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Jujutsu (Westernized Jujitsu)

Jujutsu (/dʒuːˈdʒuːtsuː/ joo-JOOT-soo; Japanese: 柔術, jūjutsu) is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat originating to defeat an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon or only a short weapon.

"" can be translated to mean "gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force.

Jujutsu developed to combat the samurai of feudal Japan and used by samurai as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon, because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective. Practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.

There are many variations of the art, which leads to a diversity of approaches. Jujutsu schools (ryū) may utilize all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, gouging, biting, disengagements, striking, and kicking). In addition to jujutsu, many schools teach the use of weapons.

Today, jujutsu is practiced in both traditional and modern sports forms. Derived sport forms include the Olympic sport and martial art of judo, which was developed by Kanō Jigorō in the late 19th century from several traditional styles of jujutsu, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which was derived from earlier (pre–World War II) versions of Japanese Kodokan judo newaza ( ground fighting)

Surbitonjujitsu teaches the traditional Anglo Japanese and Jikishin techniques proven as an effective practical self defence system for both men and women.

We practice in a safe and friendly environment based on learning valuable techniques and will not be taught to those seeking ’a quick fix’ or anyone of a violent or unstable nature. We do not condone any type of bullying -verbal,physical or emotional and train in the true 'Budo' spirit where students can come and train at our club as well as any other club they freely chose. A number of our students train at other clubs  to gain a greater and shared knowledge of Jujitsu and other Martial arts.

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