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Welcome to AJKAI

Welcome to the Official American Jiu-jitsu Karate Association International web site! Membership in AJKAI is open to all martial artists and styles. It is the goal of the A.J.K.A.I. to form an association for all martial artists to develop a common bond. To learn and expand the concepts and principles involved in the martial arts. To bring together martial artists from all styles…

President John Chatwood of the AJKAI

Letter From The AJKAI President

Letter From The AJKAI President    (2006) The American Jiu-Jitsu Karate Association International has been in existence since 1945 when our founder, Master Douglas Grose, started the organization.  Since that time there have been name changes, participation changes and the passing of our founder.  What is consistent is the purpose of the AJKAI, to provide an organization where quality martial artist…

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Terry Wilson Jujitsu Demonstration

While acting as Emcee for a Martial Arts Show in San Diego one of the acts failed to show leaving a gap in the program, so I grabbed Garth, one of my black belts and we did an impromptu jujitsu demonstration. I had a pair of false chattering teeth that I was going to use as a gag later in…

Vera Harrison

Women’s Self Defense Seminar – Vera Harrison

American Jiu-Jitsu Karate Association International (AJKAI) Women’s Self Defense Seminar taught by Vera Harrison with Kim Aldus at John Chatwood’s school, Sierra Jujitsu / Karate in Carson City, Nevada in 2008.

John Chatwood

The Deadly Combinations of Shinto Yoshin Ryu

The first lesson learned in the art of judo is to off balance your opponent in order to execute a throw. This method is called kuzushi, and there are eight directions in which a person can be pushed and or pulled to accomplish “off balancing.” Since judo is considered a sport, kuzushi is achieved without injuring your opponent.  In the…

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