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Recreation Zone
by Patty Sullivan
Recreation Program Coordinator
Boulder City Parks & Recreation Department

Jujitsu “The Gentle Art”

Often referred to as “The Gentle Art,” jujitsu is a system of self-defense designed to overcome aggression through the utilization of escapes, joint manipulations, throws, and constriction techniques.

Relying on fundamental principles of balance rather than strength, jujitsu is ideally suited to everyone, regardless of age, sex, or physical abilities. The techniques are intended to address all forms of aggression, yet provide the defender with the ability to determine the level of response appropriate for the circumstances encountered. Students are taught a system of self-defense through which they will develop self-confidence.

However, through an appreciation of the legal, medical, and moral implications of the use of any martial art, students will learn humility, honesty, obedience, kindness, sincerity, courtesy, patience, discipline, and respect.

At the heart of the curriculum, the traditional techniques of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, Shoshin Ryu incorporates additional techniques developed from the original teachings of Professor Okazaki to address the ever-changing circumstances of today’s society, providing an increasing measure of adaptability, and transforming jujitsu into a “living art”.

Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai was founded by Professor Michael Chubb to provide an educational, athletic, and recreational outlet to aid the physical, moral, and social development of adults and children within the framework of the sport and martial art of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Professor Mike Chubb received his black belt in 1965 after five years of intensive training in Danzan-ryu jujitsu under Bill Randle while at the Santa Monica YMCA. He received his fifth degree black belt, and title of Professor in 1984.

Professor Chubb received the rank of 10th degree black belt from Shoshin-ryu Yudanshakai and the American Jujitsu Institute in August of 2010 and international recognition from the Kodo Butoku Renmei (Old Ways Martial Virtue Federation). Congratulations Professor Mike Chubb, we are honored to have a man of your talent and dedication teaching for us.

Professor Mike Chubb teaches youth and adult classes for the Recreation Department on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
For a full listing of Recreation Department offerings, visit the City’s website at and for more information call 293-9256.

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