Definitions for jujitsudʒuˈdʒɪt su; -ˈdʒʌt-, -ˈdʒut-
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ju•jit•sudʒuˈdʒɪt su; -ˈdʒʌt-, -ˈdʒut-(n.)
a Japanese method of defending oneself without weapons by using the strength and weight of one's adversary to disable him or her.
Origin of jujitsu:
1870–75; < Japn
jujutsu, jujitsu, jiujitsu(noun)
a method of self-defense without weapons that was developed in China and Japan; holds and blows are supplemented by clever use of the attacker's own weight and strength
A method of self-defence established in Japan emphasizing u201Cju016Bu201D (soft or gentle) u201Cjitsuu201D (art or technique). Japanese martial art that utilizes a large variety of techniques in defense against an opponent.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a related art, derived from judo.
Origin: From 柔術.