Jujutsu (also written jujitsu or jiu-jitsu) is a Japanese martial art that typically focuses on defense against attacks such as strikes, wrist grabs, chokes, bear hugs, and kicks. After avoiding the attack, the jujutsu practitioner applies a joint lock, strike, takedown, or throw.
The practice is systematic, starting with simple, safe techniques, and gradually getting more technical and advanced. However you spell it, jujitsu is useful for self-defense, great for cardio, and a terrific vehicle for personal development. At the James Martial Art Academy in San Diego, CA, we teach Kosho-Ryu Kenpo Jujutsu, Kajukenbo, and Kung-Fu. Kosho-Ryu was brought to the United States by James Masayoshi Mitose in 1936.
Kajukenbo was It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of Oahu, Hawaii by Adriano Directo Emperado who studied Kosho-Ryu and received his black belt from James Mitoes.