Jujitsu Martial Arts
Jujitsu for Self Defence
Is today’s modern Japanese Jujitsu an effective form of street Self-defence? Very much so!
Today’s modern styles of Jujitsu encompass striking, kicking and blocking techniques within their Syllabus. They incorporate ground fighting techniques designed to defend yourself “when”, not if, the fight goes to the ground.
Modern styles of Jujitsu use modern items you carry every day as weapons you can use to defend yourself – belts, certain types of hats, scarves, bank cards, magazines, glasses etc.
All very effective weapons, even as effective as the Wakizashi and Tanto and all are legal to carry with you on the street.
Yes, modern styles do carry many traditions with them, still using throws, joint locking, bone manipulation and chokes within their syllabus, but together with modern techniques designed to be used in today’s modern world, not for sport but for self-protection.
The Role of Compassion
One consideration to take into account in teaching martial arts is that of Compassion.
Compassion in self-defence almost sounds counter-intuitive but let’s think about it.
If someone attacks you on the street for money or with the intention of hurting you, does that act give us the right to beat on that person to the point of unconsciousness?
Does that action give us the right to break bones or even kill? If someone is that confused in their own life that without provocation they decide to hurt you, do have the right to defend yourself?
Yes, you do, but it should never give you the right to hurt or create so much destruction on another human being that it causes great regret in you and in your attacker.
Compassion in Combat should always be foremost on one’s mind in today’s world of self-defence.