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The Official Site of the

American Traditional
Jujutsu Association

The Future
of Traditional Jujutsu
and other Martial Arts in the USA

ATJA Club List Page
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Email List Link Page
Events Page
ATJA Yudansha
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This site is for those who
are interestedin Traditional
(or Classical) Jujutsu.

Tribute to Virgil Bowles (13Meg)

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ATJA Clinic 2014, Columbia, SC
Pictures from 2013 Clinic


Nazemetz Sensei enjoying a rest


Our Mission Who We Are:  Our mission is to provide the martial arts and sciences an organization rooted in tradition, innovative to find improvement and committed to preserving legacies through sharing of knowledge, and training of various combat sciences throughout world. In partnership with all like minded organizations, The American Traditional Jujutsu Association provides exceptional training, empowers to view beyond perceived limitations, and embodies the mind, spirit and body of Bushido.

Our Values What We Believe In:  We are committed to being a member-focused organization whose environment is characterized by Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Respect, Veracity, Honor, and Loyalty. We are open to all individuals who subscribe to our Values.

Our Vision Where We Are Going:  By living our mission and values, The American Traditional Jujutsu Association will be the recognized leader in the Martial Arts and Sciences, setting the standard by which all will be compared: service, to which all will be measured; and member satisfaction, to which all will aspire. We will be the first choice for a broad range of individual and organizational growth needs.

Breaking News

ATJA will be at the
Greatest Camp on Earth
June ??-??, 2015
Click HERE for details.

At Camp, there will be the annual ATJA
Board of Directors meeting, Rank testing
and many ATJA instructors on the mat!

South Carolina
State Judo Championship

April 26, 2014
2014 Results

ATJA became incorporated March 22, 2010,and became Non-Profit (501-C3) June, 2011.