Welcome to Sajido Academy, where we focus on enhancing the martial arts experience. Our system helps beginners learn practical self-defense, or can be used to enhance the skills of students from other martial arts styles. Sajido is based on real-world experience and the study of multiple combat systems.
Sajido was founded by Grand Master Jim Sams over 28 years ago. The art is focused on personal development and service to others above self. These essential life lessons are taught while learning combat proven martial arts in a safe and friendly environment Children and Adults are able to reach their goals of attaining the rank of Black Belt while enjoying the benefits of improved health, focus, coordination and flexibility. Sajido has been recognized by Grand Masters such as Dr. Jerry Beasley, Joe Lewis, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Renzo Gracie……. The art follows principals similar to those of Bruce Lee. Students are encourage to use what works ideally for them and create the best possible solution to any problem. They have used these Life principals to their advantage in combat situations as well as in professional environments.
Grandmaster Sams is an 8th dan (8th degree black belt), certified by Dr. Jerry Beasley of AIKIA.
Grandmaster Sams began his martial arts career in 1963 while serving with the US Air Force. Grandmaster Sams served with the Air/Security Police(Blue Beret). In addition to normal police duties Grandmaster Sams was a strike team leader in South Vietnam (Combat Swat Team) and the Southeastern Theater of Operations.
Grandmaster Sams has been very fortunate to have studied, taken classes, attended seminars or given seminars with some of the finest martial artists in the world today. Grandmaster Sams has been recognized twice in Black Belt Magazine and is listed in Karate International Magazine.
Grandmaster Sams is a current master teacher at the Karate College program at Radford University in Virginia and is credited with developing one of the few systems to be certified in the last twenty years in the USA. The result is Sajido – a world martial arts system.
What is SaJiDo?
Sajido embraces kicking, punching, jumping, blocking, dodging, grappling, tools (weapons) or using the environment around you. It is a system for training both the mind and body, with emphasis on the development of mental and physical control. Join us for fun and exercise appropriate for all ages.
To properly prepare for entrance into the Sajido program, all beginners start with fundamentals in a traditional Tae Kwon Do / Karate format.
The first step in training is a brief period of stretching exercises designed to make the practitioner limber and able to place hand and foot in balance. Sajido is famous for its controlled flow of energy, a spectacular assortment of techniques which, when executed by an expert, are devastating. All of the basic techniques can be delivered against more than one attacker. In Sajido, all parts of the body can be used for attacking or defending.