HISTORY OF DORA RYU
Dora Ryu Jiu Jitsu is an art that has been in development for over 40 years. The art itself takes ideas from the military, street smarts, Tae Kwon do, and Karate, with the main structure coming from the art of Jiu Jitsu.
Dora Ryu Jiu Jitsu is mainly broken into 5 sections, Kata, Sparring, Grappling, Self Defense, and Special Needs. Though each part of the art is separate and has it’s own identity, they are also interconnected like strands of thread through a rug.
We will first talk about Katas, and their role in Dora Ryu Jiu Jitsu. Kata in the Dora Ryu system is mainly Jiu Jitsu based, however some katas are derived from Tae Kwon Do, and Karate. The Katas range from very basic moves to intricate techniques that can be used in many areas of combat and self-discipline.
Sparring in the Dora Ryu system is done a couple of ways; one is through continuous sparring where the students continue to fight until the time period is up. When they are sparring they use the rules set at the time of the fight, this could be standing only, or could also include throws and takedowns.
Self Defense is the most intricate part of Dora Ryu Jiu Jitsu. Self Defense flows through Dora Ryu like water in a river. It is used in every aspect of Dora Ryu, from katas such as Kee Ka Ryu Tiger to street proofing awareness techniques for able bodied and special needs students.
The final area, but certainly not the least is Special Needs. Dora Ryu Jiu Jitsu is a style that as we have seen can be adapted to many different fighting styles, attitudes, & ages so it goes without saying that it would be able to be used for all types of abilities. Therefore, persons with special needs become a part of Dora Ryu as much as Dora Ryu becomes a part of them.
For more information please contact:
E and T Jiu Jitsu (aka E & T Martial Arts)
12 Park Avenue
St. Thomas, Ontario
Canada N5R 4V3