Jujitsu (literally ``the gentle fighting art'') is an empty handed extension of the sword fighting art of the Japanese Samuarai. The actual ancient art is called Aiki Jujitsu. This involves joint locks, throws, strikes, blocks, and chokes. 2500 years ago reference was made to Jujitsu and its philosophies of which may have occurred during the Choon Chu era (772-481 BC) The period of Japanese history between the 8th and 16th centuries had civil war and many martial arts systems were uses practiced and perfected on the battlefield. This training was used to conquer armored and armed opponents many close fighting.
Some of the strengths of Jujitsu are being able to control an attacker with out bodily harm or you have the option to use as must force as necessary.
Our Jujitsu training uses both Japanese, and Brazilian Jiujitsu, in includes, Stand up , throws and ground work. And the ranking system includes White - Blue - Purple - Brown- Black.
Our Instructor's for Overland Park Kansas:
Head Instructor and Founder,
Steven A. Crawford Sr., 8th Dan. Jujitsu/Jiujutsu, Pankration, Kenpo
Instructor Name: Steven A. Crawford, Sr
Steven A. Crawford, has 8th Dan under Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu, under Kenneth Penland, Carlson Gracie, Jr Certified Self Defense Instructor, USAFPA/ WPA Pankration 8th Dan. 7th Dan Aiki Jujitsu, 6th Dan American Karate, 2nd Dan Kenpo, 2nd Dan in Combat Grappling, 2nd Dan To-Shin Do Jutaijutsu, 2nd Dan Shingitai Jujitsu, 1st Dan Judo Black Belt Alliance, 1st Dan Brazilian Jiujitsu Self Defense.
Other Information: Steven A. Crawford Sr.
Former Chief Inspector for MMA
Kansas State Athletic Commission
ISCF USA Vice President Representative
ISCF Judges & Referees Certification Representative
About : Steven A. Crawford, Sr.
Founded American Ju-Jitsu Systems in 1995
1995 to Present
Founder of American Ju-Jitsu, 1995
2021: Promoted to 8th Dan Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu, George Alexander
2020: May 5th Promoted to 7th Dan Aiki Jujitsu, Sonny Hughes
2020: Malibu Martial Arts Association Malibu, CA Kansas Affiliated Instructor Promoted to Rank of Nidan 2nd Degree Black Belt Combat JuJitsu, By Master Santos Flaniken.
2018: Received 8th Dan WPDR Pankration, Aleksandr Valdaicev & Vladimir Klenshev
2015: Promoted to 2nd Dan Kenpo, Kyushin Ryu, Rui Barreto
2015: Promoted to 6th Dan. American Karate, Eric Pence
2014: Promoted to 6th Dan Aiki Jujitsu, Kyoshi - Rokudan.
2012: Promoted to 8th Dan USAFPA Pankration, John Townsley
2012: Promoted to Master Instructor under USFL, Jon Frank
2006: Hired on as Chief Inspector for Mixed Martial Arts, By Aaron M. Davis Boxing Commissioner of Kansas
2006: Opened AJJ School in Blue Springs MO, at Summit Fitness II
2006: United States Martial Arts Association Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor Promoted to Rank of 4th dan JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter Inducted into the 2002 Hall of Fame.
2005: Curtis Stout went to Cage Rage 14in Wembley Conference center in London, England to fight Anderson Silva vs Curtis Stout.
December 2, 2005
2006: Promoted to 7th Dan Shorinji Ryu Jujitsu
2004: Was promoted to The ISCF Advisory Board by
ISCF President Steve Fossum / http://www.iscfmma.com/AdvBoard.htm
2004: June 19 Coach, Trainer of Curtis Stout, competitor of UFC 48. Match 2
2003: Promoted to the of Rank 2nd Dan, Nidan in the art of To-shin Do Jutaijutsu
(#31) by Grandmaster Stephen K. Hayes and 5th Dan Tom Maienza.
2002: Curtis Stout, goes to Russia and fights Andrei Semenov Match 14
2003:With the help of Jeff Osborn, Mr. Crawford opens the Amature
division of Hook-n-Shoot
2001: opened 3 new schools – Missouri, Colorado, California.
Inducted into the 2000 Pankration Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the 2002 U.S.M.A.A. Hall of Fame.
Coached and Trained, 2 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal winners in the 2000 Nationals in Athens, Greece.
Won 4 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze Medal, in the Ken Shamrock North American Pan Am Games in San Diego, CA
Trainer of the Iowa State Heavyweight Cage Fighting Champion, Brad Jones
Students earned 50 Gold Medals in USA Pankration Federation.
Coach and Trainer of Champion in the 2nd Annual Black Out or Tap Out 140 lbs. Division, Travis Phippen.
Coach and Trainer of 3rd place winner in Abu Dhabi trials Championships, Travis Phippen.
