Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Dojo in Red Deer

Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu™ At Goshin Martial Arts we teach practical and effective self-defense to people of all ages and backgrounds, using a style of ju jitsu called Goshinkan-Ryu.

Primarily a school of Traditional Ju Jitsu, we also teach aspects and learnings of martial arts that have flowed from this proven system of self-defense, notably: Karate, Judo, Aikido and Modern Grappling; we also teach elements of arnis and boxing. Protect yourself, your loved ones and your property

Every one of our self-defense techniques has been tested and proven reliable in real life by doormen, police, security, protection services, executives, athletes, kids and housewives.

The basis of the Goshin system of self-defense is that all techniques must follow the 3 minute rule; that is, if you can’t learn it in 3 minutes then it is of no use. Under stress you will remember only the simplest things, so we rely on whole body movements that are natural and instinctive.

Martial arts continues to evolve and grow in popularity — some for fitness, or self-defense, some for sport — and they will continue to grow year after year. As Instructors, we too continue to expand our knowledge and systems inorder to maintain their effectiveness and practicality.

The Meaning of Goshinkan Ryu Ju Jitsu

Goshinkan is composed of three Japanese words: Go, Shin and Kan. As with many Japanese words these have many translations, since the meaning of Japanese words often depends on the situation they are put in.

Go means the five virtues of a warrior, according to Bushido, as well as the five virtues of a Goshin student. It also represents the five steps to a confrontation response, which are: exit or talk, distract, move in, takedown, & hold-down. Lastly, it can be interpreted as hard techniques and movements.

Shin, when combined with Go, creates “self-defense; or protection of the body.

Kan is the hall or school for the stuy of the way. Kan is also the meaning for Canadian Style of Ju-Jitsu.

Goshinkan is the home of self preservation; home of the strong spirit and school of self-defense.

Many of the concepts of the Goshin Martial Arts system date back to the Edo-period. Our techniques come from Goshinkan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu and the styles study, as well as styles we have helped develop: Shindo-Ryu Ju-Jitsu; Inukshuk Bushido Kai. The system itself is made up of Suntetsujutsu, Yawara Jutsu, Atemi-Waza Jutsu (pressure points), Kansetsuwaza (joint locking), Taihojutsu (arresting art), Osae waza (holding technique), Nage waza (throwing technique), Shime waza (neck restraints), Arnis De Cadena & Balintawak Cuentada Eskrima (single & double stick, edged weapons).

Some early Edo-period schools, especially those founded by warriors with practical combat experience, showed a very pragmatic and effective approach to self-defense. They included techniques suitable both for combat on the battlefield and for peacetime situations. In these more pragmatic jujutsu schools, the nucleus of the curriculum was jujutsu but instruction was also given in the use of various weapons. At the end of the Edo-period some jujutsu schools shifted their focus from combative systems for warriors to peacetime fighting systems and a new type of jujutsu appeared — the “commoner’s yawara.”

This style of jujutsu was developed for, and by, common people, usually those with little or no martial arts training. It had limited application and focused mainly on unarmed fighting. This was very logical because commoners were not allowed to possess the weapons the samurai needed to be familiar with. Commoners also had no use for techniques that could only be mastered with years of rigorous training since martial arts training was not part of their daily routine. Techniques were limited to ordinary self-defense situations such as street fighting; because the techniques were for the most part defensive in nature, these fighting arts were also referred to as “goshinjutsu” (art of self-defense).

To understand our “Mon & Kanji” we must first define the terms:

Mon are insignias or crests to depict family name.

Kanji are characters that correspond to a word, and by combining these characters more words are created.

Our Mon consists of 5 Kanji characters and a symbol. The top two characters mean “Ju Jitsu”, the lower three “Bushido”. The symbol is the central figure and carries many meanings, the first being the blending of In and Yo.

As some may know, the In-Yo is the Japanese counterpart to Yin-Yang (characters traditionally shown as opposites eternally chasing one another). However, where Yin and Yang are always in harmony, in balance, the Japanese believe that "light" is always greater than "dark" (as indicated by the dark circle being smaller by the light circle). Here, however, In and Yo have merged, representing the coming together of opposing aspects, much as there are opposing aspects within our art which come together to create a technique (for example: compression and extension – opposite principles, yet when combined they create a joint lock; both principles necessary for the end result). Now blended, the traditional black and white combine to become red: the colour of both joy and anger in the East, life and danger in the West.

