Jujutsu (柔術), or Taijutsuis a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon or
only a short weapon. The word jujutsu can be spelled as ju-jitsu/jujitsu, ju-jutsu.
"Jū" can be translated to mean "gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the
opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force. Jujutsu developed among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored
opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon.