Very often one of the biggest stumbling blocks I come across when I explain this wonderful Universal Art is the name. The reaction I gave when I first heard about it was ‘Jin Shin What?’ And it took me at least two years into my studies to spell it correctly (joke…but actually no, true). There is also the subtletly of the pronunciation – continuous discussions in class which have brought up the differences.

For instance. When I first came across Jin Shin Jyutsu I discovered that it was pronounced as jin shin jitsu (jitsoo) – but subsequently I realised (or maybe it just took me 8 years to HEAR this bit of information in class, as often happens) that the pronunciation of Jin Shin Jyutsu as jin shin jitsu, or jin shin jutsu (jootsoo) have very different meanings indeed. As far as I understand it, Jitsu means Technique and Jutsu means Art.

So The Art of the Creator through the Man of Knowing and Compassion – Over the last 10 years I have observed that people call this Art different things depending on where they are at in their UNDERSTANDING of it. It’s very interesting. Not surprising that for a long time I called it just Jin Shin. Any comments on this?