The July grading seminar will be held at the Warrandyte dojo over the weekend of July19-20.

Training will be on Saturday and grading will be on Sunday.

Cost is $30 plus grading fees (if applicable)

Saturday Sessions

Session 1 Comealong Sequence David Brown
Session 2 Armlock Sequence Ramon Aperia
Session 3 Strangle Sequence David Maruskanic
Session 4 Throws David Brown
Session 5 Groundwork, Strikes, Kicks & Blocks Adrian Clarke
Session 6 Unarmed Defence David Maruskanic
Session 7 Armed Defence Ramon Aperia

Saturday Timetable

8:45am – 8:55am Opening
8:55am – 9:15ap Warm-up (Ramon)
9:15am – 10:15am Session 1
10:15am – 11:15am Session 2
11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Session 3
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:30pm Session 4
2:30pm – 3:30pm Session 5
3:30pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm Session 6
4:45pm – 5:45pm Session 7
5:45pm – 6:00pm Closing
6:00pm – ….pm Dinner at Pub 🙂

Sunday Timetable

9:00am – 9:15am Opening
9:15am ~ 12:00pm Gradings
Approx 12:00pm Closing

Try to arrive before 8:30am so that you can help setup and be ready for the start of the day


Warrandyte Community Centre
Corner Webb and Yarra St

Training equipment:
Please remember to bring training weapons Knife, Stick and Gun (if you have them)

Sunday Gradings:
Even if you are not grading on the Sunday you are still encouraged to attend. You will get to have some free practice time and may have the opportunity to be someone’s partner in their examination. It is all good experience that will be of great benefit to you in the long term.


Notes about Rishin Kan Jujutsu
The purpose of Rishin Kan techniques is to teach the student to have optimal posture, balance and correct use of the centreline. That way, when they are pressed in battle those things are second nature and muscle memory kicks in.

It is not unlike the drills the army use to dismantle and reassemble a weapon in the shortest possible time. This is achieved by maximising the efficiency of every action. This is a drill (kata) that is precise, beautiful and spellbinding to watch. Yet its purpose is to create a muscle memory that kicks-in in time of stress.

This is not to say that self-defence techniques that are not optimised for posture, balance and centreline will not work but employing these optimising techniques will give all students a sharper edge. If you are strong, fast and your body is quite rigid you may not see (feel) the direct benefits in correcting posture, balance or centreline. However less able students and females defending against stronger male aggressors would benefit from these techniques.

Living in a civilised society we do not have the constant threat of battle to hone us naturally. Our minds are not consumed by survival when leaving the safety of your home. If you were in that situation you would naturally adapt and adopt the principles of optimal posture, balance and centreline (if you lived that long), not unlike Miyamoto Musashi (famous swordsman) did in feudal Japan.

Rishin Kan Jujutsu is not just a group of techniques randomly put together but rather it is a systemised path to better understand body mechanics and optimising opportunities for follow-on or counter attacks. These fundamentals are designed to become the cornerstone of the student’s self-defence techniques. Our self-defence section is where the students are pressure tested and get to apply the theories learnt in more “modern day” realistic scenarios.


Posted by on July 24, 2014

  • Grading Seminar Report

    The grading seminar was a great success. The students and black belts enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to practice and learn for the weekend. Congratulations to those that passed their examinations on the Sunday.