Martin Brzykcy Sensei, School Head
The head of Mushinkan, Brzykcy Sensei has been involved with the martial arts for over 35 years. He currently holds the rank of Rokudan in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. He is honored to hold the title of Professor, acquired in 2015. Additionally, Brzykcy Sensei holds dan ranks in Aikido and Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu. He has been teaching at his dojo since its inception in 2003.
Zackary Burgess Sensei, Assistant Instructor
A senior student of Brzykcy Sensei. Burgess Sensei has been training under Brzykcy Sensei for 16 years. He currently holds the rank of Yodan in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and has assisted in teaching classes since earning his Shodan in 2007.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Jujutsu?
Jujutsu is a Japanese martial art that focuses on unarmed combat against armed and unarmed opponents. Created by the samurai class of feudal Japan, the art was created as a means of incapacitating an opponent quickly and efficiently.
What is the difference between Jujitsu / Jujutsu / Jiu Jitsu?
Other than the romaji spelling, there is no difference between these words. They are all accepted English spellings of the same Japanese word, 柔術. Classical or koryu schools tend to use "jutsu", whereas many modern or gendai schools will use "jitsu". You will note that Daito Ryu, being a much older art utilizes "jutsu" and Danzan Ryu, being a more modern art uses "jitsu". Brazilian adaptations almost exclusively use "jiu jitsu".
What is the difference between Danzan Ryu and Daito Ryu?
Simply stated, Danzan Ryu is a gendai or modern system, whereas Daito Ryu is a koryu or classical system. Danzan Ryu was created in the 1920's in Hawai'i, blending elements of several classical jujutsu schools with several other martial traditions. Conversely, Daito Ryu is a classical system whose history dates back nearly 1000 years in Japan's fedual period. More information on Danzan Ryu can be found here. More information on Daito Ryu can be found here.
Sparring / Competition / Sport Fighting
Neither Danzan Ryu or Daito Ryu include any tournaments, competition bouts, sparring etc. Both systems, although varying in age, focus soley on self defense. Sparring and sport fighting revolve around systems of mutually agreed upon rules. Encounters which require you to defend yourself do not include these rules.
Minors between ages 14 - 18 are allowed to train with parental consent. Due to the nature of the techniques being taught, a certain degree of maturity is required to train. Rules for training and dojo etiquette can be found here.
$55.00 a month. Additionally, to train Danzan Ryu a membership to the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation ($60.00 a year) is required. To train Daito Ryu a membership to the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Kodokai ($75.00 - $90.00 a year depending upon rank) is required.
Group rates are available. Please contact Brzykcy Sensei directly to inquire.
Both Danzan Ryu and Daito Ryu utilize the Kyu/Dan ranking system.