Well here we are with our first on many blog entries to come. I thought i'd write a little about Ju jitsu and the various ways it can be spelt in english and how different spellings are often associated with different types of training..
Jujutsu is usally associated with old style Ju jitsu training from Japan it was on of the first ways that Europeans romanised the Japanese kanji for jujutsu, this is the way i prefer to spell it when I write about our Dojo's Self Defence or Weapons training.
Ju jitsu is also a common way of romanising and both Japanese and Brazillian Ju jitsu practioners use this spelling when writing about Jujutsu.
Jui jitsu is another way but more common with BJJ students when talking about their style of martial arts.
Judo some people (non training general public) use the term Judo for Jujutsu. This is not as wrong as it first seems and some old style jujutsu school also called their styles Judo a long time before the "Judo" that we know today came along.
JJJ is another term used for Japanese Ju Jutsu and is usually used in forums and posts to differenciate between Brazilian Ju Jutsu or BJJ as it's commonly called.
In most people minds ju jitsu is usually linked to throwing, joint locks, controls and arresting techniques. However a lot of old style Japanese Martial Arts also have striking and weapons training included as well and that where we fit in although our website is www.jujitsumelbourne.com.au/ this is mainly due to availability of domain names.