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Philosophy
 
The philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu is to be able to defend against any type of attack, in any situation, choosing a response that suits the circumstances. Strength isn't necessary since Jiu-Jitsu relies on knowing the vulnerable areas of opponents' bodies and on using their strength and energy against them.
 
Jiu-Jitsu offers a range of techniques that allow a response varying from gentle but firm dissuasion to inflicting serious injury. There is no need to punch someone just for grabbing your wrist; it is better to just escape the grab and then find out what they wanted. However, if you are attacked with a knife then you need to be able to disarm and restrain your attacker while avoiding injury.
 
Jiu-Jitsu also focuses on practical techniques. High kicks involving leaping might look good, but if you're wearing normal clothing, you're in a pub or standing on a slippery surface, chances are you'll end up falling over. We also don't teach breaking techniques bricks and boards don't move or fight back and why learn how to punch and kick hard enough to break wood when a relatively gentle strike, aimed at a vulnerable area, will cause as much or even more damage?
 
This approach gives Jiu-Jitsu an individual training style. Many of our techniques can be painful or dangerous if applied for real, particularly if the recipient is untrained. As a result, Jiu-Jitsu practice is co-operative. Rather than sparring, in which two martial artists face off and try to beat the other, Jitsuka allow their partners to apply techniques to them, confident that full power and speed won't be used and injure them.