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Friday, January 11, 2013

Little Samurai™ Red Deer

Little Samurai™

Our Little Samurai™ Program is not just a martial arts program for boys and girls ages 5 - 7, it is a step-by-step danger awareness program. Lintott Shihan started and developed the program in 2004, it has expanded throughout Alberta and into B.C. and Saskatchewan.
What will my child learn?
Your child will be learning one belt level each Semester, both in the dojo and at home. The skills taught in the dojo will be initialed by the instructor teaching your child when they are first taught the skill. A second initial skill will be given by one of our Instructors when your child is able to perform the skill with little or no prompting.
Skills to be learned at home are indicated with a spot for you to initial. These are skills that cannot be taught in the dojo or require additional parental involvement. When an instructor sees that you have initialed a skill, they will ask your child to explain it back to them from time to time, at which point they will add their initials as well.
Martial arts for life will make your child more focused. They will have increased concentration through traditional ranking system of earning belts and stripes, they will learn they have the ability of setting and meeting achievable goal. These goals will follow them through life and improve their academics at school.
Children will learn Dojo Skills and Drills with our all new obstacle course. The obstacle course will improve confidence, agility and martial arts skills.
At the beginning and end of each class there is quiet time before the children bow in and out of class much like the traditional way of bowing in Japanese Ju-Jitsu.
Will my child get to have fun?
All of kids programs will include Dojo Games. Some of the games are Ju-Jitsu Dodge Ball; Little Samurai Run and Freeze Shadow Boxing.
What happens when the semester ends?
At the end of each semester every child in our program will be promoted to the next level, when all the skills are signed off. The last few classes are spent reviewing these skills under the observation of a Black Belt instructor, and end with a celebration and presentation of their new belts.
About our Instructors
Kevin D. Lintott Shihan, Shihan is the Chief Instructor of Goshinkan JuJitsu. All GMA instructors have been taught and ranked by Shihan Kevin and must be licensed to teach any of the programs. Assisting Instructors will vary from class to class, but both our Black Belt and Colour Belt instructors have been educated in the teaching of our program and ensure that your child’s safety is at the forefront. Check out the Goshinkan Youtube channel.
GMA Black Belt System for Success
  1. Set a Goal
  2. Take Action
  3. Pay Attention to Detail
  4. Change what is Not working
  5. Practice, Practice, Practice
  6. Leads to Mastery of Martial Arts and Life
Dojos currently offering the Little Samurai Program:
Please don't be miss-lead if the program is not listed off our link it is not the Little Samurai™ Program. Contact Goshinkan JuJitsu or the Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association for approved and trade marked programs near you.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What is the AJJA?

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA) was founded in February 2002 to bring together traditional and modern stand-up Jiu-Jitsu (Ju Jitsu) as well as other styles of Japanese self-defense arts across Alberta; Teaching children, teens and adults practical, effective self-defense.

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA) was founded in part to develop amateur and professional athletes of all ages in Gi and no-Gi grappling and open tournaments. The AJJA is the only recognized society in Alberta hosting annual municipal and provincial Japanese Ju Jitsu tournaments. Check our events section for links and information about upcoming tournaments in both Gi and no-Gi Grappling.  

Not only does membership with Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association provides insurance for your school and students under our insurance policy, it entitles you to attend all camps, tournaments and technical seminars. Become part of the AJJA and join the ranks of self-defense experts in Western Canada.

Helping set the standard in Alberta.

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association has many different purposes, not the least of which is to provide leadership and direction in the training of Jiu-Jitsu (jujitsu) for members, instructors, and school owners; it also provides a means to facilitate open and continuous communication within the Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts community in Alberta.

About AJJA

Thank you to Alberta Sport, Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation for the grant to assist us in the purchase of new mats!
The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA) is the governing body for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu (JuJitsu) and standards of Japanese JuJitsu in the province of Alberta. The AJJA was founded in February 2002 to bring together traditional and modern stand-up Jiu-Jitsu (Ju-Jitsu) and other styles of Japanese self-defense arts across Alberta. To provide leadership and direction for: dojo's (schools); instructor's (Sensei); and students (Jujitsuka). To
Our mission is to teach children, teens and adults practical effective self-defense to develop and train amateur and professional athletes of all ages in JuJitsu grappling and self-defense. The AJJA is the only recognized society in Alberta hosting annual municipal and provincial Japanese JuJitsu tournaments.
We are a registered non-profit society which is funded through membership fees, fundraising ventures, casinos, donations, sponsors and possible provincial grants. For more information, or to make a donation, please contact one of our Directors.
Your annual membership fee listed below provides insurance coverage under our insurance policy; entitles you to attend all camps, tournaments and technical seminars; participate in any other events throughout the year, and; bring instruction for Black belts and school owners, and in some cases promotions, as deemed appropriate.
In following with Alberta Jiu-Jitsu’s long term Athlete development plan, the AJJA has the following membership classifications. No belt ranks come with this membership.
  • Black Belt (Yudansha) Membership $45
  • Coach / Official Membership $40
  • Competitive Athlete / Sport Membership $40
  • Adult Regular Membership $35
  • Teen Membership $30
  • Children’s Membership (13 and under) $25
Membership rates for dojo/club/gym
  • New dojo/club $150
  • Renewal for dojo/club $100

