A Japanese Martial Arts School of Jujutsu, Aikijujutsu & Iaido

Welcome to the Yoshitsune Jujutsu Kai

Japanese Jujutsu is....

the perfect method for Woman's Self Defense because with minimal strength and knowledge of the anatomy, it is possible for anyone to quickly overcome a larger, stronger assailant.

It is also the self defense system taught in Law Enforcement Academies and the U.S. Military because of its proven effectiveness. Training includes physical conditioning, evasive movements, striking, throwing and immobilizations using joint locks and other methods of restraint.

You will learn tactics to eliminate physical confrontations through awareness, avoidance and de-escalation training.

Consistent training will improve your level of physical fitness, balance, flexibility and your mental state. Through this training your self-confidence, concentration, and alertness will improve and you will build up some positive energy that will help make you more successful.

Japanese philosophy dictates that all means of self defense must be used in socially responsible ways. Thus, specific measures exploit anatomical weak points, allowing for a response appropriate to the circumstances and are designed to control an assailant with a minimum of injury.

Free Trial Lesson...

come in and give our Self Defense training a try with a free trial lesson. Call 201-725-9019 now to set up an appointment to participate in a lesson with no obligation to join. No prior experience is necessary.

Jujutsu Classes are...

conducted on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 8pm and Saturday mornings at 10:30am.


members pay monthly dues of $100 per month. We do not use contracts of any kind. Membership entitles you to attend all Martial Arts Classes. New members can purchase a training uniform on their own or through the Jujutsu Kai at a reasonable price.

Yoshitsune Jujutsu Kai...

is led by Fred Bernier, 6th degree Black Belt who has trained in Japanese Martial Arts  since 1978 and continues to travel to Japan on a regular basis to visit and train with his teachers.

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 from the start of your training.
  • 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.

Location and contact information...

Yoshitsune Jujutsu Kai
1055 Broadway (52nd St)
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Fred Bernier, Chief Instructor