“Building a society, not a hierarchy”

The NKJU is a national organization for the advancement and promotion for all who study and practice the classical or traditional martial arts of Japan, Okinawa, China and Korea.

The National Karate Jujitsu Union, (NKJU), was founded in 1974 by the late Soke Richard P. Baillargeon. We are continuing the legacy that he once envisioned.

“The mission of the National Karate Jujitsu Union (NKJU) is to promote Classical Budo while being open-minded and embracing any fighting art that bring a sense of enhanced physical and psychological growth to today’s students and instructors; to produce a generation of warriors who can believe, succeed and achieve in their daily lives.”