A Japanese Martial Arts School of Jujutsu, Aikijujutsu & Iaido

Yoshitsune Jujutsu Kai / Welcome Message

Welcome to the Yoshitsune Jujutsu Kai, a Japanese Martial Arts School of Jujutsu, Aikijujutsu and Iaido. Training in the Japanese Martial Arts is not a sport and it has no tournaments or competitions.

Japanese Jujutsu and Aikijujutsu are effective martial arts used for self defense and character development. Training includes physical conditioning, evasive movements, striking, throwing and immobilizations using joint locks and other methods of restraint.

You will practice with a training partner and you will help each other learn and improve, cultivating a supportive environment.

We also teach Japanese Iaido, a method of wielding the sword, one of the Japanese Martial Arts which has been practiced from ancient times until present day. The “i” in Iaido refers both to the existence of the body and that of the spirit. The “ai” refers to adaptability, the impromptu execution of movements whenever and wherever an appropriate response is necessary. The "do" refers to the path or way taken by its practitioners.

The practice of Iaido requires a calm spirit, extreme concentration and skill. Every motion, such as the movements of the arms or legs and body, must be perfectly coordinated.

Consistent practice in the Japanese Martial Arts improves your physical conditioning, balance, flexibility and your mental state. Your self-confidence, concentration, and alertness will improve and you will build up positive energy that will make you more successful.

If you think that you may be interested in Jujutsu or Iaido, please call me to schedule a free trial lesson or a school visit. I would love to meet you and have the opportunity to introduce myself, these arts and the school. No prior experience needed.

Yorosiku Onegaisimasu,

Fred Bernier
Chief Instructor

Training Schedule

Tuesday 8:00 pm Japanese Jujutsu (Self Defense)
Wednesday 8:00 pm Japanese Sword (Iaido / Kenjutsu)
Thursday 8:00 pm Japanese Jujutsu (Self Defense)
Saturday 9:00 am Japanese Sword (Iaido / Kenjutsu)
Saturday 10:30 am Japanese Jujutsu (Self Defense)
Saturday 12:00 pm Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu


1055 Broadway (52nd Street)
Bayonne, NJ


Fred Bernier
Jerry Tardi

School Benefits

  • You'll learn authentic Japanese Jujutsu, a no-holds barred type of self defense that includes physical conditioning, evasive movements, striking, throwing and immobilizations using joint locks and other methods of restraint.
  • You'll be learning the root style of modern Judo, Aikido and Brazilian Jujutsu which still contains all of the highly effective techniques, principles and tactics that modern Judo and Brazilian Jujutsu removed in order to make them into competitive sports. These techniques will provide you with a major advantage in any physical confrontation.
  • You will learn vital points on the human body that can be used to incapacitate or control an opponent.
  • Your instructors will be authentic, senior black belt teachers that are licensed to teach by current Japanese Headmasters and they will personally teach every one of your classes.
  • You will enjoy training in our school because it is a respectful and safe place where egos are left at the door.
  • You will progress rapidly in your skill and rank by being taught the core principles of Jujutsu and Iaido from the start of your training.
  • You will have the opportunity to train directly with the current Headmasters of the Arts that we teach when they visit the USA or if you decide to travel to Japan for a visit.
  • You will learn how to focus your mind, body, and spirit and it will help you build up some positive energy to help make you more successful.
  • Your monthly dues will be affordable and you will never have to deal with any type of contract.

Special Message 

Safety" is a paramount concern and all activities are closely monitored. Deliberate or excessive force during practice is not tolerated and will result in expulsion from the school. This is a well established school based upon mutual respect, hard work and martial camaraderie. It is operated and taught by authentic senior black belt instructors who always have your best interest in mind.

Fred Bernier, Chief Instructor

Jerry Tardi, Instructor

Serving the New York City Metro Area

Our students come to practice from the New York City Metro area from such towns as:

  • Andover
  • Avenel
  • Basking Ridge
  • Bayonne
  • Carlstadt
  • Cranford
  • East Orange
  • Glen Rock
  • Guttenberg
  • Hackensack
  • Jersey City
  • Kearney
  • Maplewood
  • Newark
  • New Milford
  • New York City
  • North Bergen
  • Red Bank
  • Secaucus
  • Staten Island
  • West Hempstead
  • West Orange