Definition of ju-jitsu in English:


Line breaks: ju-jitsu
Pronunciation: /dʒuːˈdʒɪtsuː
(also jiu-jitsu or ju-jutsu /-ˈjʌtsuː/)


[mass noun]
  • A Japanese system of unarmed combat and physical training. Compare with judo.
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    • The centre is used for ju-jitsu, judo, wing chun, bowls, dancing, a dog club, a car club, a playschool and by a majorette troupe.
    • The Chinese kempo and Japanese ju-jutsu differ materially in their methods.
    • In the martial art of ju-jitsu, the less powerful uses the strength of the aggressor to immobilize them.


Japanese jūjutsu, from 'gentle' + jutsu 'skill'.

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