Jujitsu Training Session !

Jujitsu Training Session !


Hey !

This post might seem a bit random to you dear readers, because it the subject has nothing to do with what I usually blog about. But it’s something I like, so I though why not share it with everyone ?
Last week end, with Victor and some friends, we decided to book a Dojo on our own, so we could have a Jujitsu training session ?


Here we are, my friends and I !


dreamteam 2


(From left to right : Me, Victor, Pierre, Timothée, and Caroline.)



• A bit about Japanese Jujitsu :

Jujitsu (and not Jiu-Jitsu, the Brazilian version) is a martial art, that could be considered as the ancestor of every other Japanese martial art. There are kicks, punches, throwing people on the ground, and joint locks. It was the fighting style samurai used when they didn’t have their sword with them, that’s why it’s very versatile !

The Dojo takes place in the same building as a shop, called Masamune, the entrance doesn’t look like much but wait until you see what’s inside (the owner was really nice with us by the way) :


Masamune flyers.png



It’s a Japanese items shop, that sells lots of Kendo and Aïkido swords, but also cute Geta shoes and many martial art related accessories you can find in Japan ?? (they even have some antique swords) :



Now, here is the main Dojo room (sorry in advance, the lightning was not good) :




Loved the decoration there, very “Japanese” ! ⛩️


dojo decoration


For some reason, there were two chicken toys on the corner. But hey, I like randomness.





And as you would think, we might have executed spectacular moves, where people ended up flying to the other side of the room. Well, there were some of those :




But often, the fight just ends up in a weird tangle on the ground, where you try your best not to get locked by your opponent :


weird tangling


(don’t get fooled by my smiling face, I don’t know what the hell I’m trying to do there)

And in the end, we all end up like this :


I’ve not practiced Jujitsu for that long (a year and a half or so), but since we don’t have time to practice with a club at the same time as college, it was very unwinding and fun.


Did you like reading about this martial art ? Tell me in the comments ! ?

Do you practice any kind of fighting sports ?




  1. 07/07/2017 / 04:06

    Haha, this was fun to read Oriana! I know very little about jujitsu beyond its a like a combination of wrestling and fighting. Sounds like good fun ??

    • Oriana
      10/07/2017 / 14:24

      Haha it’s exactly that ! Lots of fun especially with friends ?

  2. 07/07/2017 / 06:06

    Although I never see myself going to a class it’s nice to dream lol. Maybe one day. Thanks for sharing.

    • Oriana
      10/07/2017 / 14:27

      You totally should ! ? I wasn’t confident at first because obviously I’m not muscular and all, but if you decide to jump out of your comfort zone it’s actually thrilling to see yourself being able to fight ! I’m glad you liked it ?

  3. 30/08/2017 / 17:04

    It is good to see someone talking about Japanese Jujitsu. After the popularity of MMA and Brazillian jiu-jitsu prominence in it, most people do not know that it’s origins are in the Japanese form. Great that you get a chance to learn in Japan. I lived in Japan for almost 8 years and loved it. The Japanese people are wonderful. I trained in Shorin-ji Kempo during my time there and had a great experience. Good luck with your training!

    • Oriana
      07/09/2017 / 12:40

      It’s true that mma and Brazilian jiu-jutsu both completely stole the spotlight, even though I enjoy watching those too. Wow 8 years, amazing ! I went to Japan on holiday twice, but I actually practiced Jujitsu in France. It must have been really something to train with japanese people ! ?

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