Inset : Master Hisamitsu MIMURODO carrying out "Niho-nage" on Master Roland Maroteaux.
Aïki-Jujutsu is a typically japanese defence art the efficency of which is no longer to be proven
Of military origin it has demonstrated its efficiency with the passing centuries on the japanese battle fields as well as during hand to hand fights between Samurais opposing one or several armed or unarmed adversaries. It is a total discipline of body and mind requiring on the part of the combatant rigorously regular and intensive training throughout his life.
This is what 9th dan master Roland Maroteaux tries to demonstrate. Holder of a state diploma he practices martial arts since 1961 and teaches them since 1970. He bases his teaching on historically established facts drawn from translated japanese writings such as those one of his former masters Sensei Hisamitsu Mimurodo had entrusted to him in his time.
The content of his method shows a fundamental truth somewhat overshadowed in Europe compared to some other modern forms of JuJutsu Master Maroteaux‘s method brings us the spiritual dimension with which ancient Japanese Jujutsu is still practiced even outside Japan.
This page suggests the students should memorize the basic Japanese terms used by instructors during the compulsory technical exams for the KYU grades/levels (and the SHODAN) in order to improve efficiency.
Learning these terms- be it by heart- cannot, in any way, be a suitable substitute to regular training under the technical authority of a federal graduate instructor (France) and of the WTMF (in the world).
Another video document in which we can appreciate the free expression of sense of adaptation, candidness and improvisation. All in all, the essence of master Maroteaux's method...
It is the art of unarmed self-defense against one or several opponents. This discipline has given birth to Aikido. This is a ju-jutsu (art flexible) in a harmonious form (ai) with a lot of energy (Ki).
This martial art dates back to the sixteenth century. It is transmitted from generation to generation since the advent of the Takeda clan. It is a Japanese cultural heritage, considered Japan as a "national treasure ". (Provisional translation - Google)
TEST 1er DAN (SHODAN – c. Noire + hakama
TEST 3e KYU (SANKYU) – C. marron
TEST 1er KYU (IKKYU) – c. marron + hamama
World Takeda-Ryu Marotokan Federation - International Official Site