The Creation of GORIN KIAI JUTSU


The creation of GORIN KIA JUTSU is the outcome of meetings and exchanges of different disciplines in martial arts, initiated by activity in the region. Going on courses each month for more than 35 years, following styles from different schools, has led to the choice of technical direction adopted by GORIN KIA JUTSU.

In 2000, (Joseph RUIZ), I obtained the grade of 6th Dan and the title of SHIHAN, resulting from a presentation and examination in international schools, and this was followed by my decision to create my own style of JU-JITSU.

The name GORIN KIA JUTSU has been chosen for well-considered reasons. The term GORIN is a representation of the 5 elements of the discipline which are aimed for by those of average flexibility, without impact or violence, and by an excellent command of the energy-giving internal mechanisms of the human body, to produce the most complete effectiveness. If you wish to understand completely and to command the internal mechanisms of the human body in order to be able to mobilise its energy effectively, it is necessary to follow an approach particularly adapted to the mind.

The principles of the techniques : as well as the general principles common to all the schools of JU-JITSU, the originality of GORIN KIA JUTSU is based on a certain number of specifics which shape its form and the content of the progression of study, drawing its originality from the 5 elements through situations, and through a mode of expression corresponding to very varied contexts. The training methods and the practical forms have been enriched in order to offer followers a complete discipline with a sporting character, established and developed into an effective practical reality.

Specific principles:
The fundamental principle of the school is based on immediately turning the attack against an opponent (positive action), it is said that the counter-attack must be the most direct possible, the limits of the application of this principle being the speed of reaction and the danger presented by the opponent’s form of attack.

The practical application:
The variety of the fighting situations and the realism which must demonstrate the definition of the applicable forms of defence, leads to the adoption and interpretation of the fundamental principle of the school. It is why, in the practice, there exist a certain number of intermediate situations during which the forms of expression can be seen as coming close to meeting the technical forms of other schools or disciplines, those which are moderate technical solutions. The training is carried out first in long slow sections, intended to educate the body, develop automatic reflexes, establish contacts, assess the smoothness of the actions, watch over the continuity and the progression of its effects on the opponent at all levels of training. This form of work is a constant aspect of the training, the means of improving more always in the way of an effective reality, although hardly perceptible visually; the speed obtained at a second stage, is accompanied by work designed to develop more complex automatic reflexes as the technical level of the follower rises.

Finally, the study and the work of fist and foot is an integral part of the training, whatever the level of the follower.
The course in martial arts of these disciplines comes to enhance the approaches to combat. Blends of French boxing and kick-boxing, karate, judo, aîki jutsu, combat with canes and staves, sabre and shiatsu, come together to expand the approaches to combat in the self-defence, long distance, middle distance groups and close quarters and link standing and floor exercises for the Black Belt.

Punches, kicks, as a matter of principle for the efficiency of the direction of the blow and plan of attack,the types of blows, typical examples and fundamentals, the shape of the movement, the sequence, methods of execution, combinations of moves.
So study has taught us the effectiveness of a blow is its function: on the one hand, mechanical elements which are the source of its intensity and on the other hand, anatomical , technical and psychological elements, which make the intensity effective. The value of a blow is not measured by its intensity alone, a valuable movement is an effective movement; it must be carried out in such a manner that its intensity results in the intended outcome.

KARATE : The search for the effectiveness of techniques is due to many elements. Take, for example, the basic technique gyakutsuki, which is a punch given by a backward fist, using the force of the back leg, the strength of back support depends, in large measure, on the power.
Moving on towards the front, the rotation of the pelvis in the direction of the technique in KARATE, the work of the hips, is very important for transmitting the power, and an effective technique, without the use of the hips, will be inefficient. Relaxation of the arms which passes on the stored power.
At the target, turn back the second shock wave towards the target by the ikite. Desire for power and rapidity of the execution of kia frees the internal concentration on the one hand; further, the surface of the blow is cut down and further, the power will be penetrating. There is not Karate without a search for efficiency.
Training with the punch bag:
The work of the legs in the arena, the kihon is fundamental; the precision and the control on an opponent, as it happens, is indispensable but never forget that for better efficiency, the search for power remains vital, for this, the work on the punch bag will be a priority. The punch bag does not give blows but it gives a sense of impact indispensable to all students. At the school GORIN KAI JUTSU, they work in two different ways: sharp and fast techniques at first, then powerful and penetrating in the second stage, where one is looking for maximum impact.
3 forms of work: close up, middle and long distance.

