This post isn't really about military training it's about a funny conversation I had with a new student just this week. He had come in for a trial lesson and to see what we're all about. I won't mention names although i'm sure he wouldn't mind too much.
Anyway we were talking about knife defence and i mentioned how many people here had been in a situation where someone had pulled a knife on them and what that was like (myself included) etc . I asked him have you ever had something like that happen to you? (many people have) and he replied
"Yes, only last year as I was walking home when a car pulled up next to me and before I knew it I was surrounded by five guys that demanded my wallet. I thought about trying to fight back but then one of them pulled out a knife" and then he asked "what would you have done?"
I said "I think i would have used some military training on them "
He looked really interested so I continued
"My brother inlaw was in the Aust Infantry for over 20 years and once while talking he taught me the secret to solving any conflict with a superior officer" or in this case superior numbers and it's called "Yes Sir" as in "the next time someone pulls out a knife and demands your wallet just say ...Yes Sir.... and hand it over"
We both kinda laughed and kept talking about the classes etc, but in truth not a single thing that you own is worth dying for.
Keep that in mind the next time before you risk everything for very little.
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.