We are an eclectic blend of many different styles of martial arts. We believe in function over form. We teach a style of martial arts that, we believe, is functional in and out of the dojo. Our style is Muteki Shoshin Karate Jutsu. Loosely translated is, "The indominable spirt of the beginners mind in the practical application of the empty hand." As we keep striving to learn and grow in everything we do, we can never fail.
Ju Ki Do, when translated to English, literally means “The Gentle Powerful Way.” The style, inspired by 15 traditional martial art disciplines was founded by Kyoshi Ivan Ujueta in 1988.
The primary philosophy of Ju Ki Do is to disable a man from doing wrong and enable him to do right. Our current society is rapidly losing the concept of value for human life. This is evident by the ever increasing atrocities committed against one another on a daily basis. The mindset of vengeance and self-justification runs rampant through our communities. Ju Ki Do opposes this mindset by teaching students an art more difficult to master than destruction; the art of healing.
The term Ju conveys a concept of being gentle or yielding. It is the idea of not meeting force with force, but rather embracing and redirecting.
The term Ki is representative of power. More specifically the life energy or internal power.
The term Do is a path or a way. In other words a mindset or perspective to abide by.
Jukido is a blended system of Martial Arts with Judo, Jujitsu, Kyokushinkai Karate and Wing Chun as its core. Kyoshi Ujueta’s study in the martial arts spans over 45 years. His Martial Arts journey began at the age of 13, training in Judo at the New York Dojo Institute in New York City.
While in Manhattan, New York, Kyoshi Ujueta was introduced to a system of martial arts called Nisei Goju Karate, founded by the late Master Frank Ruiz. Kyoshi Ujueta learned the art of Nisei Goju, a hybrid of five styles of martial arts, Under the tutelage of Sensei Rick Diaz, Soke Chaka Zulu who received his 10th Dan ranking from the late Master Peter Urban and Sensei Ron Van Clief.
After receiving his Shodan ranking in Judo and Nisei Goju, at the age of 18, he moved to California where he dedicated himself to learning the art of Kyokushinkai Karate founded by the late Master Masutatsu Oyama. Upon receiving his Shodan ranking in Kyokushinkai, Kyoshi Ujueta continued his training living as a Zen Buddhist monk for almost 11 years, studying and instructing in Kempo Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, T’ai-Chi Ch’uan, Shaolin Kung Fu and Wing Chun.
Kyoshi Ujueta converted to Christianity in 1984 and upon doing so felt convicted to leave Martial Arts behind. To make his separation from Martial Arts and his commitment to Christ complete he made the decision to make a demonstrative commitment. Packing all of the material, certifications, awards, etc. that he had accumulated over the past almost 20 years, Kyoshi dug a pit, incinerated all of it and buried it.
After this monumental moment in his life Kyoshi Ujueta, with a renewed insight to Martial Arts founded Jukido in 1988 with Christ being the foundation of this system, allowing people the opportunity to learn how to benefit themselves and others and positively develop their integrity and character by living the Gentle Powerful Way of Jukido.
Karate-do translates as "the way of the empty hand," an unarmed, defensive art with a history that spans many centuries, originating in the Shaolin fighting arts of China and later developing in the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa), combined with indigenous grappling techniques, and in Japan. The karate we teach is Hayashi-ha Shito-Ryu.
Shito-Ryu is one of the largest styles of Japanese karate today and is represented by many schools worldwide. The history of Shito-Ryu starts with Kenwa Mabuni, an Okinawan master of martial arts who moved from the island of Okinawa to mainland Japan in the 1920s.
Mabuni is renowned as a karate genius who knew more kata (forms) than any person in his time. He studied under the leading karate masters in Okinawa, including
Mabuni was a close associate of his contemporaries Chojun Miyagi (founder of the Goju-ryu style) and Gichin Funakoshi (founder of Shotokan), among other individuals well known for founding popular styles of karate.
Owing to its founder, Shito-ryu is the most diverse and complete of the major karate styles today, with over 60 kata originating from Shuri-te, Naha-te, Tomari-te, and Shaolin White Crane systems.
Our particular school of Shito-Ryu karate, Hayashi-Ha, was led by Soke Teruo Hayashi until his death in September 2004. Its headquarters are in Osaka, Japan. Hayashi, born in 1924, displayed a fervor for learning karate perhaps matched only by one of his teachers, Kenwa Mabuni.
Hayashi studied most directly under Kosei Kokuba (an Okinawan name pronounced as Kuniba in Japanese), founder of the Motobu-ha school of Shito-ryu. Not content to study the Okinawan art of karate only as modified in Japan, Hayashi traveled to Okinawa to seek karate's roots. There, he studied for several years in both karate and weaponry (kobudo) under Shoshin Nagamine, founder of Matsubayashi-Shorin-ryu, and Kenko Nakaima, leader of the little-known but extremely powerful family style of Ryuei-ryu. It took over a year, and much trial, to be accepted by Nakaima, but Hayashi became one of the first outsiders to learn this family style and teach it outside of Okinawa.
