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Jujitsu: The Parent Art

In order for something to survive for as long as the art of jujutsu, adaptation and evolution are a necessity.

The Dakota Budokan teaches 3 main arts: Jujutsu, Judo and Karate.  The following is a brief description of each art.

The Hoteikan System goals - Seek perfection of character, physical and spiritual well being and dedication to the martial arts.  The system has 3 major arts: Judo, Karate and Jujutsu. These arts can be taught individually but the intent is for serious students to learn all arts together to form a complete system of self-defense with self preservation and perfection of character as our goal.


All of our instructors gather yearly from across the world to train together, share knowledge and maintain the high level of instruction the Hoteikan System is known for

The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things

- Miyamoto Musashi

Dakota Budokan


Jiu jitsu  




柔術  Jūjutsu  


a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon or only a short weapon. 


"Jū" can be translated to mean "gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force.  


Jujutsu developed among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon.  Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.


There are many variations of the art, which leads to a diversity of approaches. Jujutsu schools (ryū) may utilize all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, gouging, biting, disengagements, striking, and kicking). In addition to jujutsu, many schools teach the use of weapons.


Today, jujutsu is practiced in both traditional and modern sport forms. Derived sport forms include the Olympic sport and martial art of judo, which was developed by Kanō Jigorō in the late 19th century from several traditional styles of jujutsu, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which was derived from earlier (pre–World War II) versions of Kodokan judo.

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