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Tai Jitsu Martial Arts Self-Defense Initiation

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris Extraordinaire Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 16 Feb 11:15 - 13:00

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Total beginners welcome ! And no need for a kimono....
Have you ever been curious to try a bit of martial arts or learn self-defense skills? Or maybe you've practiced a martial art in the past and want to discover a different tradition? Protected content discover Tai Jitsu (literally "body skill"), an easy-to-learn, centuries-old (!) Japanese martial arts tradition of self-defense, with a teacher who used to train the French national team, and who also happens to be a 6th Dan black belt ! Protected content
After the class we can go grab lunch nearby for those who are interested.

In a fun, friendly atmosphere, we will begin with several warm-up and body strengthening exercises : lunges, a few minutes of low-key jogging inside the room, jumping jacks, abs muscle training, adductor and calf muscle stretches, just a few pushups (whatever you can do), and planks. Then we will learn some basic self-defense movements, like how to block an opponent, and how to do some low intensity punches and kicks. We will practice in pairs with each other.

The class is a mix of total beginners and experienced black belts and everything in between, and the mood is light, fun, and easygoing, while still paying tribute to a noble tradition and learning its codes.

No keiko gi (Kimono) required !
Feel free to just come in your gym clothes.
No socks ! or jewelry please.
Bring a small bottle of water if possible.

So, what is it exactly? A Japanese-style combat art of Western design, Nihon Tai Jitsu, which in Japanese means "Techniques of body" is actually a modern method of self defense. This is not the addition of judo, aikido and karate, but a discipline based on attacks as they might occur in everyday life. Of course, we find traditional martial arts movements, but which have undergone transformations to adapt them to actual defense.

In addition, from a pedagogical point of view, the method developed by martial arts teachers and physical education teachers is very progressive. The techniques are sorted judiciously and are easy to follow, and can be practiced by anyone, and do not include violent falls.

Let's never forget that Nihon Tai Jitsu is a set of self defense techniques and not a form of attack. The defense is done with bare hands, against one or more opponents, armed or not.

So come learn how to kick some butt and push yourself!