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Goshin Martial Arts

Updated on September 22, 2011

Goshinkan-Ryu Jujitsu

Goshin Martial Arts dojo was started in 1998 by Sensei Kevin D. Lintott. Over the years, the name has varied and the curriculum has evolved but the principles have remained the same. From 1998-2003 there was only one curriculum and it was primarily taught to adults. In 2000, Sensei Kevin had his first two students’ grade for Shodan - Sensei Marc Bouchard and Sensei Dana Johnson. Sensei Kyle Griffen, Goshin’s third black belt, graded for his Shodan in 2001; that same year Sensei Kevin became a Sandan. Sensei Megan Hardie became Goshin’s first female black belt in 2002. In 2003, Sensei Kevin created a junior’s class for ages 8-12 and a Little Samurai class for ages 5-7. From 2003-2006 many Goshin students earned their black belts, including the two youngest Shodans’ to date: Sensei Matt Bailey, and Sensei Chris Huband. With each year of existence, Goshin Martial Arts has continued to grow both in student base and curriculum content.

Over the past five years three other schools have developed from the GMA family using Goshinkan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu and GMA as a basis for their practical self-defense. Most notably, Shindo-Ryu JuJitsu with Sensei Ray Martin, and Inukshuk Bushido Kai School of Martial Arts with Sensei Rod Heinricks. Sensei Lintott started our home Dojo in Calgary which is currently being run by Sensei Mark Tallack. Sensei Tallack has done an amazing job keeping the Calgary school running and has become one of many of Sensei Lintott’s most loyal Black Belts.

Today Goshinkan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu’s modern day lineage is recognized by several high ranked Ju-Jitsu Grand Masters.

Meaning of Goshinkan:

Goshinkan is composed of three Japanese words: Go, Shin, and Kan. As with many Japanese words these have many translations, since the meaning of Japanese words often depends on the situation they are put in.

Go means the five virtues of a warrior, according to Bushido, as well as the five virtues of a Goshinkan student. It also represents the five steps to a confrontation response: exit or talk, distract, move in, takedown & hold-down. Lastly, it can be interpreted as hard techniques and movements.

Shin, when combined with Go, creates self-defense; or protection of the body.

Kan is the hall or school for the study of the way. Kan is also the meaning for Canadian Style of Ju-Jitsu.

Goshinkan is the home of self preservation; home of the strong spirit; and school of self-defense.

Jujitsu Throw

NAGE WAZA (Throws)

Throwing techniques, manoeuvres in which an assailant is unbalanced by first grasping, and then levering them over your shoulder or back and onto the ground.

There are three fundamental steps in a throw:

Insert yourself into assailant's personal space and usurp his or her weight.

Balance your assailant's weight and take away their support.

Increase assailant's rate of descent by pushing or pulling them to the ground.


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