Jujitsu “joo-jit-sue” (also known as Jujutsu and Jiu-jitsu) is an ancient Japanese martial art which is often described as the mother of all Japanese martial arts as many other systems originated from Jujitsu, e.g. the founder of Judo (Jigoro Kano) was a Jujitsu master who saw the potential for a sport in Jujitsu and came up with Kodokan Judo. Aikido also stemmed from an old Jujitsu school.
Although Jujitsu has older roots, it is most commonly associated with the methods of unarmed combat which the Samurai would use in feudal Japan when they were disarmed in battle. To someone with no experience of Jujitsu it is best described as an “all round” martial art as it has everything that a lot of other arts have and much more – punching, kicking, throws, locks and joint manipulation, chokes, grappling and groundwork are all practiced in the art of Jujitsu.