Definition of ryu in English:

ryu

Syllabification: ry·u
Pronunciation: /rēˈo͞o
 
/

noun (plural same or ryus)

A school or style in Japanese arts, especially in the martial arts.
More example sentences
  • Tamiya ryu is an earlier style than ours, but is considered to be part of our line of development.
  • I began to search for something deeper; this led me to look at several different jujutsu ryus, but none of them seem to fit what I looked for.
  • I have added the footwork that is used by the Shinkage ryu style of swordsmanship into the techniques taught in Aikido Yuishinkai.

Origin

Japanese.

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