Jujitsu and judo

Jujitsu and judo, a common history

Jujitsu and judo are two Japanese martial arts with common origins. It served as the basis for the creation of judo in the 19th century. Although both martial arts share similar techniques and basic principles, they have evolved differently over time. The history of judo is complex and inspired by many sources. However, the importance of jujitsu in judo remains ever-present.

Jujitsu is a martial art form focused on close combat techniques. It focuses on using the opponent’s strength against himself, using leverage, projection, strangulation and submission techniques. Judo was created from jujitsu in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. He sought to create a safer discipline for practitioners, while retaining the fundamental principles of jujitsu.

Jujitsu, essential to the high level practice of judo

The importance of jujitsu in judo can be seen on several levels. First, many jujitsu techniques have been incorporated into the judo repertoire. Jujitsu’s throwing, choking and submission techniques are used in judo. Many judo techniques have been adapted from jujitsu. Thus, the influence of this martial art on judo is evident in the way the techniques are taught and used.

In addition, jujitsu is often recommended for judo practitioners because it can improve their mastery of ground fighting techniques. Indeed, jujitsu emphasizes the practice of techniques that are less frequently used in judo. Typical examples are arm locks and ground fighting techniques. Judo practitioners who also practice jujitsu have a wider variety of techniques at their disposal, which can make them more versatile and effective on the tatami.

Finally, the practice of jujitsu can help judo practitioners better understand the fundamentals of their discipline. Jujitsu focuses on understanding the opponent’s weak points. As well as the ability to read the opponent’s movements and the ability to use his strength against himself. These principles are also important in judo, where practitioners seek to throw their opponent by using his own strength against him. Thus, the practice of jujitsu can help judo practitioners to apply the principles of their discipline more effectively.

Peter Paltchik jujitsu Paris judo tournament

A democratized practice

In conclusion, the importance of jujitsu in judo is evident in many ways. The techniques of this sport have been incorporated into the repertoire of judo. The practice of jujitsu can help judo practitioners to improve their mastery of close combat techniques. And the practice of jujitsu can help judo practitioners better understand the fundamentals of their sport.

Eventually, the practice of jujitsu became more common among high level judokas. After years of perfecting their standing techniques, jujitsu comes to teach them new ways to defeat their opponent. In recent years we see more and more big names of judo doing a training in Brazil. In this temple of jujitsu, thanks to training with specialists of the discipline, they become more complete athletes and difficult to defeat.

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