Ju Go Ken is a dynamic martial art system developed by Soon Keat Jee. The art is based around traditional values and modern self defence applications.
Ju Go Ken aims to develop the individual to be confident, safe and active.
Beginners are always welcome.
We cater for men and women of all abilities and ages.
Our style includes punching, kicking and blocking. Throws, locks and pins.
We also have applications using sticks and other weapons.
Classes are led by Sensei James Wharton 4th Dan Black belt with over 25 years of experience.
So just come and join us for a class.
Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and come along.
Nothing ventured nothing gained.
The first class is free. The classes are £7.50 after that.
note: Classes paid for under DD will be only £20.00 per month
Ju Go Ken was derived from the traditional art of Shorinji Kempo by SK Jee.
The founder of Shorinji Kempo Doshin So had a vision to create a world filled with strong, compassionate individuals who would add something to society.
SK Jee has taken this philosophy and reworked for the modern world.
A normal class explores all the elements of Ju Go Ken after a warmup we train the basics of Shorinji techniques. We then train with a partner to find out how these traditional techniques work and explore the principles.
We look back at practical self defence situations: Sometime with weapons and sometimes with empty hands.
We finish off our class with techniques for each different level to understand and progress.
Zazen meditation and Seiho(restorative techniques are also studied)
Tunbridge Wells Ju Go Ken club is part of Ju Go Ken International. We have training centres in the UK: London, Wembley, Birmingham Harlow(Essex), Tunbridge wells.
Around the world Ju Go Ken is practised in Spain, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
National and international seminars are a highlight of our training.
The “soft” side of ju Go Ken.
This incorporates releases from grabs, locks, pins, trapping and throws.
Sometimes a punch is not the sensible response to a confrontational situation.
So with the Ju-Ho we have an option to escape or Weaken An opponent without striking.
The “hard” side of Ju Go Ken.. This incorporates punches and kicks that you recognise from many martial arts. Ju Go Ken treats these as the basic building blocks for self defence.
The aim of Ju Go Ken is to develop ourselves so that we can use either hard or soft techniques as appropriate or a combination of the two to defend ourselves.
For example: A defence to a punch can be used to throw an attacker or a grab be released using a punch, kick or stamp. We train drills to develop skills.
We also train in the use of simple weapons long sticks(Bo)
Short sticks (Noibo) and tiny sticks(Dokko).
For self defence you need to use every advantage that you can get. So maybe an umbrella, a broom or belt can be used to help you defend yourself.
By training in weapons we can develop skills that can be transferred to everyday objects.
I these days of knife crime it pays to build some confidence.