jujitsu

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 柔術 (jūjutsu じゅうじゅつ), from Middle Chinese (njuw "soft") + (ʑwit "technique").

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  • IPA(key): /ˌdʒuːˈdʒɪtsuː/
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Noun[edit]

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jujitsu (uncountable)

  1. A method of self-defence established in Japan emphasizing “” (soft or gentle) “jitsu” (art or technique). Japanese martial art that utilizes a large variety of techniques in defense against an opponent.
  2. Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a related art, derived from judo.

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