Niseido® Ju Jitsu is a 100% full defensive martial art.

Unlike many other styles of martial arts, Niseido® Ju Jitsu continually strives to live up to the seven principles of the Code of Bushido: Humility, Truthfulness, Bravery, Benevolence, Compassion, Sincerity, Loyalty and Devotion to God, our country, families, friends, and to every aspect of life.

Last night we had a visitor from the Louisville Dojo drop in and train with us. Josh Harmon took a short break from his long awaited vacation with his family to put some time on the mats. We were so glad he came as it always gives everyone an opportunity to exchange tips and techniques. We took advantage of the visit and put an extra hour and a half on the mats. Many thanks to Josh for stopping in as well as to Sensei Jim Mahanes for his great leadership in Louisville. It really showed in Josh.

There’s an old statement that Shihon Jack Morris drilled into me over the years. “No one makes it to Black Belt alone”. Tuesday night was a great example of that! Here you have Josh on vacation with his family taking time to work out at our club. By the same token you have Brandon and Danny who are preparing for their Nikyu and Sankyu tests that proved to be great Uki’s for Josh. All in all it was a great night.

A special thank you to Shihon jack and Renshi Pam Morris for opening their doors to us at The Florida Karate Center.

BTW… I love the new purple color in the belt, I ordered one for Danny!

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These are most of my video clips taken from my IPhone on Shawn Thompsons Black Belt Test from Saturday October 11 2014. There are 36 minutes of highlights from the 3 plus hour test so you can fast forward to the combative’s if you want although all the techniques are great. I had the honor and pleasure to be on the grading board for Shawn’s test this past weekend. Over 20 Niseido Black Belts from around the country made the trip to Boca Raton to watch and grade his grueling 3 hour test. As if that wasn’t exciting enough we were also able to witness Professor Tom Holste’s promotion to 7th degree Black Belt as well. A well deserved promotion!!

Shawn, at the age of 19, did a tremendous job plowing through each and every opponent on his test. I’m guessing they are all on Advil today! These segments prove that Karate practitioners with no JuJitsu training are white belts on the ground. By the same token any JuJitsu practitioner with no Karate training are white belts with stand up. You need both….. And Shawn’s test proved how well the combination works.
Congratulations to Shawn!

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I put some photos together in a brief slide show from Andrei’s Niseido Black Belt Test. All I can say is “ibuprofen” for those who worked with him….

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Andrei Itkis tested for his Niseido Jujitsu Black Belt on Friday March 28 2014. He did an outstanding job plowing through 2 plus hour grueling examination. It never ceases to amaze me how the bar gets raised on these tests year after year. When I look back to some of the earlier black belt videos you quickly realize not only how the physical preparation has gone to a whole new level but the precision of techniques has as well. We are proud to have him as a new Niseido Black Belt.

Sensei Rick Parlante
Naples FL

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This clip is from the end of Robert Thompsons Black Belt Test where he gets to wear his black belt for the very first time. The audio is a bit faint but legible. I had to use my camera because the camcorder battery was exausted

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I had the privilege to be on the grading board for Roberts test on Saturday. The grading board had to dig pretty deep to find things to rattle his cage with. He had great stamina, strength, focus and speed blasting through the 2 1/2 hour grueling exam. This combined clips run about 45 minutes of the almost 2 1/2 hour test he took so you can just imagine! This test came after Roberts amazing physical comeback from a very serious health problem that he overcame as he was getting prepared for this.

Sensei Rick Parlante
Naples FL

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Here’s another short video clip from our Women’s Self Defense Class last Saturday. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, they all did well!

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What I like about this gal is she actually chased Brandon down. How about that gator roll at the end?

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They look like they accomplished something :-)

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Here’s a short video clip of the ground fighting portion of Saturdays 3 hour women’s self defense / anti abduction seminar. These were a tough group of gals that did an amazing job in those 3 short hours. Their confidence levels rose to a whole new level as they completed the course.

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