kyushu_large_webOur emphasis is on safety first, fun second. Kyushu Ju-Jitsu will provide youth with fitness, a way to learn focus and concentration as well as learning about conflict avoidance through non-violent means. Our goal is to help students gain confidence in themselves and their abilities and boost self-esteem.

Cost and Times

Our youth class starts children on their martial arts journey from 6years old to 14.

Our adult class starts at 14 years old and up.


Beginner Youth: Aged 6-14 years old. Monday & Thursday 7:00 – 7:45PM

Intermediate & Advanced Youth: Monday & Thursday 7:45 – 8:30PM


$100 per term (Approx. 8-10 weeks)

Family memberships are available for three or more members from the same immediate family.

Grading fees will be $15 per term for youth and $20 for adults. Both are contingent upon passing testing.

Uniforms are not required for the first three months to give students and families a chance to ensure this is something they can commit to. Uniforms can be purchased through us or elsewhere and range in price from $40 to $75 for youth.

Kyushu-Ryu Ju-Jitsu youth Instructor Group
Kyushu-Ryu Ju-Jitsu youth Instructor Group from left to right:

Sempai Mary-Beth Lascurain, Sensei Shawn Connolly, Sensei Troy Robertson, Master Frank Zinck, Sensei Johanne Zinck, Sensei Ed Adams, Sempai Sean Kavanaugh

This is a clip from a youth grading




Youth have a blast during our classes

IMG_7414Here is a typical class

  • Bow-in and a few minutes of meditation.
  • Ten minute warm-up consisting of relay races, obstacle courses or games.
  • A few minutes of stretching.
  • Rolls and breakfalls. Ju-Jitsu consists of learning to fall or tumble properly.
  • Slowly encouraging youth not to fear tumbling literally head-over-heels.
  • Matt work. Learning body mechanics and how to re-direct an attack rather then oppose it. Take downs, throws, sweeps and holds, punching, kicking and joint locks are all part of the system.
  • Weapons. Our youth practice with Bokken (wooden sword) several times a month. Consisting of techniques used by the Kyushu-ryu samurai.