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#233611 - 02/26/06 05:21 AM Re: Soft technique? [Re: McSensei]
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Soft as in yielding like water or a willow. Not soft as in tofu.

Ummm, maybe it's soft like tofu but not brittle like tofu.... more like firm tofu, not the silken variety.

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#233612 - 02/27/06 06:34 AM Re: Soft technique? [Re: eyrie]
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It would help if you specified what kind of jujutsu you are learning.

Jujutsu is jujutsu because it utilizes grappling moves as opposed to kenpo/fist moves. You might have hard blocks in there but overall the idea is to use very little force to overcome an opponent who may be much stronger than you by using body mechanics against them.

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#233613 - 03/15/06 09:32 PM Re: Soft technique? [Re: ScottO]
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Quote:

In translation, Jiu Jitsu is a gentle art.




I don't disagree with you, but that is only one interpretation of the kanji relating to jujitsu. The one I prefer is ju (easy) jitsu (method). While everyone knows that one interpretation of "ju", it has half a dozen different meanings... as do many other Japanese words.

It explains a lot when you think of jujitsu in that manner, because there are a lot of techniques in jujitsu that I would hesitate to call "soft" or "gentle" in any way, shape, or form. Let me do any one of my 5 methods of doing sankyo on you, and you'll never call jujitsu a soft art again, because I can make it hurt in 5 different places using the same technique. How that's done is by method, not by "gentle"...

p.s. I've been doing jujitsu 43 years. It does get easier... not necessarily soft, but easier.

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#233614 - 03/16/06 06:57 PM Re: Soft technique? [Re: wristtwister]
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It wasn't meant to mean gentle or soft on the person receiving the technique. Gentle and soft as in the energy you use to perform them. Also on the mind. You're not as tense when doing an arm bar as your first class.

But yup, I agree in your post.
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#233615 - 03/19/06 11:28 AM Re: Soft technique? [Re: ScottO]
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Glad you agree. I don't think, however, that "easy method" indicates anything about "soft" or "gentle". It just means that it's the easy way to get the job done.

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