This book provides a history of the Japanese martial art of ju jitsu as well as details on the different styles. Detailed step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs help readers learn the positions and fundamental techniques to properly throw, pin, and joint-lock their opponents. As the book progresses, the moves become more and more complex. Formal exercises encourage students to practice what they have learned, keep track of personal progress, and improve their mastery of the discipline. The book also includes a glossary, a further reading section with books and websites, and an index.