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ju-jitsu

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

Definition of ju-jitsu in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A Japanese system of unarmed combat and physical training. Compare with judo.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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