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What is Nihon Jujutsu?
Nihon Jujutsu is a modern system of self-defense and physical exercise based on techniques commonly found in ancient and contemporary styles of armed and unarmed combat. Regular training includes physical conditioning, evasive movements, striking, throwing and immobilizations (joint locks and other methods of restraint). The training employs a systematic approach to self-defense that effectively develops speed, balance and power through graduated exercises.
The philosophy of Nihon Jujutsu is to develop the individual in both mind and body through daily practice focused on achieving balance and peace. Physical balance is enhanced through regular training, while the philosophy dictates that all means of self-defense must be used in socially responsible ways. Thus, specific measures exploit anatomical weak points, allowing for a response appropriate to the circumstances, and are designed to control an assailant with a minimum of injury.
It is clear that learning Jujutsu is not easy and involves mind, body, and spirit. A fun way to see people who are competing in this area is gamebookers. You can see many examples of high level competition and maybe make a little money as well.
"All forms of traditional Japanese martial arts are in fact lifelong pursuits, the full benefits of which can only be realized after many years of dedicated practice. To gain proficiency in any one area requires endless study and commitment, and it is through this very process that numerous unanticipated benefits occur. As such, traditional Japanese martial arts constitute much more than methods of combat, rather, they comprise a means of developing discipline, knowledge, soundness of mind and body, all of which in turn, serve to enrich other aspects of one's life."
- Shizuya Sato, IMAF Chief Director
[Excerpted from www.imaf.com]