Great Jiu-Jitsu history article have posted an excellent article in their Jiu-Jitsu History series, entitled Birth on the Battlefield.

Detailing how Jujitsu started on the battlefields of ancient Japan, the article tells the story of how the samurai class was formed, and how they developed Jujitsu to be used alongside their swords and spears. There are also some cool videos in there showing some of the traditional techniques in action.

Without Jujitsu, there would be no BJJ, and probably no MMA! So have a read, and maybe learn a little something about the history of our beloved sport.


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