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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 many other terms) to refer 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:

Application Description
Koppojutsu breaking bones
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.

Simple English

Taijutsu is a martial art that relies on speed and strength.


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