McKenna TaeKwon-Do & Jiu-Jitsu

Established 1983

875 Main Street, Unit 3, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia  B2W 3V2

Phone:  462-KICK (5425)


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Jiu-Jitsu, the "gentle, yielding art", was the empty-handed form of close combat used by the Samurai warrior, and is the oldest Japanese form of self defense.  Students will learn practical street applications of Jiu-Jitsu to meet situations of attack for today's needs.

Grappling Arm Lock


Wrist Lock Throw

The Jiu-Jitsu student develops a great variety of responses to any given situation.  Emphasis is placed upon learning to escape from holds (muggings), and on immobilization of the attacker.  Students concentrate on real-life street attacks - such as muggings; knife, gun and club attacks; fighting from the ground, and much more.

Jiu-Jitsu teaches you to confuse and control opponents by using their strengths and weaknesses to your advantage.  Control of the attacker is gained through kuzushi (off-balancing), joint locks, holds, throws, strikes and kicks.

The combination of these techniques, along with the ability to adapt to a variety of situations, creates an extremely effective form of self defense.


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