For over 22 years, Setting Sun Dojo has trained and provided martial arts classes to the Ocean Beach community. At Setting Sun we teach life lessons and the importance of self discipline at a vital age in a child’s life. Our goal is to build relationships in our community through our students and the values we teach.
We provide a loving, nurturing, family friendly environment with our caring Black Belt instructors. Our Black Belt instructors have years of experience who teach a variety of styles that include Judo, Karate, and Jiu Jitsu. We welcome students of any and all martial arts backgrounds, as well as those who have never walked into a martial arts studio.
Go Jiu Bujitsu is an extremely effective hybrid and mixed martial arts . Go Jiu Bujitsu consists of a perfect blend of traditional martial arts and self defense.
Students develop a strong technical and traditional foundation from white belt through black belt, through the intermediate or advanced levels in its three primary arts: Shotokan Karate, Jiu Jitsu, and Judo. After attaining the rank of black belt, students continue advanced training and are introduced to traditional Aikido, Wing Chun, Kung Fu, and Tai Chi, along with military and law enforcement control techniques.
Go Jiu Bujitsu has it all, covering the five spatial ranges of fighting:
Jherie began his Martial Arts training in his youth. He saw the importance of learning Martial Arts was not in winning medals, but in building character. Jherie believes through Martial Arts we should learn perseverance: if you try hard good things will come, honesty: if you are honest people will continue to trust you, and integrity. Jherie has been training at Setting Sun Dojo for over 20 years, and is now the owner and head instructor.
Go Jiu Bujitsu colored belts of white, orange, green, brown and black symbolically represent the growth of a tree from white seed to the germination process (orange); from germination to sapling; from sapling to a small tree (green); from a small tree to a tree strengthened by the development of grounded roots and protective bark (brown); and then to a fully-established strong, firm, young tree (black), which is ready to cycle in its own growth as well as to produce seeds of its own (red stripes).