“Yanagi” is Japanese for willow. This tree has a particular significance in the Japanese martial arts: the flexible branches of a willow never snap. Even under the weight of the snow, they don’t break but give way. This describes an important principle in the martial arts – staying flexible, diverting your opponent’s energy and using it to your own advantage.
Yanagi Jutaijutsu Berlin e.V. was set up in 2019 and teaches the Japanese martial art of Jutaijutsu. It builds on a 15-year presence of Jutaijutsu in Berlin and a history of Jutaijutsu in Europe reaching back over 40 years. We train in mixed groups where all levels work together, we are open to all genders and speak a total of ten different languages in our school.