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About Ju Jitsu

ju jitusThere are many different styles of Ju Jitsu (jiu-jitsu), each concentrating on a different aspect of the art. In its purest form, Ju Jitsu comprises kicks, punches, nerve-centre pressure-point control, holds, joint locks, throws, and grappling. Ju Jitsu is arguably the most well-rounded combat art for self-defense.

In Japanese, Ju Jitsu means "gentle (ju) art (jitsu)". The name refers not just to ju jitsu techniques, which are anything but "gentle", but rather to how you address a self-defense situation, including your state of being having reached a certain degree of proficiency.

Learning Ju Jitsu allows you to adapt your response to best suit a given situation.

Ju Jitsu was the hand-to-hand combat art of the Samurai, developed for use in close-quarters where it was not possible to wield a sword, and later when the Samurai were forbidden to carry swords in public.

Ju Jitsu is the parent art to many modern martial arts, such as Aikido, Karate, Judo, many others. Below is a chart comparing a variety of self-defense techniques to different martial arts.


Kung Fu
Karate
Judo
Aikido
TKD
Boxing
MMA
Ju Jitsu
Punching (Closed fist)
YES
YES


YES
YES
YES
YES
Open-Hand Strikes
YES
YES





YES
Strikes with arm
YES
YES


YES


YES
Kicking (Low)
YES
YES


YES

YES
YES
Kicking (High)
YES
YES


YES

YES
YES
Hard Blocking
YES
YES




YES
YES
Soft Blocking (redirection)
YES
YES

YES



YES
Joint-Locks and Holds

YES
YES


YES
YES
Throws

YES



YES
YES
Takedowns

YES
YES


YES
YES
Pressure Point Control Tactics






YES
Grappling

YES
YES


YES
YES
Systematic approach to self-defense






YES
Emphasis on attacker control vs. injury






YES
Variety of physical responses to attacks






YES


A skilled Ju Jitsu practitioner is capable of defeating armed and unarmed assailants with as much force as necessary to stop an attack and prevent further attack. Ju jitsu continues to be an art worthy of serious study.

Learn more about Goshinkan-Ryu Ju Jitsu at www.GoshinMA.com. Goshinkan Ju Jitsu Dojo's are proud members of the governing body for Ju Jitsu in Alberta, The Alberta Ju Jitsu Association.

Goshinkan Ju Jitsu Dojo's are proud members of the governing body for Ju Jitsu in the United States under the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF) and under the governing body for Ju Jitsu in the world under the World Ju-Jitsu Federation (WJJF).

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