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This Japanese art (whose more philosophical counterpart is Judo) grew out of the integration of the weapons techniques of katori shinto ryu and grappling techniques during the 15th century. The roots of the art lie even earlier, in the Heian period (about 794-1185 A.D.), but until the 15th century empty-hand techniques tended to be considered an aspect of whatever major weapon form(s) they supported, and not a separate jutsu. The name jujutsu (or jiu-jitsu) was first used in the late 17th century. Knowledge of Jujutsu was spread world-wide by traveling Japanese practitioners in the early years of the 20th century. The usual Jujutsu technique involves bearing an opponent to the ground and then pinning him there or rendering him unconscious. The art utilizes hip throws, sweeping throws, shoulder and neck locks, and a sacrifice body drop. In the past, Jujutsu was more of a fully-integrated fighting art than it is today it included a variety of punches, kicks, nerve strikes, and weapons...

Substyles Of Jujutsu

Samurai Jujutsu

Historically, more than 700 substyles of Jujutsu have been recorded, ranging from very broad fighting systems to styles which concentrate on just a few maneuvers or techniques. Many of these substyles are so closely related to Aikijutsu, Sumo Wrestling or various weapon-based fighting forms that separating them for gaming purposes is very difficult, and in many cases pointless. A well-rounded medieval Japanese warrior would probably know not only one or more styles of Jujutsu, but many weapon forms (Kenjutsu, Naginatajutsu, Bojutsu and so forth), various styles of wrestling and or Aikijutsu and many other combat-oriented skills. Some of the more important and or interesting Jujutsu substyles include Jujutsu Choke Hold

Judo Contest Stance

Although in the past judo has been taught as a self-defense method, today it has taken its proper place as a sport it is an event in the Olympic Games. Like wrestling, judo is played by rules which prohibit and penalize hand or foot blows or any tactic intended to hurt the opponent player. Judo players do not use a fighting stance because there is no need to guard against the possibility of being struck. Contestants in a judo match are in close contact, gripping cloth of the uniform as shown in the photo.

Jiujitsu Falling exercises

Perhaps no other and more obvious aspect of injuries that can be prevented is being taught less or understood less by the coaches and players in America than the proper method to fall on the ground without being injured. I am not talking about rolling forward, which is what most people think falling is. I am referring to getting your feet knocked out from under you and going 4 feet in the air and landing on your shoulder or neck, or being tackled or knocked down sideways and breaking your wrist, or slipping on the snow or ice and falling on your butt and injuring your tail bone or neck. These are examples of falls that athletes are constantly being exposed to, and that they are usually not at all prepared to negotiate or execute without receiving injury. For too long players, coaches, and fans have expected that if a players feet are taken out from under him, or he is thrown into the air, he will be injured, and if he isn't it is a miracle. There are proven, easy to learn and...

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To bring my opponent to the floor, I will use a technique that comes from Judo called O Uchi Gari. In order to perform this movement, I Push my opponent's chest forward with my right arm (I may also push his face for extra effect if desired), I pull my opponent's right leg with my left arm and simultaneously hook my right leg behind his left knee and kick back (figure 5). A counter clock-wise twisting motion may be employed in order to provide me with extra momentum during the application of this technique.

Downward Single Wrist Escape

Every fresh step you make along these lines makes it easier to apply these principles in all other tricks. Do not make the mistake of thinking that some of these lessons or tricks are superfluous or uninteresting. A great many simple tricks are given here for the purpose of teaching you anatomy, not the anatomy of the college textbook which teaches you to name each part of your body, but the practical anatomy of the jujutsu man who knows what part of his opponent's body to seize, and how to use each part of his own body to the greatest advantage.

Explanation of the Styles

Jujutsu This art was systemized from earlier fighting styles in the sixteenth century. Though the modern form, judo, is principally thought of as a wrestling art, older jujutsu forms included more strikes, chokes, and even weapon techniques. It was a fall-back art for the warrior temporarily separated from his principal weapons.

Photo By Rick Hustead

Sessions, both as a target and while holding a focus mitt. Despite being a black-belt member of three karate organizations, with additional judo and wing chun experience, I've had almost no luck blocking this technique. It has speed, power and deception, and you don't have to be an Olympic athlete to throw it. You just need the right timing and body mechanics.

Grappling and Multiple Attacks

Any grappling move that counts as an attack is permitted as part of a multiple attack sequence during a maneuver. You must usually attempt different actions (takedown and pin, kick and break free, break free and grapple, etc.). You can't make repeated attempts at a takedown, pin, or lock try to injure an opponent repeatedly through strangling or an Arm Lock, Neck Snap, etc. or take multiple shots at breaking free. However, you can try the same move against different body parts or opponents, grapple and attempt an instant follow-up, or - if making an attack that must follow a parry, such as Arm Lock - insert attacks between the parry and the follow-up. For instance, if you parried using Judo and then made two attacks, you could feint and then use Arm Lock.

My Method Of Selfdefence

Judo Diagrams Doing Throws

French federation of judo Mikonosuke Kawaishi, 7th Dan, Technical Director of the French Federation of Judo, will already be known to countless English judoka through his standard work entitled My Method of Judo, the original French text of which I was privileged to translate and edit some time ago. Now in another valuable work entitled My Method of Self-Defence the same author has placed under a great obligation not only judoka but members of the general public of both sexes, to acquire a repertoire of self-defensive tactics calculated to serve them in goo.d stead in the unfortunate but by no means unlikely event of their being exposed to savage assault by the thugs and plug-uglies who in this lawless and predatory age adhere to the simple plan, that they should take who have the power and they should keep who can. On the other hand, with the spread among the law-abiding public of knowledge of Mr. Kawaishi's system of self-defence we may hope to witness a steady decrease in the...

Mario Sperry Master Series

This six-DVD set features the best jujutsu techniques trom Maho Sperry and his Brazilian u utsu colleague, world champion Murlio Bustamante. Topics include takedowns, stand-up strategies, guards, submissions, turnovers and sweeps. The sixth DVD includes footage ol Sperry and Bustamante fighting in the 1998 Brazilian World Championships in Rio de Janeiro This is a must-have for fans of Brazilian j ujutsu DVD Code 9279 Retail S199.99 6-dvd C- For retail sale only. No wholesale prices

Xu Hong Ji teaching students in the United States

Hong devised his system such that the beginning student executed many basic exercises which would develop body strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance at the rudimentary level. Many of these exercises were taken from Japanese styles such as Judo. The basic curriculum also included simple forms which Hong had put together by combining Shaolin with basic Xing Yi and Ba Gua movements and techniques. These forms gave the student a foundation in the execution of martial arts movements and technique application before they tried something as subtle as traditional Xing Yi. Hong said that he wanted students to have a basic understanding of blocking, kicking, punching, and throwing before they began to study the more refined internal arts. Hong also taught all of these basic sets with a fighting emphasis so that the student could develop courage and discover things about martial arts application and martial spirit. Without developing this martial bravery and courage, it would always...

