In Japanese the word Roku means "six" and the word Jutsu means "method". Roku Jutsu was created by Chris Harris in 1993 after taking the most practical and effective techniques from six different systems of martial arts and combining them. The goal was to develop a hybrid system of combatives designed for training law enforcement, the military, and elite.
To be adopted, each technique had to be practical in its use, simple to perform, and highly effective. The system contains six belts of rank with each belt containing ten techniques (60 total).
Chris Harris started training in martial arts as a child while living in Dayton, Ohio, in 1978. Since 1993, a private contractor, Harris has trained corporations, law enforcement, federal agencies, the military, and elite.
Harris has authored several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Defense and I Go Thru, and has produced several instructional videos. He is the inventor of several U.S. patented products related to personal safety and a U.S. military veteran.