Welcome to Ki-Do Jiu Jitsu Ryu Spirit Way Jiu Jitsu Style
Ki-Do Jiu Jitsu Ryu is a traditional school of the Japanese Martial Art of Jiu Jitsu. Our syllabus is comprised of atemi-waza (striking techniques), nage-waza (throwing techniques), kansetsu-waza (joint locking techniques), shime-waza (choking techniques), and also using principles such as kuzushi (destroying your opponents balance while maintaining your own)
This Dojo is Dedicated in memory of my Teacher & friend, the late Professor Kevin S. Carney
September 30, 1960- July 15, 2007
Professor Kevin Carney dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence in the Martial Arts. His knowledge and skills were unsurpassed. His untimely death has left a void in our dojo family and the Martial Arts community.
Shihan Michael F. Jolicoeur Godan
Kyoshi Mike Jolicoeur
Ki-Do Jiu Jitsu Ryu Dojo
Professor Mike Jolicoeur
Ki-Do Jiu Jitsu Ryu Dojo
Professor Mike Jolicoeur began his formal Martial Arts training back in 1980, studying an American Budo System.The Art of Ki Do Ryu Jiu Jitsu under Grand Master Robert Carney and his son Professor Kevin Carney. while under the leadership of the Kyudan Jiu Jitsu federations founder Professor Angelo Albergo.
He tested for and was promoted to the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in October of 1986. For the next 20 years Sensei Mike taught classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. During that time he had the pleasure of working with people of all ages, as well as many Police and Correctional Officers until late 2006. At which time he relocated with his family from Rhode Island to Lovell, Maine where he now teaches small groups from a Dojo at his home.
Currently holding the title of Professor, or Kyoshi, on January 10th, 2021 Mike Jolicoeur Sensei was promoted to the rank of Shichidan (7th Degree Black Belt).At this time Jolicoeur Sensei was also honored by Professor Albergo awarding me with my own system Called Ki-Do Jiu Jitsu Ryu meaning Spirit Way Jiu Jitsu Style.
- Shodan October 15th,1986
- Nidan October 9th,1988
- Sandan October 17th,1993
- Yondan October 12th,1997
- Godan October 25th,2005
- Rokudan October 15th,2015
- Shichidan January 10th,2021
Kyoshi Jolicoeur has been practicing Ki-Do Jiu Jitsu Ryu for over 40 years.
Programs & Class Schedule: Ki Do Ryu Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Students should be teens or older, however special exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. Friendly Family like Atmosphere. A contract is not required, however a release of liability form is. Single and Family Dues Rates available. In order to help the Student make progress 2 Classes per week are required, as well as practice on their own time. This is a traditional self defense style dojo. This is not a business it is a club.