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Ohio's most experienced, most comprehensive training in Authentic Japanese Jujitsu and Self-Defense! 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 New DAVID E. ANDERSON CENTER (Parks & Recreation Program), next to the new YMCA Westend bldg. 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. We follow all Covid safety protocol in training.

Current Classes: [To start training if a session has already begun, Contact Instructor here, at jstrans1@yahoo.com, or on our Facebook page] (9-Week Sessions, NO long commitments):

Upcoming Classes (Sign Up EARLY) You may register for Tues. or Thursday class, or both (20% Off).

3/16 - 5/11/21, Tuesdays, 6:30 -7:45PM (Current Session ending next week)

3/18 - 5/13/21, Thursdays, 6:30 -7:45PM

5/25 - 7/20/21, Tuesdays, 6:30 -7:45PM

5/27 - 7/22/21, Thursdays, 6:30 -7:45PM

8/3 - 9/28/21, Tuesdays, 6:30 -7:45PM

8/5 - 9/30/21, Thursdays, 6:30 -7:45PM

NO uniform required. Just wear any loose, sturdy, comfortable clothing. To Register, CALL 440-953-4200, Mon. thru Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm. To Sign Up Online Go to: http://www.willoughbyohio.activityreg.com (Parks & Recreation > Register for Activities > 2021 Programs > Jujitsu - Tetsudokan. Yeah!!

David E. Anderson Center, 36939 Ridge Road (off Rt 20/Euclid Ave. & Rt 84), Willoughby, OH 44094. 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 http://www.facebook.com/Tetsudokan.Jujitsu (please Like Us). For questions or suggestions about group or corporate classes, seminars or any aspect of training, feel free to contact us here, at jstrans1@yahoo.com, or on Facebook. Click on our Youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6i26ye5jQw to see a brief demo on use of the Hanbo (3-Foot Staff), one of the Optional Jujitsu weapons that we practice. Our main emphasis is on Unarmed Self-Defense.

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 nine-week session. No Contracts or Lengthy commitments.


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 those pandemic pounds, 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.

Past events (8)

JUJITSU Meetup, Monday, May 23rd!

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Clev. Jujitsu Meetup on Jan. 19th, Wed.!!

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Cleveland Jujitsu Meetup on Wednesday, Oct. 20th!!

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Cleveland Jujitsu September 1st Meetup!

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