Q. Do I have to have any experience?

A. No, we train based on your current abilities.

Q. Is this like MMA?

A. No, this is a traditional art. We do NOT strike to the face.

Q. Will I get hurt?

A. As with all arts (and sports), there is always a risk. We make training at a safe level our main priority.

Q. What age children do you train?

A. With the techniques used, we train  anyone older than 14. This is due to the risk of a young mind not realizing the possibility of inflicting injury on a fellow student with simple techniques.

Q. When will I get promoted in rank?

A. NEVER ask that question. It is about goals and improving your skill-set, not the color of your belt.

Q. How long should I take Ju-Jitsu?

A. Any martial art is a lifelong commitment. Maintaining muscle memory for self-defense is crucial.

Q. What if I have questions that are not listed here?

A. Contact Sensei Brian on his mobile phone: 410-925-6035.

Q. Is Ju Jitsu a sport?

A. No, it is an art.

Q. What types of arts (Ryu) does this encompass?

A. Judo, Aikido and Karate

Q. Is there a membership or commitment?

A. No, it’s month to month

Q. Does this self-defense work in real life?

A. Yes, Sensei Brian has used his training in self-defense a few times in the past fifteen years to defend himself.

Q. What “takeaways” will I get from this class?

A. Confidence, respect, honor and the ability to defend yourself and your family.

 Q. Where did Ju Jitsu come from?

A. Its origins can arguably be traced to Buddhist monks of India, Jiu-Jitsu (sometimes referred to as ‘Ju-Jitsu’) in its now modern form comes from Japan. This art was a battlefield art of the Samurai of Japan.

Q. Where did Judo come from?

A. It’s founder,  is Kanō Jigorō, (Jigoro Kano, 1860-1938), born in Shinnosuke.

If you are interested in learning more about Ho’on Dojo, Ju Jitsu or martial arts training, please contact us.