The ancient martial art of JuJitsu was originally developed by the Japanese Samurai Warriors as a means of defending themselves in the event of being unseated from their horses and without weapons. Over the centuries many forms of the art have developed, but all deriving from the same basic techniques.

Nowadays forms of the art are taught to military and policing organisations throughout the world as a means of control and restraint as well as a method of self defence.

The techniques taught by Rose Counties JuJitsu includes kicks, strikes, throws and locks designed to control or disable one or more attackers.

Students are also trained in the etiquette, respect and discipline of this ancient art.

Ju-Jitsu provides an ideal way to improve self confidence, fitness and flexibility for adults and children alike, as well as a method of defending yourself or your family should the need arise in today’s uncertain world.

Japanese JuJitsu systems typically emphasis more on throwing, immobilizing and pinning, joint-locking, choking, and strangling techniques as compared with other martial arts systems such as karate. Atemi-waza (striking techniques) were seen as less important in most older Japanese systems, since samurai body armor protected against many striking techniques. The Chinese quanfa/ch’uan-fa (kenpo or kung fu) systems focus on punching, striking, and kicking more than jujutsu.

The Japanese systems of kenpo display some degree of Chinese influence in their emphasis on striking techniques. In comparison, systems that derive more directly from Japanese sources show less preference for such techniques. However, a few JuJitsu schools likely have some Chinese influence in their development. JuJitsu ryu vary widely in their techniques, and many do include significant emphasis on striking techniques, though in some styles only as set-ups for their grappling techniques.

In jujutsu, practitioners train in the use of many potentially fatal moves. However, because students mostly train in a non-competitive environment, risk is minimized. Students are taught break falling skills to allow them to safely practice otherwise dangerous throws.

The word JuJitsu can be broken down into two parts. “Ju” is a concept. The idea behind this meaning of Ju is “to be gentle”, “to give way”, “to yield”, “to blend”, “to move out of harm’s way”. “Jitsu” is the principle or “the action” part of JuJitsu. In Japanese this word means science or art.