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Jiu-Jitsu incorporates many types of techniques, as summarised below. Techniques are taught at the level appropriate to the grade of the student.
-Strikes - How to strike someone for maximum effect.
-Locks - How to lock joints in order to restrain someone both standing and on the floor.
-Throws - Throws are used to send assailants crashing to the floor where they may be restrained.
-Defence from various unarmed attacks including wrist grabs, body grabs, punches, kicks and strangles
-Defence against various weapons - Knife, Cosh, Bottle, Chain, Broken Bottle, Sword, etc. At first, these are taught using rubber or wooden weapons. For senior grades (purple belts and above), real weapons may be used.
-Defence against multiple attackers - Armed and unarmed, both standing up and also from a prone position
-Groundfighting - Techniques that will allow you to overcome a stronger or heavier opponent if the fight has been taken to the ground.
-BreakFalling - How to fall without injury. This is a major part of the syllabus.