Here at the Tiger’s Den we teach two forms of jiu-jitsu; a traditional based self defence style called
Jukoshin Ryu Jiu-jitsu and a grappling system, Combined Grappling Arts (CGA), which is based on
the now very popular Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. These two styles, when learned and combined, provide very effective self defence in standing encounters
and those that go to the ground. You will find our classes friendly and inviting, with the focus on the students and helping them learn the
techniques within these two systems.
Jukoshin Ryu Jiu-jitsu
Jukoshin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu was founded by Soke Bryan Cheek, (10th Dan Jiu-jitsu,
8th Dan Kobudo, 7th Dan Judo) in 2003. Jukoshin Ryu Jiu-jitsu is recognized as a modern western martial art, with Japanese origins, and is
accepted as such by the International Society of Headfounders and Headmasters. Jukoshin Ryu - Spirit of Gentle and Strong - Jiu Jitsu is
now playing a major role in the family of martial arts, this is due to its very practical, efficient and no-nonsense techniques, devised
over some 30 years by Soke Bryan Cheek. With its emphasis on the 5 S's - Skill - Speed - Stamina - Suppleness and Strength, this system
appeals to students that require a self defence strategy that really works.
Jukoshin Ryu also provides a variety of techniques second to none, which enables all types of students to succeed, and to become
proficient in this combat art. Throws - Locks - Pressure Points - Strikes - Kicks - Grappling and weapons training are all included in the vast syllabus available. It uses many
traditional techniques, which have been tried and tested, and also many modern combat formulas, which make this style progressive yet
A uniform standard of training around the world is required of all participants within Jukoshin Ryu, with particular emphasis on all Dan
gradings. These are monitored and controlled by the International Grading Committee consisting of members from ten different countries, ensuring
a worldwide standard at Black Belt level.
Combined Grappling Arts – CGA
(Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Style Grappling)
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) style grappling that I teach answers the questions of how to deal with someone who is punching and/or kicking you,
what to do to take someone to the ground, how to react if someone takes you to the ground, and what to do once you are on the ground. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
style grappling is best described as a game of chess using one’s body. The object of it is to use techniques involving the use of leverage and
positioning of one’s body to effectively control your opponent so that they cannot attack you, but you can attack them. The goal of it is to force
your opponent to give up due to the application of a finishing hold also known as a submission. Submissions, as they are commonly referred to, are
joint-locks (holds that threaten to hyper extend a joint), or chokes.
When we spar and a submission hold is applied, the person caught in the submission signals that they give up by tapping their opponent’s body. It is
through this system that we can train at full strength and speed without serious injury. It is also this ability to practice while going “all out” and
“full contact” with a fully resisting opponent, which makes the training effective, and rewarding.
The grappling techniques taught here are ideal for both sport and self-defence. Sport grappling and self-defence grappling are similar yet different in
many ways. We make sure you know the difference in how to preform the techniques so that they will work for you on the mat and on the street.