Jujutsu is a Japanese martial art developed as a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armoured opponent in which one uses no weapon or only a short weapon. “Jū” can be translated to mean “gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding.” “Jutsu” can be translated to mean “art” or “technique” and represents manipulating the opponent’s force against themself rather than confronting it with one’s own force. PCYC provides experienced instructors who are suitably qualified to teach interested people of all ages.
In addition to the fighting style, kung fu also includes mental exercises and religious practices designed to balance the whole body. Kung fu is fundamentally about aligning the practitioner with chi, the life force which is believed to move all around us. Shaolin temples resembled universities, integrating a wide range of subjects of study. With experienced and capable instructors, people of all ages are in safe hands in PCYC kung fu programs.
Judo is an Olympic-level sport of unarmed combat derived from ju jitsu and intended to train the body and mind. It involves using holds and leverage to unbalance the opponent. Judo is a Japanese word meaning “gentle way,” and is a type of martial art that comes from the ancient Japanese martial art of jujitsu, meaning “yielding way”. PCYC judo programs are run in accordance with the Australian Judo Federation (JFA), including the accrediting of instructors and grading of participants
Karate is a Japanese (Okinawa) system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, widely practised as a sport. Karate may be defined as a weaponless means of self defence. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. PCYC provides experienced and qualified instructors for all of our programs, and offers grading events as a recognition system.