The Junsei Ryu Bujutsu Renmei 淳精流武術連盟
is a school of Gendai Goshinjutsu 現代 護身術 (Self-Defence Based Jujutsu Founded
In The Modern Era). Junsei Ryu was born out of the necessity for a more traditional methodology that is currently and increasingly
being missed and ignored by modern Jujutsu systems in the place of unrealistic, grappling and sport orientated versions of
The name Junsei Ryu loosely translates from Japanese as
“The Pure Methods" "Pure School" or "Pure Transmission Of Knowledge" and signifies the amalgamation
of the various principles that are the backbone of our system of Goshinjutsu.
The system was originally named “Hankyo Kempo Jujitsu” when it was founded by Brian Wrightson sensei
between the years of 1973 & 1975. Following The death of Wrightson sensei 2005 his son Ash McKee Sensei took over the
running of the system, and chose to rename it as “Junsei Ryu”.
Although Jujutsu has existed in various forms within the United Kingdom since the 1900s, over the last century the
majority influence of Jujutsu in this country has switched from Japanese (Nippon Jujutsu) to a more westernised self-defence
system (Goshinjutsu / Goshin Jujutsu). We fully embrace that all martial arts must undergo continual evolution in order to
maintain their effectiveness. As such some modern fighting methods have been incorporated into the system in order to keep
it relevant to the modern day combatant.
Because the Junsei Ryu system
is neither taught nor practiced as a sport, we do not enter competition fights or teach sporting variations of our martial
arts. Our martial arts techniques are all taught in their pure undiluted form.
It is an objective of Junsei to promote the disappearing technical methods of Goshinjutsu, to which end the organisation
strives to establish a network of support, development, friendship, mutual cooperation, growth, education, and promotion of
Goshinjutsu throughout the UK and beyond.
Whilst the Junsei Ryu is
in essence a system of Gendai Bujutsu (Modern Era Martial Art) it places a strong emphasis on the principles found in traditional
Japanese Jujutsu; namely the correct use of yielding, attacking, efficiency of movement, posture, body movement, intent and
strategy. In fact, these seven factors combined with the principle of Shuhari were the influence behind the Junsei Mon (Emblem)
Junsei’s Mon (Emblem) embraces the wisdom of 'Happo No Kamae' (The Eight Directions
Of Defence And Attack), which also represents the eight circles of attainment and knowledge that are gained through the grading
system. Starting with the outer most circle and working inwards towards true self, the innermost circle, which Junsei, acknowledge
as the true beginning, Black Belt Shodan.
Circles Of Attainment:
1) Aiki 合 気 (Joining
Spirit, Yielding Forces)
2) Atemi 当 身 (Striking, Attacking Vital Points)
3) Heiho 兵法
4) Ishi 意 志 (Intention, Objective)
5) Ju 柔 (Gentleness, Efficiency Of
6) Kamae 構 え (Posture)
7) Shintai 進 退 (Body Movements)
8) Shuhari 守
破 離 (Defend, Destroy, Detach) The three stages of learning mastery: 1) the fundamentals 2) breaking with tradition
3) parting with traditional wisdom. One could also consider Shuhari as “Bringing life experience into your training”.