Taijutsu (体術), literally meaning "body skill" or "body art", is a term for Japanese martial arts techniques that rely on a set of body movements. Historically, the word taijutsu was often used interchangeably with jujutsu as well as Aikido and Ninjutsu and refers to a range of grappling skills.
Taijutsu is a form of traditional Japanese unarmed combat common to a plethora of arts utilized throughout main-land Japan's history. Contemporary belief misrepresents it as singularly applicable to the Takamatsuden arts; this is erroneous. Taijutsu is a generic term meaning 'body skills' and thus is not particular to one specific school.
A sample synthesis of taijutsu applications is as follows:
|Koshijutsu||Striking nerve points, muscles, knowledge of the human body, etc.|
|Taihenjutsu||Evasion, postures, ukemi (rolls/falling), etc.|
|Dakentaijutsu||Striking patterns, fist formations, conditioning, etc.|
|Jutaijutsu||Throws, joint locks, pins, etc.|
The meaning of the word "Taijutsu" means "Body skill" while Jutsu in Japanese means "Techniques" or "form."
On this site I feature Jujitsu,Taijutsu,Aikido and some Ninjutsu as primary arts. When the basics of these arts work together they serve as the base of Taijutsu.
Since Taijutsu is a general term for "body skills" it stands for throws and arts that teach grappling. Since I teach grappling arts here such as Jujitsu,Aikido,and Ninjutsu I feel it is safe to say this site a site of"Taijutsu","Grappling techniques."
Taijutsu as an individual art is a mixure of jujitsu, aikido, and many other grappling arts.
(NOTE: The Taijutsu page of this site is a mixture of Jujitsu, Aikido and Ninjutsu and isnt as specific as the other pages.)
Allso in addition to these I allso include the basics of others samurai arts such as building a bokken and some Kendo.
-Fumasu (Site Owner)
Read the home page to get an idea of this sites teaching. Then, check out the Aikido or Jujitsu page which are for beginners. If you watch the whole Aikido series and are dedicated please become a member of this site to access all pages.
Samurai is the term for the military nobility of pre-industreal Japan. "In Chinese, the character 侍 was originally a verb meaning to wait upon or accompany a person in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean "those who serve in close attendance to the nobility," the pronunciation in Japanese changing to saburai." According to Wilson, an early reference to the word Samurai appears in the kokinshu the first imperial anthology of poems, completed in the first part of the tenth century. By the end of the 12th century, saburai became synonymous with bushi almost entirely and the word was closely associated with the middle and upper echelons of the warrior class. The samurai followed a set of unwritten rules called the Bushido.