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Tatsumaki Tactical Jujutsu is a martial art that focuses on self-defense and practical applications. It combines traditional jujutsu techniques with modern tactics and strategies to create a comprehensive for personal protection. The training emphasizes situational awareness, efficient movement, and effective use of leverage and joint locks. Tatsumaki Tactical Jujutsu is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to learn practical self-defense skills in a safe and supportive environment.

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Guro Andy Sañano

Guro Andy Sanano is a highly respected martial arts expert with an impressive career spanning over 49 years in hand-to-hand combat and 39 instructing in self-defense and martial arts. He also served as a Reserve Lieutenant with the Rapid City, South Dakota Police Department for 16 years and retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service. Guro Andy Sanano has achieved numerous accolades, including 10th degree in Trecehampas Arnis, 10th degree in Awayan, 9th degree in Red/White Belt in World Sikaran Brotherhood and Arnis, 8th degree Black Belt in Arnis Alambra style, and 5th degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate.


Tatsumaki Jujutsu Training System

The Tatsumaki Jujutsu employs a very structured training method that shares many similarities to the koryu (old tradition) jujutsu which it’s descended from. Training focuses on the waza within each specific set, followed by henka waza (variations of the formal waza). Henka variations deal with attacks such as strikes, kicks or grabs that one may encounter in a self-protection situation but may not be included in the formal waza of a given set. Henka waza is studied in order to increase knowledge, skills and to explore the gensoku (principles contained within each waza). Through the understanding of Gensoku, one is able to develop practical Goshin Oyo (self-defense applications). Tatsumaki Jujutsu provides a full spectrum of techniques designed to quickly neutralize attacks in self-defense situations.

Tatsumaki Jujutsu

The study of these 12 areas includes:

  • Ukemi (art of falling)

  • Tai –Sabaki (movement)

  • Kansetsu Waza (joint locking)

  • Nage Waza (throwing)

  • Ne Waza (ground controlling techniques)

  • Shime Waza (strangulation)

  • Te waza (hand techniques)

  • Hazushi (releases)

  • Atemi Waza (vital striking techniques)

  • Uke Waza (blocking), Redirecting/Entering, Trapping

  • Kata Kumite (form fighting), Problem Solving , Randori (free –fighting with one or several opponents)

  • Kaeshi Waza (transitioning /countering techniques)

Tatsumaki Jujutsu general vocabulary

  • Sensei - Teacher or Instructor

  • Dojo - Place or club where Judo is practiced

  • Gi (Judogi) - Judo Uniform

  • Seiza - Kneeling position

  • Anza - Sitting position with legs crossed

  • Ritsurei - Standing bow

  • Zarei - Kneeling bow

  • Kiotsuke! - (come to) Attention

  • Rei! - Bow!

  • Sensei Ni Rei! - Bow! (to Sensei)

  • Uke - person receiving a Judo technique

  • Tori -  person performing a Judo technique

  • Ukemi - falling practice (side, back, forward)

  • Uchi Komi - repetition practice without throwing

  • Randori - free practice

  • Kiai - shout during execution of technique

Coupled with an understanding of Henka, Gensoku, and Oyo, it’s possible to make a graduated response to any attack. A response can vary from a simple pin or restraint to all out counter attacks, thus not only making an appropriate reply to any attack possible, but applicable in modern society.

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