On this date in 1955, Professor Florendo Visitacion publicly unveiled his self defence system called Vee Jitsu. Preceding the introduction of his art was many years of study in the Philippines, Hawaii, California  and New York City.

In addition, he cross trained with many well known artists over the years. From 1955 onwards, he introduced upgrades to his self defense system. He unveiled Vee Jitsu ’65 in 1965, Vee Jitsu ’75 in 1975, Vee Jitsu ’85 in 1985 and finally Vee Arnis Jitsu. There are a few other branches of Vee Jitsu but the ones I mentioned are those I’m most familiar with.

As recounted in earlier posts, I studied under Professor G. Rogers Cooper at the University of Notre Dame. In turn, he studied under his father, Professor Robert J. Cooper, the head of Cooper Vee Jitsu Ryu. Professor Cooper was a direct student of Professor Visitacion and has passed teachings over the years along with Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do and Capoeria. It is a tremendously varied self defense system. For reference, see the following articles:


NY Times

Another Look

Here is a clip of Professor Florendo Visitacion, otherwise known as Professor Vee:


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