The peace that comes from balance and flexibility represented by two tongues of fire balancing, surrounded by a flexilbe ring of bamboo.
Arlington Budoshin JuJitsu Dojo: Self Defense for the Rest of Us
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Adult Class


Adult Class



Family Class



Mat Practice

New students may register at any time.

(You can always observe any class for free. To be on the mat you must be registered.)

 To register, please contact the YMCA Arlington


Regular classes

Adult Class

Regular classes are held every week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 8:00pm to 9:30pm, in the Arlington YMCA Multi-Purpose Room. Class is open to anyone 13 years or older (younger with permission of the instructor). These are on-going classes that cover a wide range of self-defense techniques, drills, exercises and martial arts development. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced students train together. Visitors are always welcome to come in and observe a class. We have an open door policy.

Family Class

Family class is held every Saturday from 3pm to 4pm and is open to all children age 8-13 and adults accompanied by their child. This is the same curriculum as the regular adult class (above) with an emphisis on balance, coordination, and self control.

Advanced Class

Senior Students (brown and black belts) are expected to attend classes at the Reston YMCA on Saturdays and Sundays.

Additional Classes or Mat Time

In addition to the regularly scheduled classes, the following Saturday Supervised Practices have been scheduled. Unless otherwise noted, this is open-mat time with no formal class presented. Bring your work-sheets and note-books for reference. Pratice is every Saturday 4–6pm.

Special Events

Annual Shiai

The AJA Northeast Regional Clinic and Shiai is held annually in Towson. Maryland. This year’s event was Saturday, July 10. This is a full day of training and all students are encouraged to attend.

Budoshin Weekend Training

Each year Prof. Kirby holds a weekend training camp in Santa Clarita, California.This year’s training was held August 13-15, 2010. The weekend is open to all AJA members. For more information, please check the Professor Kirby’s seminar web page.

Camp Budoshin

Each year, top instructors from all over the country come together to share their arts in the spirit of the warrior way. Camp participants choose from 4 topics per session, 4–85 minute sessions and participate regardless of experience or rank. It’s hands down the best way to see and understand the essence of martial arts from around the world. For more information, please check the Camp Budoshin web page.

Women’s Self Defense Workshop

We can bring a hands-on workshop in self-defense for women to your site. No previous martial arts training is required or expected. For more information check our Women’s Self Defense page.


Life is not a straight line. Most of us have to be transplanted,
like a tree,
before we blossom.

Louise Nevelson

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