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Jan Knudsen Jensen
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I was born 1977, my dad Jens Jensen was one of the founders of Esbjerg Jiu-Jitsu Klub (in Danmark, EU). He been training Martial arts for more then 10 years and did inspire me to start training Martial Arts when i became older. Besides Jiu-Jitsu, my dad did also train Okinawan Shuri Ryu Karate with Vitus Bilking in Esbjerg Karate Klub.

When i became 17 years old (in 1994), i started training Okinawan Shuri Ryu Karate (My teachers where at first Ole and later on Brian), i keept training that for a year until i did meet some Ju-Jutsu (it was a mix of Karate, Judo and Aikido) guys on a workshop i was at and i liked their style a lot better at the time, since it had not just standing fighting. But there was just as much focus on grappling and ground fight, my teacher within Ju-Jutsu was Carsten Ettrup (5 x Danish Champ and Vice World Champ). I did train as much as possible at the time, every time they had a class i would join it, so i was there nearly every day. I did train for around 4 years or more there…..

When i stopped with Ju-Jutsu, i tried some Full Contact Kick-boxing.

Then i decided i wanted something more streetwise (and not so much sports), so i made my training group into a Bujinkan training group. I did train many years within Bujinkan under guys like Jim Karstensen 4 dan. (RIP). Since he moved to Esbjerg (my home town in Denmark) and was teaching me there….
I did earn a rank of 5 Kyu within Bujinkan (Green Belt), my instructor within Bujinkan where direct student of Soke Hatsumi…..

When i was training in Bujinkan under Jim Karstensen, then i did also run a local tv station, which would broadcast our training (shows) out to all of Esbjerg City. I used a Linux Server to broadcast with and been told that the setup i made was one of a kind….

Currently i live in the Philippines and have been living here for several years now…
I got my Master 1 Degree Black Belt under Master Jhun Dacayana in the Dacayana Eskrima System which i got down here in Cebu City and i am at instructor level within the Villasin Balintawak Style, i was a direct student of Grandmaster John Villasin (the son of FMA legend GGM. Atty. Jose Villasin). GM. John Villasin does not hand out certificates, but just tells the student that he is at instructor level.
Besides that i also hold a instructor degree under Grandmaster Nick Elizar within Nickelstick Balintawak, GM. Nick has been known to create some of the best Eskrimadors within Cebu, his unique style is mixing both long range and close range Eskrima together with a modern JKD like look on want works and does not works, he always keeps it real and streetwise with lots of dirty tricks….

Currently i am training under Henry Jayme (VMA), he has a no BS attitude to his style and uses hard contact. He holds a background within both Balintawak, Doce Pares and Tat Kun Tao-Kung Fu. He was a direct student of GGM. Velez.

Besides above i have also been on several course within Qi-Gong/Chi-Gong, Yoga, meditation, healing and i have taken a VPG (in DK.), a advanced first aid class (30 hours, in DK.) and been on a Instructor Course on Gerlev Sports School (DK.).

For more details about me or my teachers please take a look at my website:

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Ninjutsu vs. Arnis

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 2:55am 0 Comments

Many might be suprised to hear it, but in many ways FMA (Arnis, Eskrima

etc.) does have a lot in common with Ninjutsu (X-Kans like Bujinkan,

Jinenkan and Genbukan). FMA and Bujinkan both also have many things in

common with arts like Wing Tsun, Krav Maga and other more streetwise


What they share is a way of thinking, i mean if you take a martial sport

like Taekwondo it becomes very clear that Taekwondo is about… Continue

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At 7:33pm on June 10, 2018, Jan Sorensen said…
Hej Jan.
Det er Jan fra Esbjerg og din gamle nabo fra Aamoseparken :)
Jeg trænede lidt med dig i din klub i Sædding.
Hvordan går det med dig?
Er du ok?
Min email er.

Venlig hilsen.
Jan Sørensen
At 8:34am on February 14, 2011, Kristoffer Sundh said…

Hello Jan,


sorry for my abscence in reply, i hope all is well with you. I am okej,i should not complain... :)


My training is great, I love every moment of it. I currently train under Suro Emanuel Hart in Inayan Eskrima. I have before been dambling with some Modern Arnis, Kali Sikaran, tried som Sayoc Kali and JKD. For more information about me, please visit my blog:


How often do you teach? I have my own, very small group for now, but i am hopeing that it will grow under next few years.

with great respect

At 6:12am on December 7, 2010, Parvez Alam said…
no worries mate... yeah i had a fantastic time... but Cebu surely is a great place to be living eh?! :) ...maybe we'll meet there if not in Denmark eh?!... med vänlig hälsningar!
At 1:42am on December 2, 2010, Parvez Alam said…
good meeting you here Jan :) ...demark was a blast!... great people good times!
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At 8:24am on November 17, 2010, Ron Kosakowski said…
Nice to meet you here on this web entity. Its cool to see so many FMA players here. You will probably like my Filipino weapons web site - Its where all FMA'ers go to get their weapons.

Keep in touch any time and take care man!

At 5:30am on November 17, 2010, Dave Standeven said…
Welcome Jan, hope you enjoy the site
At 12:17am on November 17, 2010, Kristoffer Sundh said…
Hello Jan, thanks for the friendreq. I hope everything is great with you. How''s trainng?
At 11:37pm on November 16, 2010, Lou said…
Hello my new friend. It's always good to run into people such as yourself that share the same love of the art of eskrima. Perhaps next year, on my way down to surigao, we can meet up there.
At 10:37pm on November 16, 2010, terry joven said…
thank u for joining the group!
The next time i'm in Cebu i hope we get a chance to meet. My Step mom still has a house there...and i hope to save up to visit soon!

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