Definition of ryu in English:

ryu

Line breaks: ryu
Pronunciation: /rɪˈuː
 
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noun (plural same or ryus)

A Japanese school or style of art: training schools, or ryu, encouraged children to engage in games stressing agility and balance there were some 400 different ryus, or sword-fighting styles, officially catalogued
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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