Hi, Over the years, us English speakers have argued the toss over which is the most suitable name for the art of Japanese origin. I’d like help exploring each of these words to better understand the debate and come to a good conclusion. For those who are not martial arts orientated but are good with Japanese – or even native (one hopes), I’ll give a little more information to help everyone contextualise. The most used translations for the art are, “compliant techniques” and “gentle techniques”. The emesis is on using as little of your own energy as possible, and utilising that of your opponent. It is also the mother art of both judo and aikido. Jiu jitsu or ju jutsu?