About Us

We believe that a martial artist is more than just having good technique.

So we designed our modern jujutsu style for ordinary people to use in the real world.

What does that mean?

The techniques and skills we teach are specifically designed to enable students to protect themselves and stay safe within a short time.

Since it’s better not to be in a circumstance requiring physical skills in the first place, we make sure that our students learn how to to prevent or reduce conflict using interpersonal skills.  The aim is to develop the individual holistically.

A complete system of self-defence

We include personal development skills in the syllabus alongside the technical, and our students–the young ones included!–are encouraged to take ownership of their own progress.  Healthy relationships with others are one of the many positive side-effects.

Developing our own instructors is both part of this system and something all students are encouraged to participate in for the fuller benefits the experience brings.


Technically, our style is jujutsu, but because the foundations of Gendai Jujutsu have their origins in different styles of martial arts, it may be described as a ‘mixed’ style (MMA). However, while some modern MMA styles may be classified as ‘sport’, Gendai Jujutsu is non-competitive and designed for life outside a training hall.

Our modern jujutsu is focused on self-defence. Its foundations are primarily in traditional Japanese jujutsu and Chinese kung fu styles, underpinned with the time-honoured values and principles of these ancient arts, such as discipline and respectful behaviour toward self and others.

Gendai Jujutsu incorporates the speed and power in striking defences, easy-to-apply jujutsu escapes and releases from the most common forms of attack, basic ground defence, understanding conflict scenarios–including how to avoid them, and weapons defence.

Our sister school, Evolution Jujutsu, with whom our training system was and continues to be developed, is located in Lindfield on Sydney’s North Shore.

Our Instructors

It is an incredible accomplishment to achieve a Black Belt, but it takes much more than being a highly-proficient martial artist to be a great teacher of it.

We provide both:  great martial artists who are great teachers.

Our instructors undergo a minimum of 12 months’ training in our highly-regarded Instructor Program.  In addition, they are encouraged to broaden their skills, with many achieving high rankings in styles such as Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Judo and Taekwondo.

Our lead instructors have a minimum grade level of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt), are bound by our Rules of the Dojo, and observe the Australian Ju-Jitsu Association’s Code of Conduct.

But most importantly, with our limit on class sizes, our amazing instructors are able to focus on each student to ensure they get the most out of every session.

It is also mandatory that our instructors have as much fun as their students (it’s a lot.)