Jujutsu , Dschiu Dschitsu, Jûjutsu, Jūjutsu, Jijitsu, Jiujitsu, Ju-Jitsu, Ju-jutsu, Juhjutsu, Jui Jitsu, JuJiitsu, Jujitsu, Jujutso, Juujutsu, Ju jitsu, Ju Jutsu, Kumiuchi, Strike of Pain, Torite, Zyûzyutu, Zyuuzyutu
Jujutsu (柔術, jūjutsu), literally meaning the "art of softness", or "way of yielding" is a collective name for Japanese martial art styles consisting of grappling and striking techniques. Jujutsu evolved among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for dispatching an armed and armored opponent in situations where the use of weapons was impractical or forbidden. Due to the difficulty of dispatching an armored opponent with striking techniques, 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, and came to be known as jujutsu.
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