Wangs Encounters with Foreigners

In 1919 a group of Judo instructors from Japan came to China to demonstrate their martial skills. During the group's tour, they had the opportunity to watch a demonstration given by a group of Wang Tzu-P'ing's students. After the demonstration, one of the Japanese commented that he did not think the Chinese arts could match the fierce fighting arts of Japan. Wang heard the comment and replied, Really How about if you and I give it a try - I with a staff and you with a spear. The Japanese man picked up the spear. Charging directly at Wang he lunged repeatedly, stabbing with the spear. Wang calmly deflected all the attacks from his opponent's flurry and then announced, Now it is my turn to attack. Before the words had gotten out of

Ultimate Street Fighter

This series stars world champion and legendary Brazilian jujutsu black bell Ricardo De La Riva. This Is the only full series ever produced with the legendary master himself and the only series showing his vale tudo game. De La Riva is joined by black belt student Marcelo Grosso to help teach these incredible moves and fighting strategies that you will not find in any other series. This four-DVD set is the largest vale tudo video series ever produced and contains hundreds of techniques. DVD Code 9399 Retail S79.99 For retail sale only. No wholesale prices MIKE SWAIN'S JUDO NEWAZA (Judo Groundfighting) NeWaza Judo ground-fighting videos are the most advanced action-packed judo instructional videos ever produced. You will learn world-class judo grappling techniques and training secrets from world champion Mike Swain, many never before seen on video. Whether you're a judo player, a jujutsu practitioner or a serious ground fighter. -tzyou can now learn effective ground-fighting and...

Skills Included In Training

If this is your Primary Martial Art Form, then the following other forms can be learned in a shorter time Jujutsu (4 years), Isshin-Ryu Karate (4 years), Zanji Shinjinken-Ryu (5 years). Special Notes Unless noted above, any Martial Art that teaches a Philisophical Skill will take 1 more year to learn. This is due to the Duelist's pragmatic outlook and its effect on the philosophy ofthe fighter. Should the game be run in its correct historical time period, or in a fantasy setting, drop the Research skill above and add an extra +1 to strike and parry.

The Samurai Era and Tokugawa

Unarmed styles include Aikijutsu (p. 149) and Jujutsu (pp. 166-168). Sumo (pp. 198-199) is mainly a sport . but some sources have lords hiring sumotori as bodyguards, implying that sumo hadn't yet lost all combat utility. Te (pp. 169-170) is the dominant barehanded style on Okinawa, but frequent contact with China makes kung fu styles another possibility.

Pa Kua in Britian Ji Jian Cheng

Jian Cheng

We have, in Britain, had a fairly long exposure to and contact with various oriental martial arts dating from the 1900's and 1920's with Ju Jutsu and later Judo. In the early sixties we saw the arrival of Karate and subsequently Aikido. In the seventies and eighties we had Taekwondo, Hapkido, Wing Chun, T'ai Chi (of the mainly exercise variety) and many other styles. As regards the Japanese and Korean styles we have been able to receive training at the highest levels and many world class masters are now based in Britain. But the same cannot be said for the Chinese styles except for a few exceptions. As for Pa Kua, martial artists had heard or read of it but rarely if ever had an opportunity to see or actually learn any of this recondite style.

Some Commonly Taught Nonsense

The Martial Arts portrayed themselves as the True Way to self defence, and some of the techniques are just this. For example the throws from judo and disarming techniques from Akido arc excellent. On the other hand, however, some of the techniques were only really perfected for the cinema and should be left there.

History And Structure Of Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

As World War II burst upon the Corps, individuals and units were developing specialized training based upon the experiences of Marines from the inter-war years. This included exposure of Marines to far eastern martial arts systems such as judo and karate. These various systems such as Combat Hittings Skills, the O'Niel System and those of the Marines Raiders were employed by Marines during the island hopping campaigns. Additionally, the rapid expansion of the Marine Corps saw a refinement of our character and leadership development programs.

Beijings Indestructible Ba Gua and Xing Yi Instructor Liang Ke Quan

Bagua Martial Arts Poses

Later Liang had some more trouble with the Japanese. On the eve of the Spring Festival in 1940, a celebration was scheduled at an experimental farm training school which was sponsored by the Japanese. On the playground the Japanese gave a judo performance on a large wooden platform. A Chinese student was used for the demonstration and was thrown off of the platform during the execution of one of the techniques. When he landed his head hit the Another coach of the Japanese judo team approached Liang and wanted to use the twisting skill from judo to hold Liang's neck. The Chinese in attendance were worried that Liang would not be able to escape from this hold, however Liang was calm. Just before the challenger was about to apply the hold, Liang used a technique from Xing Yi's tiger form to escape and then threw the man to the ground. The Chinese spectators burst into applause.

Oyama Masutatsu Mas Oyama 19231994

After World War II, Oyama started to study Goju Ryu (pp. 170-171). He also took up Judo (p. 166), achieving yon-dan (fourth-degree black belt) after only four years. Oyama's life changed yet again after killing a knife-wielding attacker with a single strike to the head. Taking a life left him distraught. He supported the dead man's widow and children by working on their farm until they were able to take care of themselves. He then retreated into the mountains for a year and a half, meditating and developing his martial arts in constant training.

Bruce Corrigan Pan American Jiu Jitsu

Disarming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

About the title of this column, that is. The thought of me giving tips for tournament displays of karate kata is almost laughable. The last time I competed in a tournament of any kind was back in the early 1970s, before many of you were alive. And it was judo, not karate. And it was an entirely different world. judo is a true form of budo. As such, it places a premium on deportment, self-control and good technique, whether you're winning or losing.

Ki The Spirit of the Wirrior

Fill yourself with ki (Ki o mitasu). Mataemon Iso, jujutsu master R. E. West, a powerfully built Western black belt judoka (practitioner of judo) who knew very little about ki and the one point, asked an old, 130-pound Japanese master for a demonstration of its power. The two men sat on their knees facing each other. Each placed his right hand on the other's chest. Hard as West tried, he couldn't budge the old man. Then the old man gave a push and West flew backward. The master then said it was only because of the power in his one point that he could knock West over.

By Jerry Alan Johnson

Eight Animal Bagua

In the application of martial arts there are four general categories of techniques striking, kicking, throwing, and grappling (to include point grabbing, choking, and joint locking). While all complete martial arts systems employ all of these techniques, some may emphasize one group of techniques more than the others, (for instance Judo emphasizes the throwing aspect). Although there are only so many ways to kick, strike, throw, or lock an opponent, each martial arts system has their own unique way to implement these specific techniques. Ba Gua Zhang, being a complete and balanced fighting system, employs all of these techniques, however, because Ba Gua Zhang is an art which emphasizes theory and principle vice rote technique application, the Ba Gua Zhang stylist will approach the application of these four methods from a variety of perspectives. In Ba Gua Zhang, set-ups and follow-throughs will not only vary based on the situation, but will also vary from one student to the next based...

Neck Crank Submission Hold

Extreme Submission Hold

This is such a severely punishing hold that it is outlawed completely in the practice of judo. It comes from the much more ancient Jujitsu, a system of unarmed combat used by the Samurai, and was initially included in the sport form of the art among various chokes, strangleholds, and other submission techniques used to overcome an opponent in friendly competition. It is essentially a suffocation hold, since it presses the enemy chin forward onto his chest, cutting off or closing the windpipe. Again, the psychological effect of finding himself taunted by your face screaming into his, while his arms are completely trapped and he cannot reach you with his legs to extricate himself in any way, is devastating. Most often he will surrender long before he passes out. The reason this hold is outlawed is because, once in place, it is virtually impossible to escape. Thus, in sport judo, once this hold was secured, the match was over.

