Welcome to the International Jui-Jitsu Foundation – The IJJF
The not-for-profit IJJF foster a Japanese style of Jui Jitsu (also know in the West as Ju Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu or Ju Jutsu) which originates from the Samurai, an elite warrior sub-culture of Japan and was developed in battlefield combat for hundreds of years. Jui-Jitsu originated in Japanese Samurai schools where warriors were taught combat methods, including various weapon arts.
Jui-Jitsu techniques were usually taught as a subsidiary method and included: strikes; joint locks; strangulations; and throwing techniques for use in an emergency if the Samurai was unarmed. During periods of peace, Jui-Jitsu was oriented more towards civil combat away from the battlefields. At the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912) restrictions were placed upon carrying weapons in public and as a result, the unarmed techniques of Jui-Jitsu grew in importance and functionality.
The International Jui-Jitsu Foundation (IJJF) is based on the Jui-Jitsu system which was founded in 1956 by Professor Kam Hock Hoe to preserve, foster and teach Jui-Jitsu. IJJF’s form of Jui-Jitsu is a traditional Japanese style and has been handed down and fostered by our Foundation in the style of the late Professor Kam Hock Hoe. IJJF was founded in 1979 and later registered in Malaysia in 1982. Far from the humble beginnings at the Butterworth Air Force Base and Penang Island, Malaysia, IJJF schools can also be found throughout Australia.
More than just an art, the IJJF is a close-knit community that involves the whole family. The IJJF art is perfect for both self-defence, as well as defence of your loved ones. In addition to regular training classes, IJJF schools also hold Grading Dinners and Club Fundraisers.
The IJJF Family
One truly unique aspect of IJJF is that once you reach a senior belt (especially Black belt) you are no longer just a member of a Martial Arts Club, you become a member of the extended Jui-Jitsu family. This is a full and rewarding experience as when travelling to train or visit with your fellow martial artists it is quite common for you to be warmly welcomed and well accommodated at very little expense or effort.
The motto of the IJJF family (honour, justice and service) is an ethos all members, students and teachers strive to emulate. We aspire to behave with honour in all of our social, private and business dealings.