Jujitsu, Ju Jitsu, Jiujitsu, Jiu Jitsu, Jiujutsu, Jujutsu, Jujitso, Ju-jitsu, Jiujuiutsu, Jiu-jitsu?
If you are searching for a martial Art School, you will find a myriad of schools, and the names of styles vary significantly.
The Japanese JuJitsu martial art has a colourful background, stretching beyond the fearsome Samurai feudal times.
Jujitsu, Ju Jitsu, Jiujitsu, Jiu Jitsu, Jiujutsu, Jujutsu, Jujitso, Ju-jitsu, Jiujuiutsu, Jiu-jitsu, and so forth, so many subtle differences to each pronunciation.I have seen each of these pronunciations used and all describe the same thing, a Martial Art which is flexible, adaptable, yielding and the way it is learned, training, practice, an art.
Our own style, Sakura Ryu JuJitsu, Cherry Blossom Style, was a traditional style that was favoured by the Samurai. This style was further developed by Jigaro Kano, taken into Europe and taught to Westerners, one of which who emigrated to Australia, bringing the Art of JuJitsu with him, and his translation of the spoken language.
The original masters of Japan intentionally designed the JuJitsu techniques so that their deadly aspects would be not easily discernible and thus fall into the hands of the enemy. The techniques were also taught this way so that only the most dedicated students would learn the real secrets. In serious JuJitsu, extreme mental discipline is both a requirement and a result.
With that further insight into the origin of our Martial Art, it’s time to get back to training.
Happy Breakfalls Everyone!!