Background of Jack Hoban 6th

Born in Africa almost half a century ago, in what is now Zimbabwe, Chris Reynolds has spent most of his life involved with languages (ancient and modern), medical matters (Western and Oriental), Indian philosophy, and martial arts (boxing, judo, aikido, and ninjutsu). He speaks a few of these languages some quite badly and works mainly as a freelance medical translator, at which he thinks he is somewhat less unskilled. He has lived in Japan for 14 years, and is married, with two young children. He now studies ninpo under Dr. Hatsumi, for whom he acts as an occasional interpreter. Given the choice, he would like to be younger, less clumsy, more intelligent, and able to fly.

Hung IHsiang early 1970s

Taiwanese Schools The 1970s

Prior to study with Chang Chun-Feng, Hung I-Hsiang had experience with the Shaolin his family practiced and he also studied Judo during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan during World War II. When the three Hung brothers started their study with Chang the first thing they were taught was Hsing-I's p'i ch'uan (splitting fist). This was followed by the other four fists of Hsing-I Ch'uan. Hung stated that because of his base in Shaolin he was able to easily transition to the movements of Hsing-I Ch'uan.

The Godfather Of Grappling

Touted as the only authorized autobiography of the man some admirers have called The Toughest Man Alive, The Godfather of Grappling presents the life story of champion Judoka and grappling master Gene LeBell. This legend's career has included victories in national judo championships, more than 20 years of professional wrestling, 15 years as a professional-wrestling announcer and more than 50 years as an actor and Hollywood stuntman. Featuring forewords by Rowdy Roddy Piper and Chuck Norris and packed with dozens of photos and illustrations, The Godfather ol Grappling is an inspirational tale sure to entertain fans of professional wrestling, the martial arts, movies, television and stunt work. 296 pgs. (ISBN 0-9676543-5-1) Book Code 901 Retail S29.95 For retail sale only. No wholesale prices Gene LeBell is one of the greatest submission grapplers to ever wear a pair of wrestling tights or a judo gi. Known as a master hooker and shooter in professional wrestling, LeBell has spent years...

Superstition Or Knowledge

Martial arts is an omnibus term used to designate many different styles of weaponless fighting as well as systems of armed fighting. As the term is now used, it refers only to those fighting styles which developed in Asian countries. It would be more accurate to include among the martial arts the skills which were originally used for combat regardless of the country or region in which they were developed. Fencing, wrestling, boxing and archery are martial arts in exactly the same sense that judo, kendo, karate, aikido and kung fu are martial arts. There are literally hundreds of styles and substyles of the weaponless martial arts but there is a relatively small group of techniques utilized in all of them. The major groups of techniques are Grappling and bending and twisting the joints (judo, aikido, wrestling) throwing and tripping and takedowns (judo, wrestling) hand blows (boxing) hand and foot blows (karate, jujitsu, kung fu, savate, atemi-waza, Tai boxing). The general term...

Joint Problems and Injuries

Causes and Pre-conditions for Elbow Problems. Acute traumatic elbow injuries are fortunately rare. Those that do occur are almost always the result of extreme stress in power and explosion events such as judo, wrestling, boxing, and various forms of full contact combat. Traumatic injuries of any type must receive immediate medical attention by a qualified sports medicine physician. Chronic injuries in the elbow are usually a result of overuse. Fighters often suffer from such conditions. Most athletes fail to consider the cumulative impact of all stressful events on the elbow, limiting their attention only to training-related stress. Some of the occupations that present certain risks to the elbow include mechanics (constant work with wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.), secretaries and office workers (constant typing, and writing), and health professionals (massage, physiotherapy, and other forms of physical manipulations). 1) Falling In many combat disciplines, including wrestling, judo,...

Photos By Cathylouise Broda

Phil and I hadn't come to India to find wrestlers. We'd come to study ashtanga yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the then 88-year-old patriarch of this ancient art. Phil was a teacher of Brazilian jujutsu at Maxercise, the first center in Philadelphia to offer classes in the Gracie system. I was one of his students. Both of us shared a passion for ashtanga yoga, and early in 1998, we decided to deepen our study of it with a visit to Pattabhi Jois. Before we left, we'd heard from various people that the roots of jujutsu lay in India, and we thought it would be interesting to go there and find some actual Indian wrestlers. Upon arriving in Mysore, we figured we'd just ask a taxi driver where the nearest wrestling school was. No, we replied, after which Phil and I simultaneously burst into an excited and incoherent explanation of why we'd come to India We study Brazilian ju-jutsu with the Gracies. Do you know the Gracies They're famous We heard that jujutsu has its roots in Indian...

Huang AHo is third from left behind his son

In the mid-1960's Hung I-Hsiang opened up his own school under the name Tang Shou Tao. He states that at that time there were many foreign military personnel studying at the school. Because he had many foreigners, he did not want to call the school Kuo Shu or National Arts as most martial arts schools were called. He said that the name Tang Shou Tao had more of an international flavor. In this new school, Hung taught the beginners basic Shaolin techniques with a fighting emphasis. He wanted students to have a basic understanding of striking, kicking, locking, and throwing before they began to study the more refined internal arts. In teaching these aspects of fighting to beginners Hung drew from his background in Shaolin and Judo as well as the internal arts he learned from Chang.

Karate Contest Points

If karate is to become a modern sport in the way that kendo and judo have become modern sports, there will have to be a change in the rules of contest. Protective gear worn by the contestants has proven cumbersome it interferes with free and flexible movement. Clearly, it is the body target areas which should and could be changed.

Arwrology Edge Of Hand Strike

The old and comparatively weaker medicines of Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, boxing and wrestling are periodically rechristened with new names, each one of which reminds me of Byron's Gilded halo hovering round decay. Some boxing, wrestling, unarmed combat, defendu, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Tan-Jitsu, Taku-Jitsu and many other methods have been taught to members of the fighting forces already. That is fine. The more the better. All knowledge is not new, but much quietly becomes obsolescent. It is high time that all these old miscellaneous bits of teaching were objectively evaluated, and the few effective methods incorporated into one master programme for teaching all-out hand-to-hand fighting methods.

The Tao of Jeet Kune Do

The stereotypical martial-arts uniform is the ubiquitous Japanese gi (slang for dogi). Worn by judoka and karateka, it consists of loose, string-drawn cotton pants and a wrap top, cinched with an obi (belt) denoting rank. The traditional gi is white, but many schools wear black, blue, or even multicolored gis - either for style (black became popular during the ninja-crazed 1980s) or for practical reasons (black doesn't show stains ). Asian and Asian-derived styles often use the gi. Skills Judo Karate.

An Introduction to Ba Gua Throws

This throw is similar to the judo hip throw. In this technique the opponent will literally go head over heels and his feet will travel the arc of a full circle. The center of the circle in this instance is the opponent's hips. This throw is similar in principle to the previous one in that the opponent's forward momentum is stopped at one point (in this case at the hips) causing him to flip over around the still point as in the previous throw. However, in this throw there is a momentary joining of centers as the opponent is guided over your back around the common axis of your hips (like a spinning wheel). This example is one application from the 8th line of Gao Yi Sheng's later-heaven Ba Gua. It is called yao - to swing.

