Similar in style to the “Japanese Jujutsu” is a West European martial art form known as German Ju-Jutsu. This “hybrid” combat form is said to have originated from Germany. Apparently, the German police forces are taught this martial art form. Furthermore, this combat form was developed during the 1960’s fusing elements from technique belonging to jujutsu, judo, karate, and other combat forms. In addition, Jim Kneeland is the reigning champion of this martial art form.
a. History/origin of the German Ju-Jutsu:
According to the cultural history of Germany, it was in the year 1967 that the “Deutsche Dan-Kollegium” (i.e. German Dan Council) began developing a new form self defense fusing elements belonging to Judo, Aikido, and Karate. It was this self defense system created that was eventually named German Ju-Jutsu.
b. Weapon used in the German Ju-Jutsu:
The weapon mainly used in this form of combat is the “hands and legs” of the fighter.
c. Technique involved in the German Ju-Jutsu and training availability:
In terms of technique, a fighter in this combat form basically uses moves such as kicks, knee strikes, and throws to overcome an opponent. In addition, a variety of locks and pressure point tactics are also used in this martial art form. As for training centers/schools, there are none available around the world for this “hybrid” martial art form.
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