Is Jiu-Jitsu ACTUALLY A Gentle Art?

Is Jiu-Jitsu ACTUALLY A Gentle Art?

The say that jiu-jitsu is the “gentle art.”  What does that ACTUALLY mean? Is there anything truly gentle about wrestling people to the ground to strangle them or torque/hyper-extend their limbs? Why is jiu-jitsu called the gentle art when arguably it’s one of the...