Martial Arts And Their Relevance To Real Ufe Street Fighting

Judoists wear special suits (called kis) which have lapels and belts to assist gripping and throwing. - but what of the street attacker This assailant is unlikely to be easily grasped or thrown and in judo if you can't throw em there's not a lot else left to do except maybe learn a few techniques from some other disciplines. Judo is about throwing and groundwork, both of which can be useful in street fighting.

Brief History Of Shuai Chiao

Japanse Judo Tekens

In the Ch'in Dynasty the art was also known as Hsian Pu. The Chinese characters pronounced Hsian Pu are the same characters the Japanese used to denote sumo, which is traditional Japanese wrestling. It has also been proven that Judo, although invented by the Japanese, actually was influenced very much by the Chinese martial artist Ch'en Yuan-pin. During the Ming Dynasty Ch'en fled China to Japan and later taught there at a temple in Tokyo. The Japanese honor Ch'en Yuan-pin with a monument citing his contributions to the teaching of the martial arts.

All Out and Committed Attacks When Grappling

Feint You may use AOA (Feint) to make a feint or a Beat against a grappled foe before trying Arm Lock, Judo Throw, or another grappling attack that allows an active defense. You can also use AOA (Feint) on the turn after you parry to make a feint or a Beat and then attempt such an attack, if it's one that can follow a parry. AOA (Feint) is pointless if no active defense is involved e.g., with break free, strangle, or pin.

Xu Hong Ji at his school in Taipei wearing his Japanese style uniform

You have to understand that Xu Hong Ji was brought up in Taiwan at the time of Japanese occupation. The Japanese had been on the island since about 1910, or so. His family was very prominent and somewhat wealthy and they learned to speak Japanese. They were the Taiwanese people who, in a sense, might have looked pro-Japanese, but they were in the middle. They learned the language and the culture because, you have to live with the victors. Xu Hong Ji became very fluent in Japanese culture. He trained in Judo and Kendo and some of the other Japanese arts, as well as his family's Chinese arts.

Women in the Martial Arts

In the sports world, competitive Judo has a women's division that features many competitors at the Olympic level. Mixed martial arts and professional boxing and wrestling have women's tournaments, too, and participation levels have grown steadily. In Japan, local Kyudo (p. 181) and Kendo (p. 175) schools and clubs are co-ed, and women and men sometimes compete head-to-head.

Pulling On Weighted Pulleys

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The Shuai Chiao falling method is slightly different that the more widely known method of ukemi from Judo. The traditional falling position is the following (A) lie on one side, (B) pull up the legs while bending at the waist and the knees (C) keep the two fists behind the head, one on each side, but not clutching each other, with the forearms protecting the head and elbows just before the face, (D) tuck the chin so that it touches the chest, and keep the eyes focused on the stomach, (E) keep the knees and ankles slightly aside each other so that they do not hit each other on impact but otherwise keep the legs together to protect the groin. The primary points of impact are the shoulder and hip (Fig. 1).

Level Advancement Bonuses

BRAZILIAN JUJUTSU Brazilian Jujutsu (frequently abbreviated to BJJ) is a relatively modern form developed from judo and traditional Japanese jujitsu styles by the family of Brazilian landowner Carlos Gracie in the early 20th century. Over the years, the style was refined through repeated challenge matches against boxers and other martial artists. Techniques were modified to reflect the combat realities of street fights in Brazil. Costume Standard Judo unifrom (though speedoes are often worn during competitions) If this is your primary martial arts form, then the following forms can be learned in a shorter time Jujutsu (4 years), Kodokan Judo (4 years), or Ch'in Na (4 years) Why study Brazilian Jujutsu For taking an opponent out of his element, there's nothing better. BJJ's groundfighting is second to none. On the downside, while it excels in one-on-one combat, the emphasis on ground-fighting makes the practitioner vulnerable to multiple attackers.

Advanced Shootfighting

It's grappling to the extreme as Randy Bloom shows you the Brazilian moves you need to kick some serious tail The Pan-American International and two-time California state champion exposes the secrets behind jujutsu leg attacks that are applicable on the street and suitable for all levels. Learn a variety of moves, including sweeps, armbarto leg lock, judo throws to leg locks, side mounts and much more This tape is sure to bring your grappling game to a new level (Approx. 68 min.) VHS Code 8980-Retail 29.95

Player Developed Styles

A player might want his PC to develop a custom style in play - whether a self-defense version of an existing style for quickly training NPCs or fellow PCs, or a whole new style that will cement his place in history. That's fine There's no harm in letting a player select combat skills, techniques, and perks that his PC knows, call them a style, and formalize it by spending a point on Style Familiarity. Multiple PCs can even pool abilities by teaching each other. Anyone who wants credit as a cofounder must know all of the style's abilities, though the guy who taught Judo to the founder doesn't count.

Wrestling Self Defense

Geoff Thompson has written over 20 books and is known worldwide for his bestselling autobiography, Watch My Back, about his nine years working as a nightclub doorman. He currently has a quarter of a million books in print. He holds the rank of 6th Dan black belt in Japanese karate, 1st Dan in judo and is also qualified to senior instructor level in various other forms of wrestling and martial arts. He has several scripts for stage and screen in development with Destiny Films.

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The techniques found in this book do not just come from Karate, which is what many people think of when they hear the words martial arts, but they come from Judo, and Jiu-Jitsu, Kung Fu, Aikido, Kendo, Zen, Yoga, and even psychology and ballet. Techniques that can be applicable to all forms of sports have been utilized in this manual for the mutual benefit of the players and the fans. For no one wants to get hurt or see a player get hurt, and everyone wants maximum performance, a positive attitude and a stronger mind. 1. There is no better way in the world to learn how to fall without receiving an injury than to practice Judo falling techniques.

Aikijutsu Exclusive

Aikijutsu developed within the Aizu domain of Japan where certain families came together, bringing their own expertise in Jujutsu, swordsmanship, spearmanship, horsemanship, archery, strategy, and other war-related arts. Other non-martial arts were also valued such as calligraphy, poetry, healing arts, ethics, etiquette, and other areas of learning more related to peace. The more traditional lines of Aikijutsu today still give priority to the spiritual training of the student, and judges his or her progress by means of character, dedication, humility, willingness to contribute to the welfare of the dojo, the progress of the fellow students, and other traits that show a loyal and selfless spirit. These make a student worthwhile to be instructed in the inner secrets of the art. These fundamental principles are

Kill Oh C K T Killed

The name of Kano established a school in which a unified version of the best of the many jiu jitsu techniques was taught. He called his improved version judo. Today the terms jiu jitsu and judo are synonymous, judo being in reality the modern version of jiu jitsu. Judo as a sport, and, with certain restrictions, as a method of combat, was practiced universally in Japan until recently. It was advocated by the military as a means of body-building and of developing individual competitive spirit. Jiu jitsu, or judo, employs a group of basic principles that are common to body-contact sports, such as wrestling, boxing, and football. Basically it is a system of holds and throws based on the use of the mechanical principle of the lever and fulcrum. Properly employed, jiu jitsu enables a small man to overcome a larger opponent by using his opponent's greater weight and strength to the latter's disadvantage. The most optimistic experts estimate that it takes several years of consistent,...

