge for any serious high-level practitioner of the arts that are integrated into the training and study programme.

From KungFu to Kyusho Jitsu

Break-falling and Break-dancing to ChiKung, NLP and Parkour,

Fiendish Finglish Fun for all the Family!


The Training Programme

The Liikan school of Ju Jutsu utilises foot and hand strikes, throws and lock-holds and includes ground fighting and  Close Quarter Combat in general. Senior level training includes both unarmed and armed defence against both unarmed and armed assailants and 'Chi Kung' energy practice for both health and fighting applications. We are also actively involved in the study of Kyusho (Vital Points) as a companion art and supplementary training under the auspices of Kyusho International. To this end many members also participate in the Helsinki Kyusho Study Group, part of Kyusho Finland.

Throws and other such grappling training that require ‘Tatame’ (Judo Mats) and crash mats for safety purposes are practised only at our  training halls that are suited for that purpose.

Training sessions at other venues (without Judo Mats) are focused on fitness and practical self-defence techniques and skills, including kick-boxercise training with target pads, kick shields, speed balls and any other useful training tools and methods such as (martial) parkour style and body awareness, control and mobility skills that are feasible at the centre. Other types of training, such as Kyusho Do, Chi Kung and NLP may also be conducted for the more mature students that are interested.  Etiquette and how to behave is of course, an important part of all our training, particularly in respect to conflict prevention and management and even criminology, security and risk management. 

In the summer, weather permitting, we train outdoors around the local forests and lake areas for fresh air and inspiration in a more natural environment. 


Club instructors' profile

Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu & Martial Arts training in general: Training since 1982 (>30 years), teaching own clubs (3) since 1987 (25 years). Kyusho Study Group Leader since 2010.

Security supervision and doorman experience.

Security guarding in shops, acting as both guard and store detective (vahtimestari).

Qualified vocational teacher & lecturer for Higher Education specialising in Security, Risk and Business Management.


Seeing is believing!

Seeing is believing so they say but, Confucius reportedly said that 'I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand'.  Sometimes however, you would be wise to watch, listen and even have faith if you don't want to get hurt by the more direct, experiential learning process. 

We have provided a huge variety of extra information  and previews via several websites, from Meetup to Facebook, created for specific purposes. You can find a list of and links to these from our pages section.

We also have a YouTube channel with a large number of promotional videos / vid-clips to give you a preview and insight into our training activities and Liikan Jitsu Club in Action. As a quick peek, you might find this video illuminating as to some of our core training activities.

Heyday Soup!

We look forward to training with you.

/ Liikan Jitsu Club ry.


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