South Mountain Jujitsu & Fitness Training. (
Please see below.
South Mountain Martial Arts
91 Main Street, Madison New Jersey 07940-1849
Kenpo & Fencing: (973) 906-3503
South Mountain Jujitsu
Please feel free to visit us!
Fees for access to
group classes, except fencing:
$25.00 for each week in which a class will be attended -to be paid at the end of each month. New students will also need an activity appropriate gi & registration with the Shingitai Jujitsu Association.
Family members discount for all group classes, except fencing:
$20.00 per week each for weeks in which a class will be attended
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
There will be no randori or freeplay during this session.
There are so many styles of jujitsu - why do we have our own? -
South Mountain Jujitsu is a form of classical judo, the most well known form of combative grappling in the world, even today. It is a balanced system of recreation in which the elements of personal development, vigorous sportive activity, and training in classic methods of self defense are given equal weight. Instruction in South Mountain Jujitsu includes:
-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 instruction in a challenging and supportive environment.
South Mountain Jujitsu is a practical martial art for active, thoughtful people, with or without competition. -
Although their goals in training and their requirements for promotion differ, all of our students must participate in randori (freeplay, or free grappling) 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.
SMMA is now a member club in the Shingitai Jujitsu Association! -
A promotion system based upon true merit. -
Progress in the study of South Mountain jujitsu is rewarded by belt rank promotions. In our system of jujitsu, promotions take time; they are only awarded when a student is judged to be adequately 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.
The hallmarks of a perfect contest throw: Control, speed, force, largely on the back.
Small, well timed, sudden moves such as leg sweeps can be used to cast even larger, stronger opponents to the mat with shocking force.
A forceful throw can end a judo match, prevent a ground defense, or -on a hard suface- completely disable an attacker.
As opposed to the ways that throws must be performed in a judo or jujitsu free play, a throw which lands an opponent face down can be very effective in self defense.
A variant of a powerful free play technique which can be used for self defense. Practice 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.
The cross-body arm lock allows an attacker to use his or her entire body to attack an opponent's arm. A precise technique is essential for a safe & successful submission.
NEW! Personal Martial Arts Fitness Training Sessions Can Now Be Scheduled At SMMA
Mark Lawrence (A.S., exercise science), an experienced black belt in judo & jujitsu, is now available for one-on-one personal training sessions. Whether you are starting to train again after a layoff, or you are simply in need of a patient, skillful & knowledgable trainer who can help you to achieve greater levels of strength, endurance and basic fitness, Big Mark can help!
Mark's fees are:
for practicing members of SMMA(
Please send us an email for more information (see above).
SMMA is located on the top floor of 91 Main Street, in Madison, above the elegant British Home Emporium.
When you arrive at the third floor landing, you will see our entrance - The climb is well worth the effort!
Some visitors feel that SMMA is a pleasant surprise - "hidden in plain sight".