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 Jujutsu developed to combat the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.


Ages 13 +

Southwestern Pennsylvania JuJutsu students will learn a system of practical self-defense drawing on traditional and modern JuJutsu techniques. 

JuJutsu is a Japanese martial art and method of close combat originally designed to defeat a lightly armed or unarmed attacker.  JuJutsu techniques are designed to use force and leverage so that a smaller individual may defeat and/or control a much larger attacker.

In JuJutsu, practitioners train in the use of many potentially harmful moves. However, because students train in a non-competitive environment, the risk of injury is minimized. 

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