Jiu-Jitsu
Koseido-ryu Crest

The Allegheny County Budo-Kai, located at the South Park Fairgrounds, has been offering instruction in Koseido-ryu jiu-jitsu in the Pittsburgh area since it's founding in 1927. Koseido-ryu jiu-jitsu is a practical, no nonsense method of self-defense. It is not a sport. The philosophy of the style is to defeat one’s opponent quickly and decisively. There are no "illegal techniques" in Koseido-ryu jiu-jitsu.

Koseido-ryu jiu-jitsu includes strikes, kicks, throws, takedowns, joint locks, chokes, and strangles. As a student of Koseido-ryu jiu-jitsu you will learn how to defend yourself against a variety of attacks including bear hugs, full nelsons, head locks, chokes, punches, kicks, and tackles.

You will learn how to fight both standing up and while on the ground, as well as how to defend yourself against an armed (gun, club, knife, etc.) attacker.

The jiu-jitsu classes at the South Hills Martial Arts Center are taught by Joseph Hedderman, a 10th degree black belt with over 60 years of jiu-jitsu experience, and his son, Tony Hedderman, a 7th degree black belt with over 30 years of jiu-jitsu experience.