Kokodo Jujutsu

Discussion in 'Ju Jitsu' started by Antonius, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Antonius

    Antonius Valued Member

    A dojo has opened close to my girlfriends place and I am looking for something extra to do besided Taekwondo. Does anybody have experience in this art? I am not getting much from the search function and from what Ive seen its Aikido-ish.

    I was thinking of posting this in the jujitsu section but the similarities with Aikido are too strong.
     
  2. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  3. Antonius

    Antonius Valued Member

    Thanks but I already read up on it but I was looking for more personal expieriences. It does sound interesting though and as far as I can tell its an unknown style here in the Netherlands.
     
  4. aikiMac

    aikiMac "BJJ Over 40" club member Moderator Supporter

    (Thread moved all the same. JJJ and aikido are often similar, so if it self-titles itself "Jujutsu" then this is the better place.)
     
  5. Antonius

    Antonius Valued Member

    Ah ok. Its just I have done jujutsu before and it did not look like kokodo.

    Thinking of taking a free class. Ill post my experiences if I do.
     
  6. aikiMac

    aikiMac "BJJ Over 40" club member Moderator Supporter

    Please do. :)
     
  7. Antonius

    Antonius Valued Member

    Ok it took a bit longer than expected but tonight Ill be taking a trial class with fellow forum member Kebro. So far the sensei has been very informative in his emails and the price of the classes is more than acceptable. Should be interesting.

    Ill post a review when we return.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa7NsHdPPiQ"]Nippon Budo KoKoDo JuJutsu - YouTube[/ame]
     
  8. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

  9. Antonius

    Antonius Valued Member

    Ok here's my review but before I begin I'd like to point out that I am NOT giving a final verdict on the style and/or the school. Though I did some research beforehand one trial class is simply not enough.

    The Dojo:

    Sportscenter that was renovated last year. Still smells a bit new. Class was held in a room specifically designed for judo. The walls were padded and there were 5cm thick judo mats. More than enough locker rooms, showers and bathrooms. Excellent location.

    The Sensei:

    Friendly man. 50+ probably. Teaches Kokodo Jujutsu and some style of Aikido (not aikikai). Regards kokodo as a way a life and frowned a bit on my intentions to 'try out everything'. A good instructor.

    The students:

    Only one other man (40s). The only recently started in that town and its fall break here in the Netherlands. Yellow belt. Nice guy but there seemed something 'off' about him. Hard to explain. Nothing to keep me from training with him though.

    The class:

    It's Aikido. The sensei/shihan told me it was completely different than Aikido but it was almost the same as the few Aikikai Aikido classes I've attended. The bowing, the uniforms, the moves.

    Warm-up was a bit of jumping followed by an extensive stretching routine. After that we did some rolling which proved a bit difficult as I am used to doing them a different way (Krav Maga). With the rolling done we went on to wristgrab escapes and some sort of pushing exercise which had a bit of a taiji push-hands feel to it, but in a more linear way (dont know if I am making any sense here :D). This was followed by a wristgrab to wristlock counter, later on followed by a ground technique. Again, classic Aikido. The same routine was done again but this time on our knees.

    1 hour and 15 minutes total.

    The Art:

    Aikido-like. Completely compliant drills. Not my cup of tea. Looks very little like JJJ. Good techniques though.

    "Conclusion":

    The sensei pretty much expects 100% focus and that just clashes with my eagerness to try out new stuff. It's also way too compliant for my taste. That being said the teacher is good and the location is perfect. If Aikido is your thing than Kokodo Jujutsu is something you want to try out.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2015
  10. aikiMac

    aikiMac "BJJ Over 40" club member Moderator Supporter

    Ya, that little video does look like aikido to me. That is neither good nor bad (though I happen to like aikido myself :) ) but it's odd to me that the school would put out that video and say "we're completely different than aikido." :confused:
     
  11. Antonius

    Antonius Valued Member

    The vid is not from the school but from their head dojo in Japan. But yes it is weird that they want to distance themselves from aikido when they are so similar. Taekwondo has something similar going on with (shotokan) karate.
     
  12. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    As stated looks Aikido ....

    Find what you want instead of settling for second best ...

    Lack of students would raise a flag to me ...

    Smurf
     
  13. Antonius

    Antonius Valued Member

    Normally to me too but Kokodo Jujutsu is a new martial art for the Netherlands and this was at their second location that opened just this month. I was expecting small classes.

    As an aikido class it was pretty good. But not what I am looking for.

    So far I've had regular classes, trial classes, seminars and short introduction classes in: Krav maga, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Wudang, Taiji, Boxing, BJJ, Sanda, Judo, JJJ, Aikido, Hapkido, Kobudo, Kokodo Jujutsu, Ninjutsu, Luta Livre and Ving Tsun.

    Perhaps Karate next? :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2015
  14. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    jeez none gripped you yet ?
     
  15. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Bloody hell! Crap or get off the pot man!!!!
     
  16. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    Hannibal....LOL
     
  17. Antonius

    Antonius Valued Member


    :D

    Well both Krav Maga and Taekwondo managed to hook me for 4 years so it's not like Im switching every week. I just like to try out new stuff.
     

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