eugenemcfadden wrote:I am a senior student under Mark Thomas sensei at Fudoshin jujitsu.
I think I know what you mean but my view is that Ju Jutsu itself was a 'gendai art' at some point - given how heavily the Japanese have borrowed from China and Korea. As it continues to evolve, I wonder how relevant the Koryu's are in modern times.So what we do is not in fact jujitsu at all
eugenemcfadden wrote:I also understand that what we take to be jujitsu is, in fact, a form of altered Judo that has been mixed with some other forms of wrestling, making it a gendai martial art as opposed to a traditional koryu. So what we do is not in fact jujitsu at all, which is a shame as I took it up because I was under the impression that it as a traditional Japanese art; not that this matters so much now.