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Backyard Jujitsu

The School Of Ancient Tradition

Backyard Jujitsu is the home of the Northeast Oregon Kodenkan Jiu Jitsu, The School of Ancient Tradition in the arts of Ju Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Danzan Ryu Ju-Jitsu, Kajukenbo American Street Jujitsu in the Hawaiian Self-defense Arts.  


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu


Taiho Jutsu

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Location & Class info

We are located at Grande Ronde Fitness Club Address 2214 Adams Ave, La Grande Oregon, 97850.

Call (541) 963-2582 to arrange a free tour of our Dojo.  


Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu

It is a grappling-based Jiu-Jitsu art that focuses on ground fighting.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an art that uses joint locks, chokes, sweeps, takedowns, and positions to dominate your opponent through technique on the ground.  Our Affiliation is with Team Rhino who is Affiliated with Pedro Sauer a direct line from Helio Gracie and Rickson Gracie.


The number one reason why you are not in class is because of your EXCUSES.

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Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu is a Traditional MMA Judo & Jujitsu art that focuses on all aspects of Jujitsu, striking, throws, takedowns, grappling, joint locks, and chokes.  Danzan Ryu Jujitsu was founded by Professor Seishiro Okazaki in 1929 in Hawaii.  Danzan Ryu Jujitsu is very similar to Kodokan Judo but also incorporates martial arts like Philippine Knife techniques, Dirk throwing, and Western boxing.  Find out more about Kodenkan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu by reading our history lesson on it.  We are also an affiliated school of Kodankan Danzan Ryu Jujitsu through Jujitsu America.  Backyard Jujitsu is also one of the few schools remaining in Oregon to teach Danzan Ryu Jujitsu in the PNW.  


Backyard Jujitsu is the headquarters for Sports Jujitsu in the PNW for Team USA in Sports Jujitsu.  Coach Weston Simonis is developing a regional team for Sports Jujitsu with the USCJO and is recognized with the USJJF.   

Sports Jujitsu

Sports Jujitsu is a Traditional MMA Sport fighting art. Our school represents Team USA in multiple Sports Jujitsu and Gi grappling tournaments from around the world.

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Ka Ju Ken Bo is a mixed martial art standing for Karate, Judo/Jujitsu, Kenpo and Boxing. It’s a self-defense art developed in Honolulu Hawaii from 1947-1949.  

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Martial Arts History Lesson on Kajukenbo

As a martial artist, I have met many people who train martial arts and know nothing about the history of it.  Click the Kajukenbo logo picture to find out more about the art of Kajukenbo and who was involved in its development.  


US Ju Jitsu Federation & Taiho Jitsu

The Police Self-Defense Instructor (PSDI) Program was a program formerly under the United States Karate Association and now reconstituted under the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF) & United States Martial Arts Federation (USMAF). USJJF / USMAF's National Program of Defensive Tactics & Restraint for Law Enforcement & Military Personnel is now known as UNITED STATES TAIHO JUTSU (USTJ) tm.  This program was headed originally by our Founder, George Anderson and under his guidance and with the help of many of the former members of the old PSDI lives on in the USJJF & USMAF.

The USA JU-JITSU ®  FOUNDATION within the USJJF is organized for and shall be operated exclusively for educational, cultural and charitable purposes relating to the ancient art and sport of Ju-Jitsu in the United States of America and abroad; in particular to carry out the purely educational, cultural and charitable activities of the USJJF. The educational, cultural and charitable activities of the Foundation relate principally to the ancient art and sport of Ju-Jitsu and include public educational and instructional programs involving research, publications, clinics, tournaments, the establishment of scholarships, the development of international cultural exchange programs and the training and certifications of Ju-Jitsu instructors and the training of top Ju-Jitsu competitors.


If I only had time to make class 

I would do Jiu-Jitsu.  Learn to set goals and make time for what is important in your life through learning Martial Arts.

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