Traditional Japanese Ju-Jitsu is said to have started some 2000 years ago in futile Japan . It encompasses other arts such as Aikido, Karate and Judo. A Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent (The Samurai) in which one uses no weapon or only a short weapon.
The word jujutsu can be spelled as ju-jitsu/jujitsu, jiu jitsu, ju-jutsu.
"Ju" means gentle or soft, and" Jitsu" means art or technique. In Ju-Jitsu, we use our opponent's energy and force against him, rather than confronting that force with our own.
At Ho'on Dojo, I teach Judo throws Karate kicks and strikes, Aikido techniques, holds, chokes, locks, arm bars, joint manipulation, pain compliance, grappling, and weapon defenses. I do incorporate knife and gun defenses, and although obviously guns were not present 2000 years ago, I believe that learning defenses from this attack can prepare one for attacks in this modern age.