As his learning progressed, Hayashi became notorious for his fighting challenges at dojos, which eventually few dojos accepted because Hayashi was so formidable. Hayashi returned from Okinawa to found his own school of Hayashi-ha based on what he had learned from both his Japanese and Okinawan teachers. Several Ryuei-ryu katas and other Okinawan teachings are part of the Hayashi-ha Shito-ryu curriculum.
Hayashi was technical chairman of the World Union of Karate Organizations (WUKO, later reorganized as the World Karate Federation, WKF), is the emeritus chairman of the referee council of WKF, and in 1995 received his 9th Dan from the Japan Karate Federation (JKF). He is without doubt one of the foremost karate masters in the world today. Shito Ryu Karate
Hayashi Teruo - Soke Hanshi 10th Dan Okinawa Kobudo Kenshin-Ryu. J.K.F. Official Master "Hanshi" 9th Dan. The President and Soke of Nippon Karate-do Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu-Kai. Advisor of Central Technical Committee Japan Karate-do Federation. Chairman Of Kinki Region Council Japan Karate-do Federation.
Hayashi was technical chairman of the World Union of Karate-do Organizations (W.U.K.O.) for more than 10 years, later reorganized as the World Karate Federation (W.K.F.), is the emeritus chairman of the referee council of W.K.F., and in 1995 received his 9th Dan from the Japan Karate Federation (J.K.F.). President of the Osaka Prefectual Karate-do Federation. President of the Higashi Osaka City Karate-do Association. Director of the F.A.J.K.O., one of the highest judges of the F.A.J.K.O. He is without doubt one of the foremost karate masters in the world today.
Soke Hayashi is one of the greatest and most famous masters of modern Karate. He is the founder of "Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kai School of Karate-do" and "Japan Kobudo Kenshin-Ryu-Kai", and has its headquarters in Osaka, Japan.
Hayashi was born in Nara, the old capital of Japan in the island of Honshu, in 1924. At age 14 began his martial arts training in judo having earned the rank of San Dan. At the age of 24 and after the war, he discovered Gojuryu karate and studied under Seiko Higa from 1949 to 1951 (Seiko Higa was a disciple of Chojun Miyagi and Kangyo Higaonna).
He had, throughout his adult life, displayed a fervor for learning karate perhaps matched only by one of his teachers, Kenwa Mabuni. His style is the result of over fifty years of research into and refining of the numerous Okinawan and Japanese Karate styles Hayashi Soke has studied over his amazing lifetime. Starting in Osaka, Japan, the birthplace of Shito-Ryu, Hayashi Soke studied under Kosei Kuniba, a chief disciple of Shito-Ryu's founder, Kenwa Mabuni. Hayashi Soke did study briefly with Mabuni, but his daily instruction came from Kuniba, at least at first. It was not long, however, before the young Hayashi outgrew the experience Osaka had to offer.
Certainly, there were many kata to learn, and technique can never be perfected, but what the young Hayashi wanted most was new challenges, new faces to kumite with. Also, he knew Karate's history, Karate came from Okinawa. His teacher came from Okinawa. His teacher's teacher came from Okinawa. He must go to Okinawa! So it was that Hayashi Teruo, a young man with much ambition, set out to master the world, his opponents, and himself.
Hayashi took what may seem to Westerner's as an insane approach to choosing the Dojo at which to study. He would walk into the Dojo and challenge the Sensei to a fight. This, of course, incensed any students present at the time and they would insist on a chance to teach him a lesson themselves before their Sensei would reduce himself to accepting the challenge. This practice, some might say brave, others foolish, is actually a time honored tradition in Japanese and Okinawan cultures. It is known as Dojo Yaburi (challenge). While not practiced frequently these days, it was actually a common protocol when Hayashi was a young man. The way it worked was simple. The man that issued the challenge must first fight the lowest ranking man at the Dojo. If the challenger defeats the man then he is granted the right to fight the next lowest ranking man, and so on until the challenger is defeated or has himself defeated the Dojo's Senpai (number one student). Then and only then is he allowed to challenge the Sensei himself, but is usually given the right to choose time and place as a reward for his previous efforts.
Hayashi became infamous for this practice, and resulting in being, very good at kumite. So much so that many Dojo refused his challenges outright and would not let him inside their doors. There were, of course, those that accepted. If Hayashi was beaten at one of these schools he would stay and ask for training. After all, what did he have to learn from those he himself had beaten! It was in this way that Hayashi sought not only knowledge, but respect from the Okinawans.
As a result of his tenacity Hayashi was able to garner much experience while on Okinawa. His primary teachers while on Okinawa were Nagamine Shoshin and Nakaima Kenko. From Nagamine Sensei he learned both the Shuri and Tomari lineages of kata. These kata tend to emphasize long linear stances and quick motion between stances. It was from this man that Hayashi learned the white crane form, Hakkaku.
