Master Rev. Soke Kyoshi Vincent Sciortino, studied Ju-Jitsu in England during his stay between 1981-1988, under 6th Dan and 9th Dan Black Belts, where he was graded from white to 5th Dan Black Belt in Ju-Jitsu, 1st Dan Judo and Ko-Budo and graded as instructor in Ko-Budo in 1986.
All his grades are recognized world-wide, even in Japan.
In 1986, Master Sciortino had sessions with Soke Reushi Hayabuchi and Soke Munetoshi Inue. After 6 months in Malta, he went back to England for sessions with Soke Famon Tanaka, of the Nipon Koden Kobudo. He achieved certificates from the Nippon Dai Budo Kai, Nippon Hontai, Yoshin Ryu Dai, Nippon Keitenshiya Ryu, Joko Ryu, Goshin Kempo Ju-Jitsu Association, World Ju-Jitsu Federation and Jikishin Ju-Jitsu Association.
Master Sciortino also attained the certificate for the grade of coach from the British Ju-Jitsu Association (B.J.J.A.) which is the British Governing body for Ju-Jitsu. He is member of the Jikishin Ju-Jitsu Association, representative of the United Nations of Ju-Jitsu (U.N.J.J.) and the World Sports Ju-Jitsu Organization. Fr. Sciortino has now more then 35 years of experience in Martial Arts.
Two months after his arrival in Malta in 1988, Master Vincent founded the Ju-Jitsu Association Malta, known as the Samurai Ju-Jitsu Association Malta (S.J.J.A.M.). He now holds a 7th Dan Black Belt in Ju-Jitsu and has given training to various coaches in Malta and has clubs in Hamrun / Marsa, Zurrieq, St. Paul's Bay and others.
He pays special tribute to Professor Terry C. Parker and all the members of the U.N.J.J. and the S.J.J.A.M.
Senpai 1st and 2nd Dan
Sensei 3rd Dan
Renshi 2 years after Godam (5th Dan)
Kyoshi 5 years after Renshi
Henshi 10 years after Kyoshi
These titles are very close to the traditional Japanese arts.