Jujutsu is an ancient Japanese martial art utilizing both soft and hard techniques. It is often misspelled as ju-jitsu or jui jitsu, but
the proper romanji translation is jujutsu, pronounced "joo-joots". It is translated to mean "gentle art".
Jujutsu employs striking, kicking, throwing, joint locking, choke holds, grappling maneuvers, and even some weapons. It was first taught to samurai warriors as part of
kenjutsu, but was separated in 1532. Its purpose was to be able to incapacitate or kill an enemy when a weapon was unavailable.
Today there are over 700 different styles of jujutsu and both aikido and judo were derived from jujutsu.
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