From Nakaima Sensei, Hayashi learned a obscure family art called Ryuei-Ryu. This style is a southern tiger style imported from China four generations prior to Hayashi's arrival on Okinawa. After a year of proving himself to the revered Nakaima, Hayashi was the first non-family member allowed to study the style. Hayashi incorporates much of Ryuei-Ryu's theory into his own system.
Upon returning to Japan, Hayashi continued his study with Kuniba Kosei. From Kuniba, Hayashi learned the bulk of the Shito-Ryu syllabus, and as such it was the Shito-Ryu versions of the Naha kata that Hayashi was taught and passed on. Hayashi was Kuniba's number one student, and it was on his deathbed that Kuniba asked Hayashi to run his organization until his young son, Shogo, reached a level of maturity to assume leadership of the organization. Honoring his Sensei's wishes, Hayashi became President of the Seishin-Kai until 1970 at which time Hayashi handed the mantle of leadership to the style's rightful heir, Kuniba Shogo, and founded his own style called Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu.
Combat Submission Wrestling is a reformulated Shoot wrestling curriculum as taught by Erik Paulson, world light heavyweight champion of Shooto. The curriculum is a three dimensional martial artform involving striking, takedowns and submissions. The base of CSW is shoot wrestling, which was introduced to Paulson by Yorinaga Nakamura, an instructor from Japan.
Starting with Judo in 1974, Erik Paulson has trained in many disciplines including Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Catch Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has studied with 40 different teachers over his 30 years of training including Rick Faye, Greg Nelson, Charlie Gergan, Yorinaga Nakamura, Larry Hartsell, and the legendary Dan Inosanto, who claims Erik is one of the world’s most dynamic grapplers.
Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling is said to be most dominant Mixed Martial Arts training system available. CSW is a blend of STX Kickboxing, Jun Fan Kickboxing, Muay Thai, French Savate, Western Boxing, Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling, Shooto, Filipino Dumog, Judo and Brazilian Jiu -Jitsu. It encompasses three areas: Kickboxing, Clinching and Grappling which focuses on Submission Wrestling, Submission Fighting and Self-Defense.
Erik Paulson currently owns and runs the CSW Training Center in Fullerton, CA where he trains MMA fighters such as Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock, Cub Swanson, Ginelle Marquez, and is closely affiliated with Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Erik Paulson is the three time World Shooto Champion, the only American to ever achieve this.
Erik started his career in martial arts starting with judo at age of 8. However, he got disillusioned after failing to use it in self-defense, when a bully blocked his hip throw by pulling his hair and forced Erik to strike him in order to win. Convinced that striking arts were the best to defend himself, he took up taekwondo, boxing and karate, among other arts. Many years after, he moved to California and became a student under Dan Inosanto, learning styles like Jeet Kune Do, arnis/kali/eskrima, wing chun and silat.
In 1986, however, Paulson returned to explore grappling when he started Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Rorion, Royce and Rickson Gracie in his garage. Upon returning to Inosanto's academy, he met Yorinaga Nakamura, who taught him shoot wrestling (better known in the west as Catch wrestling). Paulson got hooked with the style, and through Nakamura he got in touch with Satoru Sayama in order to fight in Shooto. In 1993, Erik had his first fight there, submitting Kazuhiro Kusayanagi. He also asked to compete in Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the Gracies refused as Royce was already going to compete there, so Paulson ended cornering him instead.
Later, in 1995, Paulson took part in an MMA tournament similar to UFC, World Combat Championships, which divided its participants in "strikers" and "grapplers" in order to pit them against each other in the finals. Again, a Gracie participated in the event, Renzo, but this time Paulson got green light to take part in the tournament. Unfortunately, Paulson was put into the striker block, in which rules prohibited submission finishes, and it took away Erik's best field. Moreover, his long hair played against him, as he couldn't cut it due to his role as a film stuntman. His first match, against muay thai exponent Sean McCully, evidenced both disadvantages, with Paulson having to endure hair pulling and a significant punishment in order to finish him by ground and pound. At the second round, he faced kickboxing champion James Warring, heavier and better rested, and this time Paulson's hair weakness took dramatic proportions; Warring grabbed the cage in order to avoid being taken down and literally dragged Paulson around the cage by the hair, making his corner throw the towel. After returning to the Gracie academy, Rickson expelled him without explanation and forbade him to train Brazilian jiu-jitsu again, but Paulson simply moved to train it with the Machado brothers.
Erik is the founder of Combat Submission Wrestling, and STX Kickboxing. He runs the CSW Training Center in Fullerton, California, where he trains MMA fighters such as Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock, Renato Sobral, Cub Swanson, and James Wilks. He is closely affiliated with Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. As well, Paulson was the striking coach for Team Lesnar on The Ultimate Fighter: Season 13, and he is the coauthor of a book along with American Combat Association president Matthew Granahan and JD Dwyer on the History of American Submission Wrestling.