Shihan Paul Arel developed Jukido Jujutsu. This art was named in 1959. Jukido is a jujitsu system with an emphasis on self defense. Shihan Paul Arel’s legacy of three unifying principles to Martial arts; Kuzushi, Jushin and Shorinji are used in Jukido as they are used in his other art, Kokondo Karate.
In the first stages of Jukido there is an emphasis on self defense drills which allows the student to become familiar with Escapes, Throws, Blocks, Locks and Strikes. These drills eventually evolve into infinite applications liberating the Jukido student from having only one defense for a specific attack. These five facets also blend into a self defense style that is recommended for anyone needing a no-nonsense approach to self defense. Since Jukido utilizes the attacker’s strength against them this art is especially popular for the young. Classes begin for children at 5 or 6 years old and continue throughout adulthood.
Jukido instills confidence as Kaicho Howard (current Chief Instructor for Jukido) states when reflecting on his own history in Jujitsu, “Shihan always said rudeness is a weak person’s imitation of strength.” The biography of many of Jukido’s highest ranks includes being bullied as children. Jukido helped many youngsters develop the skills to become successful, confident and friendly adults.
Jukido is guided by the seven codes of Bushido
These codes govern the ethics of all self defense situations. What is the appropriate response to an attacker’s aggression? The answer lies in a series of “what If” questions and drills. A good martial artist behaves responsibly. This concept is taught in Jukido regardless of the age of the participants and the variety of the attack. This ethical concern allows the student to have the needed compass and courage to navigate the schoolyard, the boardroom or the back alley.
Jukido is versatile, effective and appropriate self defense for everyone.