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Jujitsu (also known as Juijitsu, JuJutsu) is a Japanese martial art that focuses primarily on joint locks, throws, chokes and grappling. The locks and chokes can also be done using weapons.
Jujitsu was used by the Samurai as their hand to hand system. Striking arts are not as effective when facing a fully armored opponent, but joint attacks and throws worked very well.
Jujitsu uses joint locks which are just hyper extensions of the various joints to control or submit an attacker. Your body warns you that a joint is past its range of motion by giving you pain so you stop hyper extending a joint and pull it away or move away from the source of pain.
Jujitsu uses the attackers natural pain response to control them. They will move away from the pain so normally we will put the pain high and drive them downwards away from it to the ground. An attack on the ground is physically, mentally and tactically in an inferior position.
Most attackers once they are mobilized will give up when given the option to do so.
Jujitsu gives you the ability to control self-defense scenarios without doing serious damage to the attacker. This allows you to have a range of possible responses, from avoiding or checking an attacker to controlling them and putting them in a hold and then if necessary doing them significant damage.
Any jujitsu joint lock can also be a joint break. Instead of just holding it near hyper extension if needed in a self-defense situation we can drive it past its range of motion damaging the joint.