Giles' jujutsu blog


Sporadic musings on a martial arts related theme.

Jigen Ryu Seminar

Review of a four day Jigen Ryu seminar held in Austria, May 2018.

Dentokan Jujutsu

A brief history of Dentokan Jujutsu in the UK

Daiwa Ryu Jujutsu — a traditional martial art?

How can a modern martial art be described as traditional?

Jujutsu, jujitsu — what's the difference?

A brief explanation of the proliferation of spellings for this martial art.

Itten No Hi

Concentrating on a single point of application.


Why spend all that time grabbing someone's wrist? Isn't it totally ineffective?


Some thoughts on receiving techniques.