Jukido Jujitsu Jukido Jujitsu is a traditional self-defense system which utilizes the attacker’s strength against them. This fact makes Jukido perfect for all ages and sizes. Classes begin for children at 5 or 6 years old and continue throughout adulthood. This dynamic jujitsu system incorporates Paul Arel’s legacy of three unifying principals to Martial arts: Shorin-ji, Jushin, Kuzushi .

The first stages of Jukido emphasize self-defense drills which familiarize the student with Escapes, Throws, Blocks, Locks and Strikes. These combinations eventually evolve into infinite applications liberating the Jukido student from having only one defense for a specific attack. These five facets blend into a system that is perfect for anyone needing a no-nonsense approach to martial arts.

Jukido instills confidence. Greg Howard, Kaicho, when reflecting on his own history in Jujitsu remarks, “Shihan always said rudeness is a weak person’s imitation of strength.” The biography of many of Jukido’s highest ranks includes being bullied as children. Jukido helped many youngsters develop the skills to become successful, confident and friendly adults.

Jukido is guided by the seven codes of Bushido:

  • Politeness
  • Benevolence
  • Justice
  • Courage
  • Veracity
  • Honor
  • Loyalty


These codes govern the ethics for all self-defense situations. What is the appropriate response to an attacker’s aggression? The answer lies in a series of “what If” questions and drills. A good martial artist behaves responsibly. Jukido teaches this concept regardless of the age of the participants and the variety of the attacks. This emphasis gives the student the ethical compass and courage needed to navigate the schoolyard, the boardroom or the back alley.

Jukido is a versatile, effective and appropriate style of self-defense for everyone.

Jukido in Action

Demonstration of O-Goshi:
Animated Example Series 3