The symbol also consists of five points of intersection, a visual reference to the meaning of “Go”.

Finally, this symbol can be traced to the head teacher of school, Kevin D. Lintott Shihan , as he is the one who created it and defined its multiple meanings. It has become a part of the Lintott history and much as a family crest is the visual representation of one’s roots, this is the visual representation of our school and Chief Instructor and his roots.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Camp Of Combat Arts 2009

The plans for this years Camp are in full swing. The dates of the Camp of Combat Arts this year are going to be July 4 & 5th (Saturday and Sunday).

The camp will start on Saturday at 10 a.m. and we be held in the Southland Leisure Centre Main Gym.

The cost of the camp is $75 for both days. $55 for adult members; this year we planing on a kids camp as well held at our Queensland Dojo for juniors age 7 - 11. Date and time forth coming, cost for the kids $20.

A seminar like this for the adults is generally over $200 AJJA is a non-profit group out ot make a change is the Martial Arts Community.


Shihan Chris Bissett - Chief Instructor Jishin-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
Sensei Andy Dobie - President of Jitsu Canada
Sensei Rod Henricks - Head Instructor Inukshuk Bushido Kai in Edmonton
Sensei Malcolm Bale - Head instructor Calgary JuJitsu GMA in Calgary
Guro Joel Huncar - Raven Martial Arts and Huncar Applied Natural Defense Systems
Sensei Kevin D. Lintott - Chief instructor AJJA / Goshinkan-Ryu JuJitsu
Sensei Trevor Tessier - Head Instructor Panther Management Group
Sensei Tom Gillis - Head Instructor Foothills Training Services

Brochure on Camp of Combat Arts 2009

Poster Camp of Combat Arts 2009

Itinery and Information on Camp 2009

This year we are booking a Private Camp site for attendees and their families only. The site is at the Clearwater Tipi campsite just minutes west of Calgary. You can set up your own tent or trailer or book one of the large Tipi's to stay in. The cost of camping is free for your family however a small donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of the rental. We only ask that you help us clean up the sites prior to us leaving on the last day.

For more information or to book your spot please contact Sensei Lintott

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Black Belt College


To complete these programs you must be a Black Belt instructor under Sensei K.D. Lintott, or apply to be accepted as a student with AJJA affiliation.


The Black Belt College was created to facilitate a Sensei’s evolution. These programs are designed to encourage growth towards attaining excellence in teaching, while receiving continued education past Shodan Level. The programs offered compliment Goshinkan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu, as well as other accepted styles of Ju-Jitsu. The systems and techniques within the College program are Ju-Jitsu and Police based.


For all levels, the Sensei is first required to take the course by approved method, after which they will write an instructor’s test. Upon successful completion of these tasks the Sensei will be required to provide written documentation where required and teach the program to a group of students (martial arts or public). The teaching portion of the process is to be videotaped and submitted with documentation.

Courses available:

Level One (prerequisite: Shodan level)

· Police Pressure Point System (level one)

· Persuader Key Holder System (Basic)

· High Stress Sparring Drills

· Simple Hold Escape System

· Basic Self-Defense System

Level Two (prerequisite: Nidan Level; other levels may challenge)

· Joint Locking System and principles

· Practical Take Downs and Throws

· Neck Restraints and Theory

· Defense on the Ground

· Defense against a Club

Level Three (prerequisite: Sandan Level; other levels may challenge)

· Primary Anatomy

· Jaw Manipulation

· Defense against a knife

· Defense against a hand gun

· Escort and Holding system

Level Four (prerequisite: Yodan Level; other levels may challenge)

· Advanced Police Pressure Point System

· Advanced Persuader Key Holder System

· Combination Techniques

· Advanced Throwing

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


What are Kyu’s ? A Kyu is a color belt rank under a Black Belt. In Goshinkan-Ryu JUJITSU there are seven color ranks or Kyu in the adults program. The first Belt you attain or wear is a White Belt given to the student to simply keep the Gi together in a tidy fashion. Each Kyu or color is a step towards being a Sensei or Black Belt. 6th Kyu is Yellow Belt, 1st Kyu is Brown Belt which means you have only one more step to Black Belt. Keep in mind that there are 10 steps of Black Belt.