Jui jitsu

Jiu-jitsu originated in Japan 600 to 1000 years ago. Over that time hundreds of schools were developed.

They were know by many names such as Jujutsu, Taijutsu, Yaware,

By the end of the Meiji era "1868" only a few were widely practiced.

Kito-rue, Kyushin-ryu, Sekiguchi-ryu, Shibukawa-ryu, Yoshin-ryu, Tenjin Shinyo-ryu, were among the more common. Most other schools had ceased to exist or had few if any students.

These schools taught a wide assortment of ways to choke, twist arms, strike, kick and throw an opponent. They all fall under the collective banner of jujitsu.

Dr. Kano gave this generic definition of jujitsu (All techniques of attack or defense against an enemy in which one uses no weapons, or only a short weapon.).

This definition is generally accurate today. In the United State’s what would be considered classical jiu-jitsu pre 1868 is not widely practiced.

But there are many types of self-defense schools that fall in the scope of jiu-jitsu even though they may be know by various names.

In the past ten years Brazilian Jujitsu a form that specializes in submission techniques such as choking and arm locking once the attack has progressed to the ground has gain popularity.

There has been a trend to develop jiu-jitsu as a competitive sport. But jiu-jitsu competition is still not common. With most practitioners’ interest being in its martial arts applications.

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