|Today, the Nihon
Tai-Jitsu of Hernaez Sensei is considered as one of the most
complete Ju-Jitsu style in the world, for its learning method,
specific philosophy as well as the efficiency and richness of its
The FINTJ has been recognized by
the highest Japanese and International organizations in Martial
Arts: The Nippon Seibukan Kyoto, the Kokusai Budoin
(IMAF) and the Yoseikan International of Master Mochizuki
Minoru (IFNB), authorizing to add "Nihon" as
a symbol of its genuine origin and techniques.
is a very structured
system; It has specific fundamentals techniques (Kihon), 24 basic
Atemi Kata, 5 fundamental Kata, several types of Randori, Shiai
and Bunkai. Each level of study is organized with a specific
program and a progressive approach.
NTJ has a large number of
techniques; However the system is kept open in order to let each
Budoka to choose the techniques that best fit their personal body
type, age or personal preferences.
Emphasis is put on fundamentals
and key points rather than a rigid form. For this reason, many
martial artists from other style decide to study Nihon Tai-Jitsu
to add more efficiency or to complete their own style. Each
person will adapt NTJ to him/herself
rather than following a pre-defined corporal expression. Efficiency,
concepts and minimum efforts for maximum effects are the guidelines.
and Tai-Jitsu share the same self-defense techniques, although NTJ
has more Atemi waza.
Tai-Jitsuka study both NTJ &
NJJ, however some may prefer to focus on one or the other. Nihon Jujitsu
curriculum has specific Kata:
- Empi no Kata
- Kihon Kata
- Tai Sabaki no Kata
- Hyori no Kata
- Juni no Kata (Nihon Jujitsu
||As an exceptional
Educator and Sport Teacher, Roland Hernaez Sensei was able to develop the
basis of modern Nihon Tai-Jitsu, adding various educational
components, a progressive learning method, some influence from
Shorinji Kempo and a very effective teaching method.
His brother and
Karate expert George Hernaez sensei (7th Dan Karate Do) brought
his energy and great technique to this project from the start.
Among the best experts of NTJ, we will remember Christian Lefebvre
Sensei (Asahi Ryu NTJ).
||9th DAN - Nihon
Tai-Jitsu - SEIBUKAN
ACADEMY of KYOTO JAPAN
||8th DAN - Nihon
Ju-Jitsu - IFNB (Japan)
||7th DAN - Karate Jitsu
- FFKAMA (France)
||4th DAN - Aikido
||4th DAN -
Judo and Black
belt in Shorinji Kempo
responsibility, Hernaez Sensei is a member of the Directing Board
of the French Federation of Karate, President of the International
Federation of Nihon Tai-Jitsu/Ju-Jitsu, Director of SEIBUKAN
His expertise in Ju-jitsu is recognized by some of the highest
Masters in Japan and several World Federations. Considered as one of
the greatest Budo Master Outside of Japan, Hernaez Shihan started Martial Arts in 1951, at age 17.
The quality and level of his own teachers is
KAWAISHI & Luc LEVANIER in JUDO
KAWAISHI in TAI-JITSU
LEBANGF & Hiro MOCHIZUKI in AIKIDO
PLEE & MURAKAMI
Sensei in SHORINJI KEMPO
ALCHEIK & Minoru Mochizuki Shihan in TAI-JITSU &