Gunji Taiho Jutsu Develops 1st Form for Arresting Technique

Gunji Taiho Jutsu has no formal Katas; however, I have been thinking about it for some time now. At my last training at the Kodokan, I practiced the Nage No Kata. There were close to 70 different Judokas on the tatamis practicing and learning different Judo katas. I enjoyed it. For Gunji Taiho Jutsu, I did not want to have a self-defense kata created one day much like Goshin Jutsu or Kime-no-Kata in Judo. I wanted something that could showcase the uniqueness of GJT for arresting technique and to try to capture PCS 1-3, the inside/outside/split, the pinning core with and without resistance to showcase PCA Strategies (Practical Counter Actions), and finally, the direct handcuffing with resistance our Direct Handcuffing Method.
I wanted to have the Kodokan protocols, introductions, entry to the tatami for tori and uke, and finally the exits from the tatami. So far I have structured what I am calling Ichi-No-Kata. This can loosely mean To Position Oneself in Japanese.  One of my new favorite things is to discuss Japanese Martial Arts on the train with one of my instructors of Uechi Ryu karate. We explored the history from China to Okinawa. Also, the from political organizations etc. I discussed with him also the kata for GTJ and that I was finding a difficult wording for to place oneself in Japanese. He said that for a kata I would need to use the word location and not “to place.” Therefore, the kata should be named: ichi no kata.
A Japanese person will think one of two things when he hears ichi no kata. This can mean kata of one. Or the second meaning, what I am going for, kata of location. With this in mind, the 1st official form of Gunji Taiho Jutsu has taken the name: Ichi-No-Kata. In English, the kata's meaning is to place oneself.
Let us take a look at Ichi-No-Kata:

The goal now is to film Ichi-No-Kata in detail and add it to Gunji University.  Having a formal kata for taiho jutsu gives a practitioner another level of studying and training arresting techniques.  The form showcases the unique principles, methods, theories, and techniques of GTJ.                                                      

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– Prof. “little” Tony Pacenski
Yokota Air Base – Tokyo Japan


Gunji Taiho Jutsu (GTJ) | Military Arresting Technique is a system of taiho jutsu that is a progressive way to teach Military or Law Enforcement personnel many of the traditional and contemporary jujutsu techniques of control and arrest while at the same time keeping mindful of secondary weapon systems during training and complementing all of the current and evolving Military Combatives programs in place for the different branches of the Military.



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