Monday, April 20, 2009

Knee Drop Stamping Kick

Does your style of JuJitsu style or system have Osae-Komi Waza or after throws and hold downs? In Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu we have several hold downs many of them are police based but work well for the lay person as well.
Our basic Osae-Komi Waza or hold down is the Knee Drop Stamping Kick. When you defend yourself from an unprovoked physical assault and you have taken the attacker to the ground you need to assess the situation. If the attacker attempts to continue the assault on you, you may have to follow up with a hold down.
Imagine now the attacker is laying on the ground where they landed from your take down. If the attacker's feet are to the right of your right leg the you would follow with a knee to the floating ribs with your right knee. Again assessing whether or not they are going to continue the unprovoked physical assault on you. If they are continuing then you may have to follow up with a stamping kick to the head or face with your left leg. This can be done without giving up your current position. You also have really good balance standing or slight crouching to the side of your attacker.
This position sets you up for many more joint locks and allows you to escape when need. For more information on our system of JuJitsu please see Goshin Martial Arts or Goshinkan-RyuJuJitsu . The Master Instructor for the AJJA teaches Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Camp Of Combat Arts 2009

The Camp of Combat Arts 2009 is almost upon us. The camp this year is going to be on July 4 and 5th. This will be the 9th annual camp put on by the Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association . This is the main event put on yearly by the AJJA we also put on several technical seminars throughout the year. This years camp is to be one of our best events of the year for JuJitsu in the province of Alberta. There will be 6 - 8 instructors, a camp of this size with that calibre of instructors would generally cost well over $200 per person. The AJJA is a non-profit organization and only tries to retrieve some of the cost of the camp through fees member's will only pay $60 each and non-members will cost $75. For more information please visit the AJJA web site above or the AJJA info site.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Members Dojo's

Have a look at the following member's web sites for Licensed Clubs in Alberta.

Alberta Self-Defense

Foothills Training Services

Goshin Martial Arts Calgary
Modern & Traditional Japanese Ju-Jitsu

Goshin Martial Arts Hombu Dojo
Modern & Traditional Japanese Ju-Jitsu
Grande Prairie

Inukshuk Bushido Kai

Jitsu Alberta

Lionheat Martial Arts Academy

Panther Management Group

Ravenwood Combat Arts

For More info Please Contact us!

Membership to the AJJA

Membership to the Alberta Jiu-JItsu Association

Why become an affiliate school of the AJJA?

  • Comprehensive insurance package that covers your dojo and your students.
  • Your dojo will be listed on the AJJA website.
  • Greater student retention for your dojo through participation in AJJA events.
  • Media coverage of events & individuals, as well as support in getting exposure for your dojo (Punch Magazine & events).
  • Open and continuous communication within the Alberta Jiu Jitsu community.
  • Province-wide referral service for member clubs.
  • Opportunities to foster the growth and promotion of Jiu Jitsu in Alberta.

Membership Requirements

  • The criterion for membership in the Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association is as follows:
  • Good Jiu Jitsu (Jujutsu) skills and/or self-defense techniques.
  • Honorable people with good spirit (no criminals) criminal record check may be required.
  • Members that will participate, fundraise, and support AJJA events. Members must also be willing to sit on the Board of Directors or volunteer time.
  • Provide contact information for three references, and send us information on your dojo and martial arts style. A club visitation will then be scheduled.
  • Final approval of an affiliate school is given in conjunction with a satisfactory review by the Board of Directors. This involves an evaluation of documentation provided, in addition to the club visitation. The conditions and conferral of the membership are ratified by the Board of Directors. All decisions final.


  1. Membership is open to the public from all walks of life.
  2. Head instructors who will be hosting events or teaching at AJJA events must send us a copy of their current Black Belt certification.
  3. If you currently need a Jiu-Jitsu (Jujutsu) instructor we can help, we also have a Black Belt grading board available for these circumstances. Ask for grading criteria to be mailed to you.
  4. Members must submit articles for quarterly newsletter and notify us when you would like to have a student promotion listed.
  5. All students of the affiliate school must be AJJA members in order to have your affiliate school listed on the AJJA web site and to have a copy of the insurance policy.
  6. All member schools are expected to host a technical seminar; they will be assisted by other AJJA instructors and dojo owners. Technical seminars are currently held quarterly throughout the year.

Alberta Jiu-Jitsu News

The AJJA Provides Technical Support through instruction for students and Instructors. The AJJA is the leading organization for Jiu-Jitsu in Alberta and the only Provincially recognized Jiu-Jitsu organization in the Province. See this link for various news on the AJJA.

The AJJA Provides Technical Support through the following:

Camp of Combat Arts

Technical Seminars


Josh Gibson Promoted to Sensei