I was reading Gary K's forum regarding his philosophy that karate is still a "fighting art" and that above anything else, upon learning it, one should be able to fight. I know I'm paraphrasing here a bit, but please indulge me. He seems to see it as more of a "jutsu" practice than a "do." Personally, I find it is somewhere in the middle, but I applaud his (and Chip's) stance and practice regiment regarding how they believe the art should be.
My question/statement concerns jujitsu and related grappling arts. In my experience, it's almost the opposite of what Gary was espousing. Jujitus is a "jitsu" practice. It is a combat art designed to deal with confrontation from the beginning of one's training; and yet, there are those (the grandmaster of my style) who see it as more of a "do" practice. Maybe it's the lack of necessity to train for battle on a daily basis, or simply the evolution of all arts. Who knows for sure. The point is, just what is jujitsu to those of us who study it? Do or jitsu?