MSGT. H.G. Robby Robinson
International Armed Services Judo & Jujitsu Academy
*** GM Robinson is NOT actively teaching Judo or Jujitsu classes. However, under his mentorship and guidance, classes are ongoing (outside Pensacola, Florida) through responsible, reliable, and proficient coaches who are former students of GM Robinson. ***
Senior Grandmaster H.G. Robby Robinson began teaching martial arts as early as the 1950s. In 1985, at Corry Station, Naval Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Florida, GM Robinson created the Armed Services "King Cobra" Judo Club. In 2005, the club underwent a name change – Armed Services Judo and Jujitsu Academy (ASJJA). The ASJJA relocated to the Fred Smalley Youth Activities Center, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. Within a relatively short period of time, the ASJJA grew into the largest Armed Services Judo Club in Florida and 2nd largest United States Judo Association (USJA) club in the USA totaling nearly 250 registered members. In 2015, the Armed Services Judo and Jujitsu Academy had another name change to incorporate the international aspect to our academy – International Armed Services Judo and Jujitsu Academy (IASJJA). For nearly 66 years, GM Robinson has unrolled more mats or stacked more tatami in Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Germany, and numerous military bases in the USA oftentimes crediting GM Robinson as the “Johnny Appleseed of Judo”.
To increase the popularity of Traditional Kodokan Judo in the United States Armed Services through active duty, family members and community participation, and to achieve sustained competitive excellence in local, state, regional and national Judo competition.
The mission of the International Armed Services Judo & Jujitsu Academy is to promote and support the sport of Judo, along with other martial arts, to provide a Community Quality of Life Program for all participants who work together to make Judo a force in character development and educational growth for all practitioners.
A martial arts system should be something that participants can do in a safe and well supervised training environment. Participants need to be open to learning new things, understanding that new ideas and concepts are attainable to achieve personal goals.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
- Provide a sports environment that cares for all, regardless of skills, potential or aspirations.
- Aspects of our dealings with children will be characterized by compliance with the United States Judo Association's Code of Ethics.
- Promote fair play among all students and instructors.
- Practice gender equality among all members and players.
- Promote and demand a drug and tobacco free environment.
- International Armed Services Judo & Jujitsu Academy is a sports association which is open to all new participants, irrespective of ethnicity, race, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstances.
- Established age limitations are based upon mental and physical development with final evaluation and determination by the senior technical advisor.
Our teaching is based upon the traditional teachings of Professor Jigoro Kano, the originator of Kodokan Judo in 1882. Judo means, “Gentle Way or Path” and Jujitsu means the “Gentle Art”. However, don’t let the terms “Gentle” mislead you. Since 1985, the IASJJA has been dedicated to teaching primarily military active duty, reservists, retirees and family members as well as members of law-enforcement agencies, educators, and other federal and local government officials. We are very serious about working out together as a family, to teach and learn how to defend one’s self and cope in today’s society at large. For active duty personnel and law-enforcement, we supplement organizational hand-to-hand combative close ground combat or law-enforcement training in a sport/recreational setting. Our training also lends itself towards reinforcing confidence building to maximize positive reaction to cope with “Immediate Problem Solving” or more succinctly speaking, “Decision Making Responses in Real Time Life-Saving Situations.” As such, we are an internationally known organization with members scattered throughout the free world. Under the United States Judo Association, our USJA Charter has exceeded 250 members-at-large several times since the inception of the club.
Students and enthusiasts of Judo and Jujitsu, men and women, boys and girls, have many reasons for their interest in this and other martial art styles. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to improve discipline and self-control to their lives. Still many others are concerned about personal safety and self-defense. Often parents with over-energized children come seek us out and are delighted with the results. Whether you are interested in our program for mental or physical well-being, the “Warriors” Armed Services Judo & Jujitsu Academy (ASJJA) provides year-round training, offering a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well. Monthly fees are minimal thanks to the volunteer contributions of the teaching staff.
SPECIALIZED IASJJA PROGRAMS – Where Applicable
“WARRIOR TIGER CUBS” (AGES 4 TO 7)
The Warrior Tiger Cubs Program focuses on improving pre-school age children's basic motor and listening skills, and most assuredly by enhancing positive development in a fun and motivating way. The skills that are taught are intended towards the individual’s improvement reflecting physical and mental benefits so they can enter society with a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. They will learn such skills as focusing, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness, cleanliness, and coordination. These skills will help them to become better students at school, better listeners at home, and more ambitious about the future. The learning is fun, educational and rewarding. No doubt these reasons and skills are rewarding enough, but The Warrior Tiger Cubs Program is designed to prepare your child for a love and lifetime of Judo. Our ultimate goal is to help your child be the best they can be at everything they put their minds to.
JUNIOR WARRIORS (UP TO AGE 17) * SENIOR WARRIORS (AGE 18 TO UNLIMITED)
The ASJJA Junior and Senior Programs are just two of many programs offered through the ASJJA. Seniors begin at age 18 and there are national provisions in place to cross-over junior belt ranks to senior designated ranks. This website provides contact numbers for those persons requesting additional information however we encourage you to become familiar with the resource information already provided. All of the coaches are volunteers and may not be readily available outside of teaching schedules.
Thank you for visiting our website, we hope that we have provided you with sufficient information to whet your appetite and to assist you in your search for a dedicated, well respected martial arts training facility. We hope to meet you in the near future.