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Tenth-degree black belt, American Ju-Jitsu Association co-founder, budoshin jujitsu pioneer and Black Belt Hall of Fame member George Kirby shows you how to stop and redirect an attacker's energy in this exclusive video!

Ever get hit with a sucker punch? It isn't pleasant. Trust us. Better yet, trust 10th-degree black belt and jujitsu master George Kirby to show you how jujitsu can counter the sucker punch before impact and take down your opponent using vital targets and energy redirection! Jujitsu is known as the "gentle art" because it focuses on submitting your opponent with speed and ease without inflicting permanent damage. It's therefore well-suited for law enforcement, mixed martial arts and sparring applications. In this exclusive martial arts technique video, American Ju-Jitsu Association co-founder and budoshin jujitsu pioneer George Kirby shows you jujitsu techniques to counter a sucker punch! George Kirby outlines two counterattacks to stop the sucker punch and immobilize your opponent using vital targets, energy redirection and pressure points. The expanded edition of George Kirby's seminal jujitsu book, Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art, is available now in our online store! Read more about jujitsu master George Kirby below the video!

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In 2007, George Kirby was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year. It was an honor long in coming because George Kirby has been teaching budoshin jujitsu since 1967, during which time he has written five well-regarded manuals on the "gentle art" for Black Belt Books. Based on the teachings of Jack Seki from a lineage tracing back to the 1600s, budoshin jujitsu emphasizes self-defense, efficiency and smooth movement coupled with the principles of honor, respect, self-control and nonviolence. In this exclusive video shot at Black Belt magazine, budoshin jujitsu master George Kirby demonstrates an effective set of jujitsu techniques for escaping a head lock — one of many attacks one might encounter on the street, in a bar or any kind of random violent situation.

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