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About Jujitsu

Jujitsu Sunshine Coast - The Total Art Sport

Jujitsu provides the opportunity for both individual and team competition at club, state, national and world levels. Self defence and awareness – ideal for those seeking to develop their level of confidence and a basic knowledge and ability to protect themselves in today’s society. The total martial art – for the more serious participant, seeking grading and promotion.  

The term Jujutsu dates back to around the 1630s. However the techniques with the characteristics of what would come to be associated with Jujutsu can be found in early writings in Japan with reference back to the year 23 B.C. during the Yayoi period.

As a classical fighting art in Japan, Jujutsu can be defined as: “A method of close combat, either unarmed or employing minor weapons, that can be used in defensive or offensive ways, to subdue one or more unarmed or armed opponents”. A simple translation of the two Japanese characters is Jū: gentleness, suppleness, flexibility, yielding; and Jutsu: (often spelt and pronounced jitsu) art, technique, or skill.

In more modern times since the late 1800s and early 1900s and with the introduction of Jujutsu to the Western World the focus shifted towards emphasising Jujutsu as a gentle art, a system of self defence, and a system of physical education. Notable forms of endeavour that developed from jujutsu during these times include both Kōdōkan jūdō and aikidō.

Your learning may include: skills in avoidance and evasive movement, throwing, striking, grappling, immobilisation techniques, the application of submission holds, and the practice of both Jujutsu and weapon kata (sets of movements). Students of all ages are coached in etiquette, discipline, posture and the coordination of mind and body. Jujutsu at South East Self Defence may also provide an appreciation of anatomy, physiology, law, conflict resolution, personal development, Respect, human movement and health.