This web site is a guide to the art of Jiu Jitsu and not really a guide on how to "do" Jiu Jitsu. The content of this site may be subjective in areas carrying the insights and beliefs of the site authors be they explicit or merely implied.
Please do not attempt to undertake any actions described herein without proper supervision or cause - YorkJitsu will not be held responsible.
If you take an interest in Jiu Jitsu please find a club to join and take part in the controlled and safe-environment of the dojo. If there is no Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu club near you, try another style or another martial art.
Please don't be foolish and think you can be Bruce Lee by reading a few words on a page. It takes many years of dedication and practice with a qualified instructor. The site is intended to assist you and not to replace your instructor.
Please also note that for the sake of convention male pronouns are used throughout this web site (i.e. 'him', 'he', 'his'). Jiu Jitsu is a martial art for all irrespective of race, age, size or gender, and no bias is intended by its use. On occasion there may be explicit references to gender, but this is only in cases where physical gender differences are directly relevant to the situation being described.
Finally if you do study Jiu Jitsu please be aware that the techniques and views given on this site may not be identical to those taught in your school/style, or in some cases by your instructor. Whilst there are often presecriptive aspects to techniques there are also subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) variations in approach. There is no such thing as a perfect technique and you will often find that variations work well in differing cicumstances. So with this in mind we hope that you get a great benefit from the content of the site, but there is no substitute to finding the technique variation that works best for you with the help of your own instructor.
I hope that you enjoy the site and keep visiting for the updates.
Yours in budo.
The YorkJitsu Administrator.