We hope you enjoy learning about the wonderful art of Jujitsu. We say wonderful art, because you don't have to be a giant or have superhuman strength to use it. Jujitsu uses an attacker's strength against himself. Jujitsu has always been the original mixed martial art, where we use a variety of techniques from the locking, grappling, striking, throwing and weaponry arts.

With a history that can be traced back as far as 2,000 years, Jujitsu in its’ truest form, as opposed to Judo, Karate, Taekwondo (to name a few), strived to avoid the lure of the sporting arena and retained its status as a martial art.

Ju-jitsu is a combination of two words - Ju, which can be translated as "soft" or "gentle", and Jitsu, meaning "art". Thus we have the definition translated as; 'gentle art'. Ju also translates to mean compliant, flexible and yielding. If you analyse the core principle of Jujitsu: "Force should never be met with force. Jujitsu redirects the energy created by the attack into a counter move, rather than working against the attacking force.

Jujitsu has evolved over the centuries to become the 'effective' form of self defence it is today. Jujitsu is no longer needed for the battlefields of medieval Japan but the streets of today. With violence on the streets of today’s towns and cities increasing and the chosen weapons being; knives, bottles, base ball bats etc, Jujitsu still has a valued place in our society today.

 If you have any questions about Jujitsu please do not hesitate to contact us

Connelly Ju Jitsu course Dartford '11