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Vee Arnis Jujitsu is the foundation that all our other programs are derived from.

In its original form, in the 1950’s, Vee Jitsu was the signature name given to the style of Ju Jitsu developed by Florendo Malcruz Visitacion, better known as Professor Vee. This system was way ahead of its time, being one of the original “mixed martial arts,” a term that isn’t easily recognizable until the early 1990’s. It was a truly efficient, dynamic, and brutal fighting art whose emphasis was on street self-defense. It combined the strikes, joint locks, breaks, throws, rolls, falls, comes along holds, and ground movements, including grappling taken from Judo/Ju Jitsu. Vee Jitsu, being a street savvy style, also incorporated tactics such as groin kicks, biting, pinching, and eye gouging.

A constant innovator, Professor Vee looked to further enhance and improve the system. As an effective way to drill his students, Prof. Vee devised a series of fifteen two-person drills called "Vee Jistu Te's". These are the core of the Vee Jitsu system, with multiple variations to each of the fifteen forms. What this gave students was endless responses to self-defense situations based on a common beginning to each of the attacks. To prepare for the realities of street confrontations, students were, and still are, rigorously drilled in class. They are paired with different people of varying heights and weights. Through this training methodology, an individual now has a precise understanding of what will work against larger or smaller opponents in a given situation.

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Vee Jitsu was the culmination of many years of study by Professor Vee. In his evolution of study and practice, Professor Vee was constantly refining his system. His final version, its most useable form, Professor Vee's system of Vee Arnis Jujitsu was the "best of the best". The system has elements of other fighting systems, added to its foundation, with movements taken from Kung-Fu, Karate, and Aikido. This was infused with the Filipino art of Arnis, specializing in stick and knife techniques with the fluid foot movements known to the art.

Upon Professor Vee’s retirement, Professor David James became the “Keeper of the Torch” as the Chief Instructor of the system. An innovator, on par with Professor Vee, Professor David looked for ways to make the system even more effective. To hold true to his mantra that the students must stay a step ahead of the “bad guys” he began exploring other arts to bring the most practical aspects of them into Vee Arnis Jujitsu. One of his biggest additions to the system was to bring the street effective techniques of Muay Thai under the umbrella.

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To further progress the system, Professor David began to simplify it. This was done to make the system more user-friendly. During this process, he developed off shoots of the original Te’s. Basic Mugging Drills, Stops, and Te’s for the Street began being regularly practiced by the students. Breaking the information down even further he developed the 1-2-3 HIT techniques. By creating this sets of drills, he was able to bring pure self-defense training to the non-martial artist. This training allowed for less aggressive persons to practically implement the core concepts of Vee Arnis Jujitsu in real world situations.

Shihan John Petrone, Chief Instructor of the Western States and Heir to the Vee Arnis Jujitsu System, began working with military special operations personnel upon his relocation to Colorado. Utilizing the same concepts and goals of the system he developed the DICTATE Program, to better serve that community’s needs. After years of refining the program, it has been taught to military units, law enforcement officials, and civilians across the globe.

In short, the result of all the innovation is the Vee Arnis Jujitsu System being recognized around the world as the most effectively aggressive street self-defense system ever developed. Even with accolades such as these, Vee Arnis Jujitsu will continue to evolve to match the threats our students may face.

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