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Techniques of NTJ | International Organization Origin | Roland Hernaez Shihan
Learning NTJ | From White to Black Belt | Yudansha - Black belts Budo Links

 
What is Nihon Tai-Jitsu ?

Nihon Tai-Jitsu is a pure art of self defense: a research of the highest effectiveness with minimum efforts in any situation. Tai-Jitsu is used by many police forces in Japan, France, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, North Africa... etc. 

In our modern society, however, Nihon Tai-Jitsu has also become a Budo, integrating personality development as part of our goal, a deep respect for human life and a principle of proportionality of the defense toward the attack.

 

Technical Aspects of NTJ
  • Systematic Body Turning (Tai Sabaki) to control attacks.
  • Off Balancing the opponent (Kuzushi).
  • Each defense starts with an Atemi, to prepare the defense.
  • Utilization of opponent's strength and Ju (soft) concept.
  • Tai-Jitsuka train in all distances; using a combination of fists and legs striking techniques (Atemi waza), throwing techniques (Nage Waza), arm locks (Kansetzu Waza), strangulations (Shime Waza), "sacrifice techniques" (Sutemi Waza) to bring opponent of the ground and finally ground techniques (Ne Waza).
  • Defense against weapons: Tanto, Bo...
  • 3 level of development: Body - Technique - Spirit (Tai-Gi-Shin)

 

International Federation of Nihon Tai-Jitsu & Ju-Jitsu

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 techniques.
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.

 

Method of NTJ

 

NTJ is a very structured system; It has specific fundamentals techniques (Kihon), 24 basic techniques, 3 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. 

 

Nihon JU-JITSU
Nihon Ju-Jitsu 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 (Yoseikan Style)
  • Tai Sabaki no Kata (Yoseikan Style)
  • Hyori no Kata (Yoseikan Style)
  • Juni no Kata (Nihon Jujitsu style)

Origins of NIHON TAI-JITSU
Tai-Jitsu is one of Japanese oldest style (Ryu) of Ju-Jitsu whose origins date from 11th century to 16th century. Other names were also used such as Jujutsu, Koshi no Makari, Yawara...

The actual techniques of Nihon Tai-Jitsu were strongly influence by the ancient Daito Ryu from Takeda Clan conserving their original effectiveness.

During the first part of 20th century, the style was enriched with numerous technical components of Mochizuki Shihan's Yoseikan Dojo. The prestigious Master Minoru Mochizuki brought it for the first time to Europe in 1951, beginning its expansion outside of Japan, by means of his disciple, the French Jim Alcheik.

After WW2, as Japan was loosing interest in its traditional martial arts, it is in Europe that the Nihon Tai-Jitsu became an even more complete Martial Art (Budo) under the influence of Jim Alcheik and his student Roland Hernaez

 

Roland HERNAEZ SHIHAN
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).

HANSHI 9th DAN - Nihon Tai-Jitsu - SEIBUKAN ACADEMY of KYOTO JAPAN
HANSHI 8th DAN - Nihon Ju-Jitsu - IFNB (Japan)
KYOSHI 7th DAN - Karate Jitsu - FFKAMA (France)
4th DAN - Aikido 
4th DAN - Judo and Black belt in Shorinji Kempo

Among other 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 EUROPE.

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 astonishing:

 
Sensei Mikonosuke KAWAISHI & Luc LEVANIER in JUDO
Sensei KAWAISHI in TAI-JITSU
Sensei Lu LEBANGF &  Hiro MOCHIZUKI in AIKIDO
Sensei Henrie PLEE & MURAKAMI in KARATEDO
Hiroshi AOSAKA Sensei in SHORINJI KEMPO 
Sensei Jim ALCHEIK & Minoru Mochizuki  Shihan in TAI-JITSU & NIHON JU-JITSU. 

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