Training in the Martial Arts is true education with a look into the World’s history of the fighting arts. In a time that has seen the breakdown of family values, we welcome you to a family that has retained strong values and high expectations. Juko-Ryu Jujutsu offers the finest in combat martial arts training and an on-going fellowship that will follow you for years to come. I was taught that honoring one’s family is just as important as one’s training. We have a family of Sensei with decades of active teaching in Jujutsu all across Louisiana, Texas, and Florida.

Much of the strength and stability of the southern region of Juko-Ryu Jujutsu is due to our following of an ancient oriental tradition of maintaining consistency in our instruction of techniques. We strive to teach the same in every Dojo, year-in and year-out.

When deciding which art is best for you, these things must be considered:

  • What are your reasons for training?
  • Am I training to compete in a competition?
  • Do I train to fight one-on-one or multiple attackers?
  • Is the school I am looking for tournament, combat, or both?
  • Is the school I am looking for commercial or non-commercial?
  • Is the focus of the school about belt rank or level of learning?
  • What is the instructor’s motive and intent?

Our school is a non-commercial, self-defense, and a combat oriented system. We do allow students to compete in tournaments that have attained a level of proficiency that they can distinguish between combat and sport. We train for one on one altercation or multiple attackers. There are no rules in combat; any technique that works is a GOOD technique.

Belt rank is earned it is not given; it is not just a paid part of the program. Rank simply means that you have successfully learned levels of our system. We train safely in our system with very few injuries. The reason being we train with control. In the fight schools of today, many fighters don’t last long in the sport because of injuries. This is mainly due to lack of control and respect of the fighters toward each other. We train the old fashioned way: not by using flashy or fancy techniques, but techniques that are effective. This is the way that I continue to teach today: old school ways of yesterday but with the acquired knowledge of today’s cross training. Jujutsu has always been the mixed martial arts of yesterday. The Samurai knew much about many weapons and the different styles of fighting. They were the ultimate martial artist. It was a life style for them.

“My formal training began in 1985. For about two years I trained in Taekwondo and Kempo/Karate. In 1987 I was introduced to Shihan John Hebert, who I started my training with in Juko-Ryu Jujutsu. In 1994 I was promoted to the rank of Shodan (black belt). Throughout this time I had the opportunity to train with his instructors, Shihan Pearson and Marler. From 1996 until present I have continued my training under Soke Rod Sacarnoski. I am currently at the rank of (sixth dan) sixth degree black belt.” – Shihan Joey Harvey

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