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Origins of Ju-Jitsu

The origin of Ju-Jitsu is not clear, however the first publicly recognised Ju-Jitsu Ryu was formed by Takenouchi Hisamori in 1532 and consisted of techniques using a sword, Jo-Staff and Dagger as well as unarmed techniques. The Takenouchi Ryu may be regarded as the primal branch for the teaching of arts similar to that of…
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