Saturday, December 01, 2007


Shobu is Nihon Go = Japanese language literally translated as mortal combat. I avoid using this translation, as it appears to con notate the martial fiction movie of the same name. Of course this word was around eons before movies even existed.

Nowadays, Shobu often refers to a contest. The Ju Jitsu that is encompassed in our style is not for sport, but a contest in which the prize is going home alive.