Jiu-Jitsu Classes For Adults

Jiu-Jitsu Classes At West Coast Dojo

The Go Dai Henka Jiu-Jitsu System was developed in America and it focuses on close quarter combat, throws, takedowns, and submissions. Shihan Steve Schwartz is the chief instructor for the Go Dai Henka System.

About the Go Dai Henka Jiu Jitsu system

Go Dai Henka, which means the 5 changing elements, is a combination of Japanese Jiu Jitsu, along with Thai, Philipino, and Chinese martial arts.

It uses a combination of 5 animals which can also use any of the 5 elements to change the intent, flow, and power being delivered while executing a technique, throw, or submission.

The 5 animals in the Jiu Jitsu system include:

  • Gorilla
  • Monkey
  • Snake
  • Hawk
  • Bear

The 5 elements the Jiu Jitsu system is based from includes: 

  • Fire
  • Earth
  • Wind
  • Water
  • Metal

Go Dai Henka  Jiu Jitsu uses the 5 basic principles

  • Balance
  • Sensitivity
  • Leverage
  • Utilize the opponent’s strength to your advantage
  • Attack the opponent’s weakness

The Jiu-Jitsu Focus Areas for Classes

  • Ukemi – The Art of Falling
  • Nage – The Art of Throwing
  • Waza – Basic Techniques
  • Atemi – Vital Point Striking
  • Kime no Kata – Forms for Self Defense
  • Katemae Waza / RandoriGrappling and groundwork.You can read more in-depth about this Jiu-Jitsu style on our About Go Dai Henka Jiu-Jitsu page.

Jiu-Jitsu Class Hours and Cost

 2 nights a week ( Tues & Thurs) at 8:00 pm until 9:15 pm.

Cost : $90 / month.

At West Coast Dojo we strive to maintain a safe training environment, students must have required protective gear to spar. Students who do not have their gear will not be allowed to participate in sparring.

Contact our office today if you are interested in joining or have any questions.