Coach, Trainer and Manager of Curtis Stout, competitor of UFC 30. Match 2
2001: Coached the first tag team Submission Grappling Champions Brad Jones and Jobe Duran (Evansville, Ind.)
2001: Promoted to the of Rank Shodan in the art of To-shin Do Ninjutsu by Grandmaster Stephen K. Hayes and 4th Dan Tom Maienza.
2002: Curtis Stout went to Russia and fought the number one middle weight fighter, but lost to a rear naked choke.
2003: There’s a new show in town, Cowtown Rumble; we have entered 24 fighters so far and have only three loses. 21 and 3 updated 10/23/03
2000: USAFPA (Federation of Pankration Athlima) Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor Promoted to the Rank of 5th Dan Pankration by John Townsley 8th Dan.
1999: United States Martial Arts Association Kansas Affiliated School and Instructor Promoted to Rank of Shodan JuJitsu by Grandmaster Philip Porter Inducted into the 2002 Hall of Fame.
1999: Malibu Martial Arts Association Malibu, CA Kansas Affiliated Instructor Promoted to Rank of Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt Combat JuJitsu, By Master Santos Flaniken.
1998: International Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Federation Chicago, IL Kansas Affiliated Instructor Promoted to Certified Self Defense Instructor Under Carlson Gracie, Jr.
1994: Present I.K.C.A. Association (#37 names down)
Seals Beach, CA . Kansas Affiliated School Owner Received 1st Dan in Kenpo, by Grandmaster Chuck Sullivan Opened Crawford’s I.K.C.A. Kenpo Karate school Tested and oversaw the development of the 1996 version of the Ultra Man Kenpo Dummy.
1985 Present: Shorinji ryu JuJitsu
Kansas City, KS Senior Instructor Representative Expanded Shorinji ryu JuJutsu to the Midwest Promoted to 5th Dan on 4/2/00 by Grandmaster Ken Penland. Implemented training course for new schools.
1978 1980: Midwest Aikido Federation Kansas City, MO Student in Training / by Master Fred Newman.
1976 to 1978: Marlboro Community Judo Club Kansas City, MO Student in Training / by John Olsen.
1976 Marlboro 160 lbs. Midwest Judo Champion Against Jim Harrison’s Judo Club.
1977 Marlboro 172 lbs. Midwest Judo Champion
1978 Marlboro 180 lbs. Midwest Judo 2nd Place Against Jim Harrison’s Judo Club
Brad Jones, 6th Dan, MMA, Jujitsu, Boxing.
Dwane Lewis, 5th Dan, Kickboxing.
Benjamin Nogueras, 5th Dan, Taekwondo, Kickboxing.
Curtis Stout, 2nd Dan Jujitsu, MMA, UFC Vet.
Kirk Mata, 1st Dan, Grappling, Jujitsu.
Joey Rodriguez-Crawford, 3 stripe Brown.
We are at 68 Inside Sports, 11301 W. 88th St, Overland Park, KS 66214, This is an awesome place, We have 1,680 sq ft of mat space and 840 sq ft of bag space.
"We Teach It Real", We teach real self-defense, Jujitsu/ Jiujitsu, Kickboxing, Kenpo/ Ninjutsu, Wrestling/ Grappling.
We do it for Self Defense and for Sports, We will help you reach your goals!
Kenpo Jujitsu is a blend of Kenpo strikes and Jujitsu Throws and Ground work
We teach Chinese Kenpo as taught to Black Belt Steven A. Crawford Sr. by The IKCA.
Class Time are Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6pm
$65 a month on EFT or $75 a month by cash or check
This is a belt system, Orange, Purple, Blue, Green, Brown and Black
Teens 12 years and up.
We teach, American / Japanese and Brazilian, styles of Jiujitsu mixed with MMA and Wrestling
Our Jujitsu/ Jiujitsu is based off Japanese and Brazilian. This is a Belt System, No Gi classes.
Belt are Blue, Purple, Brown and Black.
Prices are $65 a month on EFT or $75 a month with Cash or Check.
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Monthly and Annual Memberships Are Available
04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Monday, 4pm to 5pm - MMA / Jiujitsu
Tuesday, 4pm to 5pm Kenpo/ Jujitsu Self-Defense
Tuesday, 6pm to 7pm Kenpo/ Jujitsu Self-Defense
Tuesday, 7pm to 8pm - MMA / Jujitsu
Wednesday, 4pm to 5pm - MMA / Jiujitsu
Thursday, 4pm to 5pm Kenpo/ Jujitsu Self-Defense
Thursday, 6pm to 7pm Kenpo/ Jujitsu Self-Defense
Thursday, 7pm to 8pm - MMA / Jujitsu
Saturday, 1:30pm to 3pm Boxing / Kickboxing
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