Ronin Taijutsu

Taijutsu is a Japanese blanket term for any combat skill, technique or system of martial art using natural body movements that are described as an empty-hand combat skill or system.

Our Taijutsu classes are a blend of striking (Daken Taijutsu), Throwing (Nage Waza), Joint Locks (Ju-taijutsu), Ground Fighting (Ne Waza), and simple hand weapons such as knife or baton.

Taijutsu is a non-competitive art designed for self-defense and lacks much of the flash seen in modern sportive styles. Instead, it focuses on efficient movements, timing, and off-balancing techniques to disable an attacker with minimal effort. Taijutsu’s broad collection of techniques and concepts makes it ideal for the modern warrior. A skilled practitioner can adapt his strategy to any scenario on the fly and respond with the best answer to get home safe and sound at the end of the day.

Our Adult Taijutsu program is a multidiscipline approach to personal protection. Our Adult Taijusu curriculum is designed with teens and adults in mind. They may be put in situations that require them to stay in the fight until assistance arrives or until another person is out of danger.

Our Adult curriculum consists of 90 classes that you’ll repeat several times. Each class falls into one of five categories –


How to hit and how not to get hit. Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Kali, and a few others blend together to give you multiple options. Beyond empty-handed strikes, these classes introduce knife and baton training.


Takedowns, Throws, and Sweeps. Transitioning from standing to the ground or from the bottom of the ground to the top allows you the ability to “change the game” and keep your opponent off balance.


Locking up and shutting down your opponent standing or on the ground. These lessons involve joint locks, chokes, and position controls to defeat your opponent regardless of size.


Some situations are unique to personal safety. They don’t easily fit into a regular martial arts situation. Because of this, we refer to them simply as Self-Defense scenarios.

Pressure Testing Sparring

Knowledge without experience is just information. The purpose of pressure testing sparring is to safely test the skills you’ve been practicing with a non-compliant partner.