South Mountain Martial Arts
91 Main Street, Madison New Jersey 07940-1849
Jujitsu & Sumo:
Kenpo & Fencing: (973) 906-3503
South Mountain Jujitsu
Please feel free to visit us!
Adult Jujitsu Class Schedule:
...............................8:00 - 9:30 PM
Drill & Fitness
6:30 - 8:00 PM
................................8:00 - 9:30 PM
.................................11:30 - 1:00 PM
Children's Class Schedule:
6:30 - 8:00 PM
.........9:30 - 11:00 PM
& Fitness Training
-Fees: $100.00 per month for access to
group classes, except fencing:
New students will also need an activity appropriate gi. Insurance fees may be required.
South Mountain Jujitsu
Why do we have our own style of jujitsu? -
South Mountain Jujitsu is a form of classical judo, the most well known form of combative grappling in the world, even today.
-Throws and takedowns
-Submission grappling (e.g., locks, chokes, pins & restraining holds).
-Ethical self defense techniques, including specialized atemi (strikes).
- & evidence based methods for mental clarity and relaxed concentration.
In all of our classes, our goal is to provide uncompromised, professional jujitsu instruction in a challenging and supportive environment.
It is a balanced system of recreation in which the elements of personal development, serious freeplay (randori), and training in classic methods of self defense are given equal weight.
Instruction in South Mountain Jujitsu includes:
As opposed to the ways that throws must be performed in our free play sessions, a two on one arm throw, from an outside grip, which lands an opponent face down can be very effective in self defense.
A variant of a powerful free play arm lock technique, which can be used for self defense. At SMMA, freeplay with knowledgeable, resisting opponent's creates real ability, without false confidence.
The reverse scarf hold is a particularly powerful, crushing ground hold, which can lead to submission techniques.
The naked choke is used to apply pressure to the sides of the neck, & not the fragile trachea. At SMMA, chokes are allowed in freeplay among older students. Neck locks may be discussed, but their actual use is forbidden.
Although their goals in training and their requirements for promotion differ, all of our students must participate in randori (freeplay) on a regular basis. The intensity of this activity is often suggested by the instructor of the class, but must be subject to a mutual agreement between each pair of participants. South Mountain Martial Arts can provide very challenging competition or an extremely light form of randori, depending upon the needs of each student.
A ranking system based upon true merit.
In our system, promotions take time; they are only awarded when a student is judged to be truly prepared for advancement. All of our jujitsu students must demonstrate a rank-appropriate level of knowledge of fighting techniques and strategies, and they must also gain proficiency in randori. Participation in contests is not required for advancement in rank, but success in contest would certainly be considered as a factor in determining a student's readiness for promotion.
A practical martial art for active, thoughtful people, with or without competition.
-Discount for two or more family members, for all group classes, except fencing:
(The children's classes on Thursdays are lightly attended. Instruction can often be semi private.)
There will be no randori or freeplayduring this session.
Throwing practice is an important part of our training for standing freeplay. Please click on a photo below for a video of this practice.
A useful transition from a right uchi maki komi attack to a variant on the left
Another clever follow up attack from an attempted uchi maki komi
A variation of the seoi otoshi, for very defensive opponents
Form practice of the uchi maki komi, a classic judo throwing technique: