Bujutsu translated means Warrior Art. Historically Bujutsu was the fighting arts of the warrior classes. Starting in the days of the Samurai in feudal Japan.
The warrior classes of Japan stem from the days of the Samurai when every technique had a practical application to protect the practitioner and his master. The word samurai comes from the Japanese verb saburau, which means "to serve as attendant". They preferred to be known as bushi meaning "armed gentry". These men were responsible for policing and defending vast estates of the noble classes.
Bujutsu does not refer to a specific style, but a collection of arts, each with a different point of view expressed by the individual Ryu or school. Bujutsu includes the study of both unarmed and armed techniques. The main principles are defence and counter attack.
Today Bujutsu is used as a collective term for the practical fighting systems of Japan. The Eastern England Bujutsu Association teaches modern Bujutsu as a compact practical martial art and self defence system.
The syllabus consists of over 150 techniques with strikes, kicks, blocks, throws, takedowns, locks and chokes. During its development stage all the techniques in the syllabus had to pass a pressure test. That is to say if a technique did not work under pressure it was dropped from the syllabus.