Jujutsu is a Japanese unarmed combat system originally developed by the samurai warriors for use on the battlefield or during personal duels. Jujutsu was designed to defend against either armed or unarmed assailants. Techniques from jujutsu have been absorbed into military and police force training Worldwide. Many jujutsu techniques unheard of in the West before 1900 are now seen in wrestling, judo, grappling arts, Brazilian jujutsu (introduced to Brazil by Japanese immigrants), aikido, and most modern fighting systems. Traditional jujutsu developed over hundreds of years within the old martial sword schools (ryu).

Outside Japan:

Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu - International Jujutsu Institute (KJR-IJI) has its origins with the famous Kyoto Kokusai Jujutsu Daigakuin, Japan (1899-1945). An Asian branch studio was opened in Malaya in 1935 by late Grandmaster & Kyoto graduate: Professor Kam Hock Hoe (1903-1990). Kam was also a professional wrestler (Panther Hoe) and a boxer. He used his jujutsu & unarmed skills during wartime occupation of Asia. After World War 2, Kam established an International Jujutsu Institute (1956), in Penang. He also taught many RAF & RAAF personnel stationed at Butterworth Air Force Base, Malaysia from 1956-74.


Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu was founded in Australia in 1970, constituted 1975 by R.B. Lea (master dan student of Kam). In 1979, Lea appointed J.R. Bear as Aust. headquarters chief-instructor. Bear has been teaching since that time. Bear conducts local and interstate classes in Kokusai-ryu jujutsu and other Japanese martial arts He regularly travels to research and spread KJR jujutsu arts nationally and overseas.

Training Sessions in Canberra:

Kokusai Jujutsu classes follow the Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu (KJR-IJI) training syllabus (Kyohan) and assists practitioners through the jujutsu belt levels. Training provides opportunities for students and seniors to learn self-defence or study a martial art for fun and recreation. Serious students are able to become coaches, achieve graduation to black belt status through the Kokusai Jujutsu Ryu, and the training is suited to security and law enforcement professionals. Registered participants have access to regular jujutsu (Japanese unarmed arts), kobudo (Japanese weaponry arts) and related courses. Technical instruction is under the direction of high ranking and respected Australian jujutsu instructors

Training syllabus:

The KJR-IJI jujutsu syllabus developed over hundreds of years, fully integrating fighting arts necessary for powerful self-defence. As the original mixed martial art, the training incorporates many fighting and self defence skills as shown below.

Training includes:

Atemijutsu: lethal striking using punches, hand, elbows, knees, feet, etc.;

Kansetsute: joint locks, submission and restraining holds;

Nagete: big throwing techniques, takedowns, & follow up skills;

Teho: hand releases, countering, escaping from holds & locks;

Kumiuchi: Ground fighting: standing and ground grappling techniques,

Shimete: Strangles, sleepers and submission chokes.

Kuatsu: Arts of immobilising, revival & restoration (related first aid skills) .

Kobudo: Use of & defence against weapons, stick, knife, sword, staff , etc


Phone  - 041 112 3378.
Email: info ( at ) kjr-iji.org