KANJIZAI REOPENS MONDAY, JUNE 29TH.
Self-Defense, Ninjutsu, and Jiu-Jitsu at Kanjizai Martial Arts
REAL-DEAL JIU-JITSU FOR REAL-WORLD SELF DEFENSE
Kanjizai is a unique Jiu-Jitsu Academy providing Self-Defense instruction to the Towson, Lutherville Timonium, and Baltimore areas at their academy in Belvedere Square. Here students of all ages find a safe and welcoming place to learn Traditional and Modern Jiu-Jitsu. In their clean, spacious facility, experienced and friendly instructors teach a structured, result-focused self-defense program that will get you street-ready in 23 lessons.
traditional & modern jiu-jitsu
When your safety's on the line, a little bit of knowledge can go a long way. Knowing how to navigate the chaos of a self-defense encounter is an essential skill in any age. Regardless of age, body type, and fitness level, that skill can be the difference between survival and catastrophe. Kanjizai's Jiu-Jitsu programs are designed to help you navigate these murky waters, and learn the essential skills necessary to keep yourself and your loved ones safe when it matters most. You'll also boost your confidence level, increase your focus, and get in shape along the way.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu towson
The art of modern Jiu-Jitsu is most often referred to as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ. Because of it's practical effectiveness in combative sport, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become the most widely practiced martial art in all of submission grappling and MMA competition. It's original intent, however, was practical, real-world self-defense, accessible to any body type.
The term Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is used to delineate this original, self-defense focused training, intended by it's creator, Grandmaster Helio Gracie. The term Gracie Jiu-Jitsu also designates an Academy as a Certified Gracie Training Center under Helio's son, Grandmaster Rorion Gracie. All Certified Gracie Trainers have been thoroughly trained and tested to ensure that the quality of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is passed to each and every Gracie student.
Kanjizai's instructors have trained with Grandmasters and other master-level instructors from several traditional schools of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. The original battlefield and wartime applications of these arts make them particularly useful for real-world self-defense, where victory and survival are one and the same. Kanjizai's curriculum combines the most effective and reliable techniques from various traditional schools of Jiu-Jitsu, into a concise, systematic curriculum, with a consistent focus on modern, real-world application. All the techniques in Kanjizai's traditional curriculum are reliable and accessible to all strength levels, body types, and fitness levels. Traditional Jiu-Jitsu includes many unique throws, standing joint-locks, striking techniques, small joint manipulations, and ground-fighting techniques not typically found in modern Jiu-Jitsu Academies.
Kanjizai's Youth Jiu-Jitsu Programs teach kids how to handle bullies with the least amount of violence possible. Students will be equipped with the tools to handle verbal bullying with "verbal self-defense," avoiding physical confrontation wherever possible. When bullies get physical, kids will have the skills and confidence necessary to defend themselves, neutralizing their attacker's power with clinches, takedowns, and ground control techniques. While controlling their bully, students can negotiate with them safely, avoiding strikes and violence at all costs. Our students are also equipped with the wrist escapes, grip breaks, and striking techniques necessary to fend off and escape a significantly larger bully or strange adult when they find themselves in a true worst-case scenario.
Daily rolls, breakfalls, and movement drills provide muscle-memories that will help students move better and feel better. As students learn these skills, they also learn confidence, respect, and discipline that will stay with them into adulthood. Kanjizai offers kids martial arts classes for ages 4 and up, Summer Camp for ages 4-12, Before School Care, and an After-School Program for grades K-5. Kanjizai provides transportation to and from Stoneleigh, Rodgers Forge, Roland Park, Park, and Medfield Heights Elementary Schools.
where we train
514 E Belvedere Ave. Baltimore, MD 21212