Required Skills

A few styles require that the character purchase specific Skills. Such Skills, in the listings of martial arts styles, are always marked with an asterisk (*). For example, Aikido and Jujutsu cannot be learned without Breakfall Kenjutsu cannot be learned without WF Swords.


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan recognized the potential of Te as a form of military and fitness training. Japan imported instructors from Okinawa - starting with Funakoshi Gichin (p. 23) - and created the sport of karate-do. Karate's inventors soon changed the characters used to spell its name from China and hand to empty and hand (both pronounced karate ), added a belt system based on the sport of Judo (p. 166), and established a formal body of instructors.

Modern Korea

From 1910 to 1945, Japan occupied Korea and Japanese martial arts displaced Korean ones. When World War II ended, though, Korea asserted its proud martial heritage. Traditional styles were resurrected or came out of hiding, and new styles were formed with ancient names. Japanese influence was still great, as many Korean martial artists had training in Karate (pp. 169-172) or Jujutsu (p. 166-168).

The Real World

Many people only experience martial arts through the media. Some take a few judo, karate, or tae kwon do lessons. A few fall in love with an art and practice it for the rest of their lives. Even among that minority, there are many misconceptions about the origins of the martial arts, though they tend to be much more realistic about the power of martial arts. The origins of martial arts, Eastern or Western, are much more

ThCentury Europe

Asian martial arts made their European debut near the close of the 19th century. In the 1890s, several Japanese teamed up with self-promoter and showman E.W. Barton-Wright to teach Jujutsu in England. For Barton-Wright, this was more an exercise in money-making than in teaching a martial art - but it wasn't long before Jujutsu and Judo came to stay for real. The first European Jujutsu instructor opened a school in Austria in 1904. By the 1930s, Judo had students across Europe. Even the Hitler Youth trained in Judo the Nazis saw it as a masculine sport, worthy of future warriors. After WWII, Asian martial arts continued to flourish. European judoka helped make Judo a competitive Olympic sport, and influenced its rules. Meanwhile, other Asian arts -such as Karate (pp. 169-172), and Pentjak Silat (pp. 189-191) brought back from Indonesia by the Dutch - became more popular. The French kickboxing style of Savate (pp. 193-194), its practitioners decimated by the World Wars, became more...


In the 1930s, when Soviet culture was on the rise, Anatolij A. Kharlampiev, Viktor A. Spiridonov, and Vasilij S. Oschepkov synthesized Sambo (p. 185) from many indigenous wrestling styles and Judo. Sambo went on to become the official martial art of the USSR. Aside from Sambo, only Judo - as an Olympic sport - enjoyed official sanction. Sambo practitioners have often done well in Judo and mixed martial arts competitions. Other martial arts have made inroads in the post-Soviet era, but Sambo's roots are firmly established and it remains Russia's signature fighting style.

The New World

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu originated with the Gracie family. They learned Jujutsu (pp. 166168) and Judo (p. 166) from a Japanese immigrant and then applied their own experience to those teachings. The Gracies tested and refined their art in numerous no-holds-barred matches, called vale tudo ( anything goes ) in Portuguese. Vale tudo makes an excellent venue for a campaign centered on competitive martial artists see The Contender (p. 250).

Brazilian jiu jitsu

Martial Arts Style In 1914 a Jujutsu master named Mitsuo Maeda moved to Brazil. In return for political assistance given to him by Gastao Gracie, Mitsuo agreed to teach his son Carlos Jujutsu. Carlos then taught his brothers, and through constant no-holds barred sparring and competition created the art today known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, sometimes called Gracie Jiu Jitsu.


Acrobatics (H) DX-1 2 -13 Area Knowledge (World) (E) IQ 1 -14 Brawling (E) DX+2 4 -16 Brawling Art (e) DX 1 -14 Criminology (A) IQ-1 1 -13 Current Affairs (Headline News) (E) IQ 1 -14 Driving (Automobile) (A) DX-1 1 -13 Forensics (H) IQ-2 1 -12 Hidden Lore (Secret Styles) (H) IQ 2 -14 Immovable Stance (H) DX 4 -14 Intimidation (A) Will 2 -14 Judo (H) DX 4 -14 Knot-Tying (E) DX 1 -14 Law (Criminal) (H) IQ-2 1 -12 Observation (A) Per 2 -14 Power Blow (H) Will 4 -14 Pressure Points (H) IQ 4 -14 Stealth (a) DX 2 -14 Streetwise (A) IQ 2 -14 Wrestling (A) DX+2 8 -16 Wrestling Art (A) DX 1 -14t Wrestling Sport (A) DX 1 -14f. Styles Taihojutsu (p. 201) merits special mention because it was invented for law enforcers. Most grappling styles - including Aikijutsu (p. 149), Judo (p. 166), Jujutsu (pp. 166-168), and Wrestling (pp. 204-206) - are well-suited to subduing crooks. Being able to hit hard is also useful. Fictional 19th-century detectives might use Bartitsu (p. 167) or Savate (pp....


This is best performed on the ground. The pressure is applied against the large carotid arteries on both sides of the neck. These vessels supply blood to the brain. Unconsciousness results within a few seconds when they are closed by pinching. This choke is performed by utilizing the shirt, or coat, collar of the victim as a base for the application of leverage.

Combat Art or Sportf

In a real fight, martial artists with Combat Art or Sport skills function as if their skill were three levels lower. This is because of the -3 default penalty between Art Sport skills and combat skills. If a combat skill enjoys special benefits - such as the +3 for a retreat when parrying with Boxing, Judo, Karate, or a fencing skill - these do apply to its Art and Sport forms. When these benefits depend on skill level, though, use the level after the -3 default penalty. For instance, to claim +1 damage for knowing Karate at DX level, a karateka with Karate Sport would need DX+3 level.


This skill is part of any style that teaches grapples, pins, and takedowns - many of which don't have wrestling in their name (see Wrestling, pp. 204-206). It represents a combat skill, not a sport, and offers defaults to many damaging techniques for knocking down or crippling foes Backbreaker (p. 82), Drop Kick (p. 70), Elbow Drop (pp. 7071), Knee Drop (p. 76), Piledriver (p. 85-87), and Wrench Spine (p. 82). These feats of strength nicely complement the sweeps and throws of Judo. Fighters who know one skill would certainly benefit from the other.

Tang Soo Do

Tang Soo Do ( China hand method ) is a Korean martial art which combines traditional Korean kicks with some Japanese maneuvers. It was originally called Soo Bahk Do. After the Japanese occupation of Korea in the first decade of the 20th century, many Soo Bahk Do masters fled their homeland while they were in exile they studied Chinese and Japanese fighting systems, including Aikido and Jujutsu, and added some of their techniques to the Soo Bahk Do repertoire. In 1945 the style's name was changed by its Grandmaster, Hwang Kee.


