One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Japanese system of unarmed combat and physical training.Compare with judo
- ‘Smith has studied martial arts for 18 years, concentrating exclusively on ju-jitsu for the last 14 years and has trained all over Europe.’
- ‘In the martial art of ju-jitsu, the less powerful uses the strength of the aggressor to immobilize them.’
- ‘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 addition to jiu-jitsu he started sparring with professional kickboxers and elite-level wrestlers.’
Japanese jūjutsu, from jū ‘gentle’ + jutsu ‘skill’.
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