Taijutsu 体術 (Body Skills)
This is a global term for classical Japanese martial arts movement used on the battlefield in ancient Japan and during the “Sengoku” warring-states period. Included are specific ways of positioning the body, attacking, receiving that lend itself to joint-locks, throws, chokes, striking and use of weapons. Taijutsu is the operating system of martial arts movement. At the West Los Angeles Dojo, taijutsu is practiced and refined through every aspect of the training, ranging from empty-hand through all the various weapons studied.