Kenjutsu is the central martial art of feudal Japan and defined the mentality of the Samurai warriors who served during that time. Although these warriors were trained in a dizzying array of fighting techniques, from unarmed combat techniques such as Jujutsu and Aikijutsu to horsemanship and military tactics, the Katana was their symbol. Iaijutsu, training in quickly drawing the Katana to gain and advantage in combat, is an important related skill and is treated as a maneuver of this style.

Aikido Exclusive

Aikido has the greatest pacifist stance of all the martial arts presented here. Although Aikido exhibits great defenses against other martial artists it has no offensive moves whatsoever. This is partly because there is no competition in Aikido, where each student seeks to come closer to a perfect sense of harmony. Aikido is a new martial art, created in the 20th Century, and drawing techniques from Jujutsu, Judo, Karate and Kendo. Advanced students must attend the Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. If this is your Primary Martial Art Form, then the following other forms can be learned in a shorter time. Kyokushinkai (5 Years), Jujutsu (3 Years), Sankukai (6 Years), Zanji Shinjinken (4 Years) or Taido (6 Years).


Weight Training for the Martial Artist WRESTLING AND JUDO Judo and wrestling are limited to the grappling ranges, vertical and horizontal. As far as contact go they are totally real and often ferocious. The major muscle groups used are thighs (for stance work and some leg chokes strangles), hips (for throwing), calves (footwork and stance work and lifting the body onto the toes for throwing), abdominals (turning the upper body, taking blows and lifting the body in escapes), front deltoids (for jamming techniques), biceps and forearms (gripping holding), upper back (for hugging and pulling), trapezius (for protecting the neck and throat from strangles and chokes).


Also bear in mind that a technique cannot improve the core use of the skill to which it defaults punching for Boxing, Brawling, or Karate grappling for Judo, Sumo Wrestling, or Wrestling or swings and thrusts for Melee Weapon skills. Techniques can only boost secondary uses (e.g., kicking, for Brawling or Karate) or penalized versions of primary ones. The same logic applies to techniques that default to active defenses these cannot improve ordinary active defense rolls, only penalized uses in special circumstances.


It is also one of the most neglected. One thing to watch when you're practicing is the tendency to float up by straightening your legs, which means that your center of gravity is off. This can lead to cement chewing, so a certain amount of caution is advised. Since there are many forms of combat that rely on you being off balance and using that against you (start with judo, aikido, tai chi and work your way back), you can see the advantages of keeping your balance.

See p B145

No Fine Manipulators You must hug to grapple, which is clumsy. Grapples, pins, and takedowns receive no penalty, but grappling techniques (notably Arm Lock, Backbreaker, Choke Hold, Head Lock, Leg Grapple, Leg Lock, and Piledriver) are at -4 unless they use only the legs, like Scissors Hold and everything under Using Your Legs (p. 79), or the teeth, like the Neck Snap (Teeth) and Wrench Limb (Teeth) options under Teeth (p. 115). You're at -4 to make a Judo Throw. Shoves and most unarmed strikes take no penalty, but attacks that require fingers are impossible, which rules out strangling and choking with hands, grabbing weapons, Eye-Poke, Finger Lock, Lethal Strike, and Pole-Vault Kick (you can't grip the pole).


For the medieval Samurai, there were three major fighting styles Jujutsu(Art of the Empty Hand), Kenjutsu (Art of the Sword), and Sojutsu (Art of the Spear). This fighting style was also widely used by the Sohei, Warrior Monks who protected temples. This combat style is still in use today in the Japanese military under the name Juken-jutsu (the art of bayonet fighting). Prerequisite Attack Focus (spear) Style Maneuvers


As Japan moved into the modern age, the needs of its police forces continued to evolve as well. Katana-wielding Samurai could no longer be counted on to keep the peace, and so in 1924, faced with a rising incidence of crime and police injuries the Tokyo police department asked a group of Sensei to come up with a martial art to address the needs of police officers. The sensei produced a system still taught to police officers of many different countries called Taiho-jutsu (arresting art) comprised of techniques drawn from Aikijutsu and Jujutsu, as well as some weapon techniques from Kobujutsu (the Tonfa, a style of billy club now in use by police worldwide) and the Jutte (a weapon used by Japanese peacekeepers for hundreds of years).

Retreat Options

Dive If you're standing or kneeling, you may try to dive under a melee attack. This is similar to the dodge and drop used to avoid ranged attacks, but less effective all your defenses against that attacker are at -1 plus your retreat bonus (+1 for most defenses +3 for a dodge or a parry with Boxing, Judo, Karate, or a fencing skill). This leaves you prone - in tactical combat, you're lying in your starting hex and the adjacent hex of your choice. Since you're lying down, you have -3 to defend against future attackers This is risky . . . but if you're cornered and have allies nearby, a net +2 to Dodge now might be worth the gamble. You can also dive as a spoiling measure against an enemy who tries a takedown see Sprawling (p. 119).

Control Of The Body

With more experience, the disciple may develop superior balance, allowing him to adjust the weight of his body by muscular tension. This makes it possible to walk tightwires, climb walls, move silently, and fall without injury. The art of ukemi, Judo break-falling) is based on this, as well as the technique of expanding or reducing the size of the body. The best example of this was the famous Houdini, who puffed up his chest when being bound with ropes, then relaxed and had sufficient slack to wriggle free of the bonds. Conversely, the Hindu who folds himself into a trunk or jar that appears too small to contain him illustrates reduction. With this mental control, any part of the body can withstand injury without harm and may equally be used as a weapon. These techniques are referred to in ancient texts as the Iron Body styles and require kime (focus) and genshin (balance).

Wadoryu karate

Wado-Ryu's early history may be found in the history sections of Shotokan, Shito-Ryu Karate and Goju-Ryu Karate, respectively. Wado-Ryu, whose name means way of harmony was founded in 1934 by Hironori Ohtsuka. This style is a synthesis between Shotokan and Jujutsu Wado-Ryu Karate is a combination style containing elements of Shotokan Karate and Jujutsu.

Light Walk

In all cases, if you're knocked back (see Knockback, p. B378), apply the penalty for the surface you're balancing on to your roll to stay standing. You may use the highest of DX, Acrobatics, Judo, or Light Walk. Perfect Balance gives its usual +4. If you fail, you fall through or off the surface

Quick Contest Method

The simplest way to resolve a tournament is with a Contest (p. B348) between the fighters. Roll a Quick Contest of combat, Combat Art, or Combat Sport skills the exact skills involved depend on the type of competition (see Competition Types, pp. 134-135). The winner of the Contest wins the match. This is useful when you only need to know who won. It works best for non-contact or light-contact events, or full-contact events where injury is rare (e.g., Kendo or Judo).

Sport Competitions

Light Contact Light-contact bouts are similar to non-contact ones, but some physical contact occurs and fighters must pull their blows to avoid inflicting injury. Alternatively, blows are dealt with some force, but armor, padded gloves, or (for weapon competitions) specially designed weapons prevent serious injury for details, see Training Equipment (pp. 232-234). Non-striking sport styles like Greco-Roman Wrestling and Judo, which forbid holds that can cause injury, are also light contact. Use Combat Sport skills to resolve these matches.

