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Bushido-Kai Programs

All programs are taught by highly qualified instructors; see The Team link.

BKJJ - Bushido-Kai Jujitsu:
The focus of this class is learning the traditional and modern Self-Defense techniques that Jujitsu covers. The core of this class comes from traditional Yoshin-Ryu Jujitsu as learned by Ray McKinnon from 1975 to 1986 under Jim Keers, Robert Wood and Ken Yoshera, then combined with techniques from the more modern Jujitsu based arts ( 1996 to present) like C.J.A Jujitsu – Robert Kranstz, Therian Jujitsu – John Therian and Goshindo – Alain Sailly. As well as the other arts now certified in including Shootwrestling, Muay Thai, Jun Fan Gung-Fu, Jeet Kune Do, Inosanto Filipino Martial Arts. Bringing all this into a “program” not a new “style” The program allows students to explore various techniques from many arts and not be bound by one system.
Training gear required at some point is a "Judo" uniform. (note: there is a difference between a B.J.J uniform and a Japanese Jujitsu/Judo uniform, see the class instructor for info). This is a low to medium workout class.

BKKB - Bushido-Kai Kickboxing:
Our Kickboxing program started in 1987 and is the Halifax’s area longest running Kickboxing class and started by Ray McKinnon. We offer Amateur or “North American style” Certified Mauy Thai, and Jun Fan Kickboxing (Bruce Lee’s sriking curriculum )  with the focus on learning the techniques, the art and getting a great workout. All arts are put into our BK Kickboxing program, if you are looking for %100 Muay Thai you may look for another school that would fit you.

Note:. We had students in the past who have entered various Kickboxing and MMA events and are team went 24-6 however we no longer train fighters for events. If you are looking to train only for competition we can help you get started but suggest you look somewhere else.

Training gear required for this class at some point is boxing gloves; groin protector, shin guards, mouth-guard, and most can be bought at Wall Mart or see the club for great deals. This is a medium to high workout class.

MXT  Brazilian JiuJitsu:
Under the direction of our senior instructor Edgard Lucke and his instructor MXT – Jiu-jitsu team founder Max Trombini both from Brazil the BJJ program at Bushido-Kai is one of our largest programs at the academy. With four BJJ Black Belts and a large number of Blue, Purple and Brown Belts many of our students have gone on to compete locally, provincially and nationally bringing home over 40 international medals in BJJ competition and world championships

Many classes are offered at the academy and work great for all levels.


BKWBJJ - Women’s BJJ program:  The first class of its kind in Atlantic Canada and headed up by Courtney Pratt BJJ Black Belt,  a endless promoter of Women in BJJ across the Province and Atlantic Canada, see The Team page for bio.

Jun Fan Gung-Fu/Jeet Kune Do:
Bruce Lee's Martial Art, a big misconception is people thinking Jeet Kune Do is a style. The core art that anyone training J.K.D has to learn is Jun Fan Gung-Fu, this has required techniques that a person has to learn in order to move on to the J.K.D way of thinking. Our knowledge is directly passed down from one of only three men certified by Bruce Lee to teach his art and the only person certified by Bruce Lee to teach Jeet Kune Do.
Techniques cover trapping, \striking, grappling. No uniform required, low to medium work out class and there are no belt awarded in this class.

Do to time issues with so many classes running,  J.K.D is mixed in with Japanese Jujitsu as its the same instructros anyway.

BKSW Submission Wrestling:

Our club was the first to promote Submission grappling acorss Nova Scotia as well as to host the first ever submission grappling event in our province

The Submission grappling program covers techniques from Japanese submission grappling, Greco-Roman/amateur wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, all the instructors have years of competition experience.

BKKJJ - Bushido-Kai Kids Jujitsu    for Youth/ teen:
Our Kids Jujitsu class has been established in Nova Scotia since 1985 and has be taught at various groups such as the Y.M.C.A, Halifax Recreation, Nubodys Fitness center (now Goodlife) and others. The participants are not only introduced to Jujitsu but all the other arts we teach at the academy, making then great overall Martial Artist. Some of our students started when they where 5 years old and now in their late 20’s still training as Black Belts. The programs main instructor Jeremy Ford started when he was 13 and now ialmost 30 runs an amazing class with the help of other certified instructors.


With a number of certified instructors you can be sure you are getting the top techniques and ongoing seminars form the leading instructors from around the world.