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What is Combative Ju-Jitsu?


Ju-Jitsu (also known as Jiu-Jitsu or Ju-Jutsu) is a classical Japanese martial art and was the Samurai warriors’ primary system of unarmed combat on the battlefield. Its origins can be traced back to Ancient Japan and was formalized around the 16th Century leading to many schools (ryu) developing and teaching their own styles of Ju-Jitsu. It was initially  practiced alongside traditional Samurai weapons schooling for use in battle and then, in peacetime, adapted for the streets of Feudal Japan. Ju-Jitsu is also the basis for other arts such as Judo and Aikido.


Combative Ju-Jitsu is based on many of these long established principals and provides some of the worlds most devastating, effective means of self defense. Combative Ju-Jitsu is a progressive, ever evolving system of self defense incorporating Traditional Japanese Ju-Jutsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Vale-Tudo, and Russian Sambo. Combative Ju-Jitsu was designed as a realistic self defense system. However, by eliminating eye gouges, groin strikes, etc, Combative Ju-Jitsu can be used for sport such as Sport Ju-Jitsu Grappling matches as well as the ever popular Mixed Martial Arts Cage fighting (MMA). Many Combative Ju-Jitsu techniques, both stand up and ground fighting, can be found in Police and Military training all over the world.  

 


The Techniques


Combative Ju-Jitsu incorporates strikes, kicks, throws, pins/holds, joint locks, chokes/strangles and the use of pressure points.  Combative Ju-Jitsu teaches using an opponent's attacking force and direction against them. Attackers are overcome emphasizing technique and striking vital points as opposed to just brute strength. As such, the system is suitable for people regardless of size or gender.


Combative Ju-Jitsu techniques are practiced between 2 or more trainees on a matted area within the training hall. It is an in-depth art and as such it may not be mastered ‘overnight’. It is however an effective, comprehensive and, for many, rewarding art to learn.