Choosing a Style

Police Start with any style and spend two extra points one on Judo or Wrestling, one on Shortsword or Tonfa. Combat Art Sport, Games, and Savoir-Faire (Dojo) become optional skills - officers may learn them on their own time. Some instructors integrate Guns (Pistol), Guns (Shotgun), and Liquid Projector (Sprayer) into the training. Add Handcuffing and Retain Weapon (with any weapon your department issues) to the style's techniques. Omit Average techniques with a default penalty of -5 or worse and Hard

Styles for Cops

Tokugawa-era Japanese police trained in Taihojutsu (p. 201) modern Japanese officers train in Aikido (p. 149), Judo (p. 166), and or Kendo (p. 175). In the U.S., the style depends on the department. Examples include Aikido (p. 149), Boxing (pp. 152-153), Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (pp. 167-168), Hapkido (p. 161), and Karate (pp. 169-172) . . . and it's common for American lawmen to be dedicated students of other styles on their own time.

Combining Styles

Milstein learns Krav Maga (p. 183) and Sambo (p. 185). Krav Maga has a style cost of 3 points, for Style Familiarity (Krav Maga), Karate, and Wrestling. Sambo has a style cost of 4 points, for Style Familiarity (Sambo), Judo, Karate, and Wrestling. Maj. Milstein must spend 7 points - but Karate and Wrestling overlap, so he can spend the 2 points this saves him on any component of either style. He puts them into the Leg Lock technique from Sambo.

Style Origin

The truth is usually more pedestrian. Many styles emerged from much earlier ones whose origins are lost to history. Modern styles that trace their lineage to ancient times often derive more from other modern styles than from their supposed ancient heritage. For instance, modern Pankration styles are based largely on Jujutsu and Wrestling, and have no direct connection to ancient Greece. Similarly, Tae Kwon Do claims to be an amalgamation of multiple Korean styles but owes a lot to modern Karate, from which it borrowed its ranking system and kata. These style write-ups are merely guidelines. Not every school adheres rigidly to its styles traditional teachings or to a curriculum sanctioned by widely recognized masters. Some offer heavily modified styles. Others just borrow a name for instance, a karate academy might teach a Korean striking art and a jujut-su instructor might give lessons in some style of Judo or Wrestling.


Aikijutsu assumes that the enemy will resist, and doesn't wait for him to take the initiative. Stylists use few All-Out or Committed Attacks, and prefer to avoid directly confronting force with force. A typical move is to grapple the opponent, throw him, and then place him in a painful or crippling lock. Some schools teach fighters to attack or feint to provoke a reaction, and then take advantage of the foe's movement to grapple or throw him. These schools would add the Karate skill and Feint (Karate) technique, or teach Jujutsu (pp. 166-168) alongside Aikijutsu.

Elbow Breaker

Arm-breaking techniques are common in Judo and other martial arts used to establish, maintain, or restore order. They usually end the argument before too many people get involved or hurt. Breaking the elbow is much more painful than breaking any other bones of the arm. Although, breaking a bone usually ends a fight as well.

The JWord

Jujutsu is the name of a traditional Japanese martial art. It has seen several different transliterations over the centuries, but we favor jujutsu in Martial Arts. Many fighting styles - some only loosely connected Jujutsu (see below) - use variant spellings jujitsu, jiu-jutsu, jiu-jitsu, and others. Whichever spelling one prefers in the Roman alphabet, all of these terms originate from the same kanji, or Chinese characters, in Japanese. Some specific usages Jujutsu The most common modern transliteration, used for the traditional art. Jujutsu originally referred to the unarmed fighting arts of Japan - and certain armed ones, too. Today, the term is commonly associated with locks, holds, and throws. Like karate and kung fu, jujutsu is a broad label. It describes


Shuai Chiao

The materials I have put in this book came mainly from my previous study, practice and research on Shuai Chiao. Among the works in which I participated, and which are most important to me, are A) The Shuai Chiao Text Video Cassette, produced by the Department of Physical Education at the Military Political College B) The Shuai Chiao Text Film produced by the Central Police College and C) my own Master of Education thesis entitled A Comparative Study on the Basic Shuai Chiao and Judo Throwing Techniques, published by National Taiwan Normal University, 1975. The first book on Shuai Chiao is a translation of the philosophy, characteristics and application of techniques and it is written in a manner that will be easily understood by Western people. Shuai Chiao combines techniques found in Judo, Kung Fu, Karate and Jujitsu. I believe the martial art of Shuai Chiao will become as popular in the western world as it is in China and Taiwan, its homelands. Thanks to the efforts of Master Weng...

Available Limbs

Example Ogami Shizuku is using her Jujutsu to fight a big, tough street thug who is wielding a pair of knives. She wants to capture him without hurting him so that she can interrogate him. However, her Joint-Lock maneuver only immobilizes one limb (say, one arm), which would leave her vulnerable to being stabbed by the knife the thug is carrying in his other hand. She would also prefer not to be kicked with the hobnail boots the thug is wearing.


I hope that this book has given you a taste for the bars and locks. Remember, stick with them, they are not nearly as immediate as the chokes and strangles, but once perfected they certainly are as effective and they definitely do work when the shit hits the fan and reality is on the menu. My friend Neil Adams won the world Judo championships, one of the toughest fighting arenas on the planet, against a Japanese opponent, with Juji Gatame so, if you can work it against one of the top Judoka in the world, someone who has developed the manipulative strength and knowledge to block the technique, then you will make it work against just about anyone.

Space Opera

Alternatively, swordsmen might prefer traditional blades, or ultra-tech upgrades such as vibroblades and monomolecu-lar swords. The best-known example of this appears in Frank Herbert's Dune, where force shields can stop swift blows but not a knife pushed slowly through the screen. In such a setting, Dagger Fighting (p. 155) and Combat Wrestling (pp. 204-205) - or even a renamed version of Jujutsu (pp. 166168) - would be de rigueur for a serious martial artist.

War Is Hell

World War II is especially fertile ground for a Martial Arts game. Japanese officers carry swords and have martial-arts training in the form of Aikijutsu (p. 149), Jujutsu (pp. 166168), Kenjutsu (pp. 173-175), or Kendo (pp. 175) their enlisted underlings practice Jukenjutsu (p. 197). Allied commandos learn Fairbairn Close Combat Training (p. 182-183p). Burmese, Filipino, and Indonesian guerrillas fight the Japanese with guns, sticks, and swords. Many 20th-century style originators lived through and fought in WWII.

Takedown Drills

Judo type randori is the most dangerous aspect of realistic fight training. Whether or not to practice takedowns this way on a regular basis is a decision each trainer must make. It is not unreasonable to decide that the benefits from practicing all out takedowns is outweighed by the lost training time and enthusiasm due to injuries.


Bartitsu is the creation of William Barton-Wright, an English engineer whose travels around the world fueled his interest in the arts of self defense. Barton-Wright was born in India, educated in Germany and France and travelled to Spain Portugal, Egypt, and Japan as part of his occupation. In 1899 upon his return to England he began combining Savate, Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing, and Jujutsu in new ways and formulated them into a method of self defense that he called Bartitsu. Bartitsu became a small fad for a number of years, even the legendary Sherlock Holmes was said to have studied it, but unfortunately it died out. Ironicly, the Bartitisu fad was replaced with a Jujutsu boom the was led by the two Japanese Jujutsu teachers that William Barton-Wright had brought to England to help popularize his new art. Bartitsu uses the footwork and kicks of Savate to deal with attackers at long range. Moves into the footwork and punches of Boxing for combat range confrontations. Finally using...

