Learn the fun and exciting skills of Jiu Jitsu at Oom Yung Doe.
Origins or Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu, a Japanese martial art dating back to the 1300’s, combines several martial arts which the Japanese used on the battlefield for close combat where weapons were ineffective. Jiu Jitsu was developed to battle the samurai and as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent without the use of weapons. Striking techniques were ineffective towards someone wearing armor on the battlefield. Unlike China, whose martial arts were centered around striking techniques, Japanese hand-to-hand combat forms focused heavily upon throwing, immobilizing, joint locks and choking.
Jiu Jitsu can be translated as “gentle skill” or “gentle art” and represents manipulating the opponent’s force against himself.
Characteristics of Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu methods of combat include striking, throwing, restraining and weaponry. Defensive tactics included blocking, evading, off-balancing, blending and escaping. In Jiu Jitsu, practitioners train in the use of many potentially fatal moves. However, because students mostly train in a non-competitive environment, the risk is minimized. Students are taught break falling skills to allow them to safely practice otherwise dangerous throws.
Practice of Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage and taking the fight to the ground. The art has been and still is very popular with both the military and police authorities throughout the world and is now a very popular addition to hybrid fighting systems for mixed martial arts.
Jiu Jitsu at Oom Yung Doe
Oom Yung Doe teaches 8 complete martial arts as a single curriculum. This results in greater, more comprehensive development and richer self-defense skills. When we teach Jiu Jitsu students learn to use circular movements to throw your opponent off balance giving you the ability to take them to the ground. Through this, you learn to use their strength against them and how use the ground as a weapon. To practice this, students must first learn to be thrown without injury, which is done by practicing various rolling, gymnastic and tumbling techniques that build body control and core strength.
Jiu Jitsu is integral to our adult martial arts program, our teen martial arts program, and our children’s martial arts program.
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