Fudo My-O is the Buddhist divinity of wisdom and fire, also known as O Fudo Sama he is sometimes called upon for
protection during dangerous times.
He is said to live in a temple at the top of Mount Okiyama, he is often shown to be an ugly old man surrounded by fire,
he has a sword in his right hand to sever material connections and a rope in the other hand that he used to tie demons
Fudoshin in literal terms means “Imperturbability” and for the purposes of this particular style of Ju-Jitsu we have used
the interpretation of “Unbreakable Spirit!” as in an immovable mind and immutable heart.
Ju-Jitsu is the ancient art of self defense that was developed in Japan centuries ago by the Samurai Warriors, it encompasses all
the major fighting styles and systems from which many modern day sports such as Judo, Karate, and Aikido have all derived from.
Fudoshin is a state of equanimity or imperturbability, literally and metaphorically “Immovable Heart” or “Unmoving Heart” a
philosophical / mental dimension to a martial art which contributes to the effectiveness of the advanced practitioner. A spirit of
unshakable calm and determination, courage without recklessness, rooted stability in both mental and physical realms,
meaning that a practitioner would have an immutable heart and an immovable mind.
This particular school of Fudoshin Ju-Jitsu has been built on a similar concept, “The Unbreakable Spirit!” is
represented in each student’s training ethos in that their mind will not be disturbed by internal demons neither will
they be affected by external factors so their fighting spirit will not be broken.Classes are suitable for men and women
from ages 16+ years of age, as a student of Fudoshin Ju-Jitsu you will learn how to fight, throw and grapple with your opponents.
You will also discover the importance health and fitness as each belt syllabus demands more from you as you progress.
Fudoshin Ju-Jitsu Dojos was founded in July 2008 by senior instructor Mark Thomas Sensei, black belt 3rd dan and opened our first Dojo on September
21st 2008 at David Lloyd Sport & Leisure, Bushey.
Sensei Mark was born in 1967 and has been a practitioner of Martial arts since the age of five, starting in Judo until the age of ten, the progressing
to Karate & Savate, Ninjitsu and Ju-Jitsu.
Peter Lavelle Sensei was awarded his Shodan in November 2010 and Sensei Mark was awarded his 3rd dan (Sandan) in March 2011 by Solon
Ntanovasilis Shihan of Dentokan International & Combat Ju-Jitsu Hellas and Prof Nicholas Charalambous of Goshin Ju-Jitsu.
The Club badge,
The two golden circles that encompass the words “Fudoshin Ju-Jitsu” and “The Unbreakable Spirit!” represent
the two continual journeys (mental and physical) in all Martial Arts.
The Temple in the centre of the badge represents a spiritual place where a students can focus their thoughts
on their training.
Mount Okiyama in the background represents the spiritual home of ”Fudo Sama"
The mountains also represent a physical presence of something that is “immovable”
This Badge is worn by all students on the right sleeve of their dogi.
The Bamboo & Kanji Student Badge,
The Bamboo is significant by way of something that is naturally hard yet durable, firmly rooted in the ground, sturdy
enough to build from yet flexible enough to withstand great forces, “Unbreakable” just as a Fudoshin Ju-Jitsu student.
The Kanji to the right of the bamboo reads downwards “Fudoshin Ju-Jitsu”
This badge is worn by all students on the left sleeve of their dogi.
The Fan & Katana Motif,
This represents the Yin & Yang principles of opposites in this case the hard and soft side
of the Samurai.
The Katana representing the hard side by virtue of the unyielding warrior and the fan representing the
softer side of an individual willing to serve others to the sacrifice of all else including himself and his family.
Therefore this badge is worn only by those that have attained the rank of Shodan Ho (Black Embroidery) or Shodan (Coloured Embroidery)
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