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Jujitsu vs. Karate and Ninjitsu vs. Karate

What is the difference between Jujitsu and Karate?  What about Ninjitsu?

First of all, I would like to say that the three systems are like night and day.  Of course I am referring strictly to the techniques you learn and the approach to what it is that you are learning.  On the other hand, the Martial Arts as a whole promote the same things.  Before I move on, I would like to discuss what the similarities are.

  1. The Martial Arts are about growth and improvement of the total person
  2. Students learn all about respect.  Respect yourself, respect your teachers, respect your parents
  3. Learn to focus, improve your confidence and obtain a greater amount of self-esteem
  4. Finish! Getting a black belt in the Martial Arts is considered by many businesses to be a huge positive because it proves that the applicant finishes what he or she starts.
  5. The Martial Arts teach wholesome values and success skills
  6. Leadership. Each student gains the desire to become a confident leader in his or her life

After looking over this list, I guess it is necessary for me to compare the Martial Arts as a whole to other activities such as soccer, baseball, football, swimming, and any other sports.  I will make a point to do this comparison in my next blog post.  For now, I will maintain my focus and get back to Jujutsu / Ninjutsu vs. Karate.   (Note: The spellings can be changed from Jujitsu and Ninjitsu to Jiu-Jitsu, Jujutsu and Ninjutsu – I may change the spelling everyone once in a while just to change it up)

You say, “That is great Sensei Ryan, but how really is Jujitsu and Ninjitsu different from Karate?”  Let’s start with Jiu-Jitsu.

Jujitsu vs. Karate: Jujutsu is different from karate in that karate mainly teaches students punches and kicks.  Their system is almost 100% linear.  Most, if not all movements are performed in a solid, earthlike and static fashion.  In Karate you meet the opponents attack with your attack (a block) and then you attack your opponent.  In Jiu-Jitsu, you will do exactly the opposite.  The focus here is to use the opponents momentum against him.

Ninjitsu vs. Karate: Consider this, if you were a massive boulder (work with me here) what would you do.  Well, you wouldn’t move very much.  If anything made contact with you, it would most likely be damaged and you would be just fine.  If you rolled down a hill, you would roll in a straight line and everything would be destroyed in your path.  This is my assessment of Karate.  Effective and powerful but limited. However, what if you were the Pacific Ocean?  You would always be moving and always flowing.  At any moment you could flood an entire city.  Or what about the powerful wind?  To the naked eye you would not appear like much.  But when the time came, you could rip down buildings.  This is Ninjitsu.  Devastating like the ocean or wind, but calm and controlled when not provoked.  This is why Ninjutsu is reserved for our most advanced students who Want to learn it, and who are ready to learn it.

Please leave your comments below.  Everyone is welcome to post whether they agree or disagree with me.

Sensei Ryan

Champion Martial Arts

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