At GORIN KAI JUTSU 3 stages :
1st the simplification: to cut out unnecessary and intrusive movements, those which can provide information to an opponent about one’s intentions, cause a loss of time, and are a source of fatigue.
2nd stage: The aesthetic quality. An effective and precise movement is a beautiful movement.
3rd stage: The effectiveness, the will be futile to want to use strength if one has not first a movement pure and beautiful.

Analysis of the tactical principles of combat. In the tactical principle of combat it is necessary to understand the principle of attack and the method of building the attack. Judo is without doubt the combat sport which is the most rich, the most subtle and the most sophisticated and it has seven principles: direct attack, repeated attack, the four cases of action/reaction and lastly, the principle of conditioning. Learn self-relaxation, for specific areas and also for the whole. Develop feelings of dynamic balance. Teach the implementation of movements. Learn the application of the above principles in attack and defence - yaku, soku, geiko and kata. Convert progressively to the carefully thought out perceptions randori and shiais. Exceed one’s normal physical abilities. Develop sen-no-sen or a superior initiative. Strive towards the complete psychological and physical taking over of the normal manifestations of cognition.

In relation to the external side, the technique in relation to the elements earth, water, fire, air and wind, ethereal and vacant, correspondence with the katas, and the different forms of breathing, relationship with the organs of the body and their courses, the vital energy circulates without ceasing from one meridian to another for two hours. The method of movement of energy in the body. The study of separating the technique of positive and negative. The art of caring properly for one’s body - because it is necessary to be in good health to practise the art of combat.
The martial perspective for taking the blows to vital points. This knowledge goes beyond a simple way of hitting on the points; by an explosive form of placing the attack so rapidly that the opponent does not have the same time to respond through a defence move.
The medical domain. I consider this aspect of the practice as being the highest of the disciplines. When I say ‘medical’ I want, in reality, to express the way that the follower can help himself through the positions and movements of GORIN KIA JUTSU to give much care to a third party.

THE SCHOOL OF GORIN KIA JUTSU : The art of working as much for the external as for the internal.

THE EXTERNAL: a programme from the white belt to the brown. A programme for the Black Belt 1st Dan to the 8th Dan.
Self defence group: work at distance. Work at middle distance. Work at close quarters. Linking of standing and floor with blow, armlock and strangulation. Floor work. Punch bag work.

INTERNAL: The principal vital points, the kyushos. The art of the blow on vital points: location, connections, direction of the blow, the damage, points of preparation, the antidote. The breathing, from sho-dan to go-dan. Types of breathing, description, abdominal or diaphramatic functions, the finish, the rhythmic finish. The technique of shiatsu.

Thanks for the help given by different disciplines : French boxing and combat with canes and staves :

MAURICE SARRY : President of the National Committee of Cane and Stave 1978, Professor of French boxing, Golden Glove.
MICHEL GOMEZ : Professor, Diploma of State Cane and Stave Combat 1975. National Referee. Responsible for the Rousillon region.
CARLOS ARAUJO : President CNCCB 1989
MICHEL DEMOUCH : National Technical Director 1989
BERTRAND DUBREUIL : President 2004
ROLAND HOFFBECK : National Technical Director 2012.

Thanks for the help given by the different disciplines : Japanese sabre, Aiki jutsu, Jujutsu, Karate, Judo, Kick-boxing, Feet and Fists, Shiatsu.

Dominique SIEGLER : World Champion in Kick-Boxing for three consecutive years.


I give especial thanks to my two friends :
- Kamel Chouaref : World Champion in French Boxing; Professional Champion in Kick-Boxing; World Champion Full Contact
- Dominique Siegler : World Champion in Kick-boxing for three consecutive years; European Champion in Full Contact.