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Black Belt Hall of Fame member George Kirby drives home the importance of commitment, follow-through and spontaneous modification of your techniques because real fights don't include second chances.

Your jujitsu training should consist of commitment and the realization that the techniques you use won't always work. These concepts are interrelated. On the street, there are no second chances. If you realize you did a technique wrong and it's not working, you can't ask the attacker to stop and start over again. So, on one hand, you have to commit to defending yourself and finishing the technique if it's workable. This goes back to training in your dojo.You don't practice hitting a target — you practice hitting through the target.

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Let Black Belt Hall of Famer/budoshin jujitsu master George Kirby show you three ways to use enhanced pain to make your control techniques more effective for self-defense.

SCENARIO NO. 1: An assailant grabs your lapel, and you work halfway through a wrist-lock takedown you learned years ago. Then you discover that you cannot finish the technique because he's resisting.

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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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Jujitsu techniques master George Kirby shows you a selection of his favorite jujitsu moves as depicted in his acclaimed text, Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art -- Expanded Edition.

With the release of George Kirby's Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art — Expanded Edition, we asked the jujitsu master to show us a few of his favorite techniques that can be found in his book. George Kirby is a 10th-degree black belt in jujitsu as well as an internationally recognized martial arts instructor and author. He is also the co-founder of the American Ju-Jitsu Association (an educational foundation and amateur athletic organization), a tactics consultant for the LAPD and an organizer of the popular Camp Budoshin in California.

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