Martial Arts for Self Defense

Write about Jiu-Jitsu. Focus on history and moves.

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Jiu-jitsu (jujutsu, yawara) is a martial art that employs holds, throws and paralyzing punches to subdue opponents by manipulating their own force. The term jiu-jitsu was derived from a Japanese word jūjitsu which means “gentle or soft art” because this fighting technique uses only a few or no weapons (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2016). According to historical sources, in 17th century a Chinese monk Chen Juan Bin thought 3 samurai warriors an art of unarmed combat in a temple near Edo. These 3 students later developed their own fighting systems which eventually became known as jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu spread among the Japanese warriors who used it to complement their battle swordsmanship. Jiu-jitsu was a well-kept secret in Japan until the arrival of the American fleet and the opening of Japan to international trade (Petermann, 2005). Nowadays, new styles like the Brazilian jiu-jitsu are gaining popularity across the globe....

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