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"I now have confidence that I could defend myself."

"I learned to stay alert, consider potential threats,
take preventive action."

"Excellent Japanese ju-jitsu training."

"What I learned here has been indispensable to me
in my career as a public-safety official."

"It gives good exercise, it's also very fun."
(from a student in the youth class)

"Your guidance coupled with [our son's] home life
is what we wanted in rearing our family."

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Thank you for visiting.

Ju-Jitsu Dojo of Columbia is no longer offering classes or seminars.
The owner-instructor has retired and moved out of the area.

Feel free to look around the site so that you know our background and
focus; we're still available, and are happy to answer any questions you have.

Looking for a recommendation for somewhere like our school?

Are you looking for an established traditional martial arts school which offers practical self defense training, and is not interested in competition? You've come to the right place!

For 30 years (1990-2020) Ju-Jitsu Dojo of Columbia continuously provided Japanese ju-jitsu-based, practical self-defense training to men and women from all walks of life. Current and former students consistently remarked that the type and quality of training we provided was very difficult to find.

If you want to learn how to:

  • avoid threatening situations
  • respond to lower-level threats
  • defend yourself against a wide variety of armed and unarmed attacks

  • come train with us. No prior experience is required. Individuals of all sizes and ages, including those with disabilities, train here - so can you!

    In addition to learning to protect yourself, the way we train will increase your:

  • endurance
  • strength
  • coordination
  • cardiovascular fitness
  • We also offer youth classes, where our younger students develop situational awareness and learn the fundamentals of self-protection. Good values and character development are also an integral part of our training program.

       info on our self-defense seminars