Jiu Jitsu, the martial art of the Japanese warrior class. Jiu Jitsu translates as the 'Gentle Art'. Gentle in this context refers to the fact that technique and not brute force is used to produce the desired result. As practiced today Jiu Jitsu is a complete martial art consisting of strikes, throws, pressure point manipulations, joint locks, chokes and strangulations, ground fighting techniques and small weapons..
It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Jiu Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training.