American Ju-jitsu Association

The association was founded in 1972 for the purpose of bringing different ryu of the art together in an atmosphere of mutual cooperation and respect.



Ju-jitsu is an ancient martial art, with evidence of its existence found as far back as 2000 years ago. It encompasses most elements of more recent break-off arts such as Karate, Judo, and Aikido.

Our association is comprised of a wide range of different ryu, styles of ju (or Jiu, Gentle or Flexible) jitsu (Art). Each ryu brings its own unique character that contributes a positive influence to the martial arts community.