Hsing I Chuan

The external vs. internal split is more legendary than actual. An external style might counsel spiritual development for instance, Nito Ryu Kenjutsu (pp. 174-175) is solidly external but its creator wrote a deeply philosophical work on the martial arts A Book of Five Rings. The hard vs. soft dichotomy is similarly idealized few hard styles lack soft parries and retreats. And while external styles tend to be hard and internal ones tend to be soft, this isn't universal. Hsing I Chuan (see below) is hard and internal, while Judo (p. 166) and Wrestling (pp. 204-206) are soft and external. A single art might have elements from each of these four categories Today, these terms describe a style's methodology more than anything else. Hard is another way of saying that the art makes heavy use of striking (Boxing, Brawling, Karate, and Melee Weapon skills), as exemplified by Boxing (pp. 152-153), Jeet Kune Do (pp. 164-165), Karate (pp. 169-172), Wing Chun (pp. 203-204), and most armed styles....

Kenjutsu Techniques

Odachi Nodachi

Why train with swords In jiu jitsu as with most of the gentle art, only the surface of a set of techniques is touched upon. There is always a life time of study to be spent on each technique. Judoka for instance often spend their entire lives perfecting a single throw. Jiu jitsu aims for an all round coverage of techniques so that no matter what the situation the jitsuka can react appropriately. Therefore whilst there is so much to learn about the sword, jitsu provides some knowledge about swords. After all perfecting a throw such as koshi guruma may not be as helpful against a sword as gaining a competency in a much larger range of throws. When preparing to strike, the hand is open, the sword being gripped only by the left hand's little finger and the thumbs & palms of both hands. As the strike is made, both hands grasp the sword fingers curling into place as the strike is made. This gripping strategy may at first feel uncomfortable, but like a true randori judo grip where only a few...


Jujutsu Choke Hold This is the famous willow school of Jujutsu, so called because its founder, the 17th century physician Akiyama Shirobei Yoshitoki of Nagasaki, used the image of a willow as an example for his students it bends before force, but springs back unharmed, whereas the sturdy oak is knocked over.

My Method Of

Mikonosuke Kawaishi, 7th Dan, will already be known to countless students of Judo, through his standard word MY METHOD OF JUDO. In this second extremely valuable work, the same author imparts to Judoka and to all members of the general public of both sexes, his repertoire of self-defence tactics calculated to serve them in good stead in the event of their being exposed to savage assault by any thug in this somewhat lawless age. The book in general deals with what might be termed, 'Ruthless Judo' and special attention is called to the second and last part of the book which deals with Atemi-Waza or methods of attacking vital spots in the human body with the hand, elbow, head and foot respectively. In the opinion of the experts, it is hardly too much to say that in many ways, Mr. Kawaishi's exposition of this dangerous branch of Jujutsuand Judo is the most drastic so far published in any European language. These methods are probably the most ruthless form of Judo ever to be put before...

The Art Of Seizing

One of the first arts that involved studying the nerves, tendons, joints and muscles of the human body. This is the ancient precursor to Aikido, Jujutsu and many other modern forms. Although Ch'in-Na is really a form of wrestling, its precise holds, strikes and locks can be disabling or deadly. The student spends equal amounts of time studying the body, sparring with fellow students and teachers, and meditating in solitude. If this is your Primary Martial Art Form, then the following other forms can be learned in a shorter time Jujutsu (4 Years), Taido (6 Years) or Mien-Ch'uan (4 Years).

Arts Of Invisibility

Intonjutsu Art Escape

Dim Mak Available to characters with the Tien-Hsueh Martial Art Form automatically. Only three other Martial Art Forms make Dim Mak available, Chi Hsuan Men (at 7th level), Ch'in-Na (at 12th level) and Jujutsu (at 11th level). Other Martial Art Forms can NOT take Dim Mak.

Pentjak Silat

Common MMA striking styles include Bando (pp. 151-152), Boxing (pp. 152-153), and Muay Thai (pp. 185-186). Nearly any grappling art makes an excellent basis for MMA training - including such sport forms as Judo (p. 166) and Greco-Roman Wrestling (p. 205), which sometimes show up in MMA bouts after a fighter learns locks and holds illegal in his original sport A few arts are essentially MMA as is, most famously Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (pp. 167-168), Sambo (p. 185), and modern Pankration (pp. 188189). On the other hand, kick-heavy styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Savate, and soft arts like Aikido and T'ai Chi Chuan, play almost no role in MMA. In game terms, a MMA fighter needs a style or a blend of styles that offers striking skills (usually Karate or Boxing) and grappling skills (Judo or Wrestling). Ideal choices are arts that teach techniques popular in MMA, notably Arm Lock, Choke Hold, Ground Fighting, and Low Fighting. The Clinch, Neck Control, and Style Adaptation perks - especially...


Takijutsu was developed in the 19th century by Morioka Kenichi, a Japanese diplomat who served his emperor by working in China and took the opportunity to study Chinese martial arts. After his retirement he returned to Japan where he studied Jujutsu and the newly-created Judo. By combining aspects of them with aspects of the Chinese internal arts he had studied, Morioka created a style which emphasizes gentleness and non-resistance in the face of aggression. The Takijutsu practitioner is taught to let an attacker defeat himself by taking aggressive action, which puts him at a disadvantage, which the takijutsuka in turn will exploit to end the fight quickly and as painlessly as possible.

Lun Tou Wheel Throw

Tomoe Groin

Fig. 96 -Use your grip on the enemy to support him over you. This prevents his falling forward too fast and striking you with his head. Place the left foot in the enemy's Hara and push up strongly with both legs, lifting him off the ground. Fig. 97 -Push the enemy clear allowing him to Backfall to a head-to-head position above you. The impact alone of this fall is sufficient to drive the air from his lungs and incapacitate him. Using your grip on the enemy to maintain your momentum, execute a back roll swinging the feet overhead, tucking the head to one side, and pulling with both hands. Fig. 98 -Completing the Back Roll, land with the buttocks on the enemy chest or abdomen, driving the air from his lungs and crushing the chest cavity. Both knees should land on his biceps, rupturing the muscles. Release the grip on the enemy with the right hand and execute a driving Palm Heel to the enemy chin, snapping his neck. The Wheel Throw, or Tomoe-Nage, illustrates one P of the fundamental...

Styles for Soldiers

Near the start of the 20th century, most soldiers learned little more than a series of set attacks and responses. Genuine styles soon emerged, emphasizing a few broadly useful techniques and plenty of aggressiveness. Dedicated military styles include Fairbairn (pp. 182-183) and MCMAP (pp. 183-185). The versions of Krav Maga (p. 183) and Sambo (p. 185) given in Martial Arts are combat forms of those arts, taught mainly to troops. Some services use stripped-down Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (pp. 167-168), or forms of Judo (p. 166) or Jujutsu (pp. 166-168). Most troops learn bayonet fighting, too use Jukenjutsu (p. 197) to represent all such training.

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