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Jujutsu (柔術)  literally meaning the "art of softness" or "way of yielding" is a collective name for Japanese martial art styles including unarmed and armed techniques.

Jujutsu was first developed by Samurai.Jujutsu evolved among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent without weapons. Due to the ineffectiveness of striking against an armored opponent, the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.

There are many variations of the art, which leads to a diversity of approaches. Jujutsu schools (ryū) may utilize all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, gouging, biting, disengagements, striking, and kicking). In addition to jujutsu, many schools taught the use of weapons.

The term "jūjutsu" was not coined until the 17th century, after which time it became a blanket term for a wide variety of grappling-related disciplines. Prior to that time, these skills had names such as "short sword grappling" (小具足腰之廻 ,kogusoku koshi no mawari), "grappling" (組討 or 組打 ,kumiuchi), "body art" (体術 ,taijutsu), "softness" (柔 or 和 ,yawara), "art of harmony" (和術 ,wajutsu,yawarajutsu), "catching hand" (捕手 ,torite), and even the "way of softness" (柔道 ,jūdō) (as early as 1724, almost two centuries before Kano Jigoro founded the modern art of Kodokan Judo).

It is important to realize that the definition of “ju”, as the Japanese saw it, dealt with suppleness and flexibility, not of the physical body, but of thought and response in dealing with aggression.  There was and is no pre-conceived doctrine in jujutsu.  An attack is dealt with according to the power, intent, and method of the attacker.  There is no reliance on strength and size alone.  Jujutsu functions according to the basic scientific principles of physics, anatomy, physiology, and psychology.

An important aspect of jujutsu training is learning how to break a fall effectively.Practitioners employ a unique method of absorbing force when being thrown, slapping the ground with their free arm so that the shock and disorientation of sudden impact is greatly reduced when the rest of the body makes contact. The movements and techniques in jujutsu apply timing, leverage, flexibility, balance, finesse and speed to defeat your assailant. Strikes, throws, locks, strangles and other movements come from a precise understanding of the human anatomy and movement. You are taught techniques to overcome your opponent as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Jujutsu flourished and grew during the Edo Period commonly measured by historians as being from 1603-1868 AD.  The term “jujutsu” began to be used in Japan in the 1630s to describe many different unarmed styles of combat that shared the same principles of attack and defense.

The various unarmed combat arts of the samurai prior to this went by many names over the centuries.  In these earlier centuries, these combat arts dealt primarily with battlefield combat involving warriors wearing armor.  It was during the Edo period when jujutsu began to be refined into systems where lethality was not always an option and an opponent could be anywhere.



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