Ju Jutsu is arguably the oldest Japanese martial art and originated as the unarmed combat system of Samurai warriors on the battlefields of Japan. Following more than a thousand years of evolution it is considered the most efficient and practical self-defence and fighting system of today.
Ju Jutsu and Aiki-Jutsu are known as the grandparent arts. Other martial arts including Judo, Aikido, non-Okinawan Karate, Shorinji Kempo, Kempo Ju Jutsu etc. all have their origins within Ju Jutsu. Because of this, many training points will seem familiar to practitioners of those arts, and in fact to observers it will seem that Ju Jutsu is a mixture of all the other martial arts.
Jujutsu may be spelt in any of the following ways, Ju Jutsu, Jiu Jitsu or Ju-Jitsu, whichever way it is spelt it means the same.