/dʒuˈdʒɪtsu / (say jooh'jitsooh)

a Japanese method of self-defence without weapons, in which one overcomes or disables one's opponent applying certain techniques and holds which use the opponent's own strength and weight against them.
Also, jiujitsu, jiujutsu, jujutsu. {Japanese jūjutsu: literally `gentle skill', from gentle + jutsu skill, art, science; both elements from Chinese}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • jujitsu — (n.) also ju jitsu, 1875, from Japanese jujutsu, from ju softness, gentleness (from Chinese jou soft, gentle ) + jutsu art, science, from Chinese shu, shut …   Etymology dictionary

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  • jujitsu — /jooh jit sooh/, n. a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by using the strength and weight of an adversary to disable him. Also, jiujitsu, jiujutsu, jujutsu. Cf. judo, karate. [1870 75; < Japn jujitsu,… …   Universalium

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  • jujitsu — Arte marcial en que se intenta dominar o incapacitar al rival aplicándole llaves y golpes paralizantes o arrojándolo al suelo. Comenzó a desarrollarse hacia el s. XVII entre los samurai, clase guerrera de Japón. Se trata de una forma despiadada… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • jujitsu — ju|jit|su [ dʒu dʒıt,su ] noun uncount a sport in which you fight with someone by hitting them and throwing them to the ground. Jujitsu is a martial art …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jujitsu —    (joo JIT soo) Japanese, from Chinese: soft technique] A system of hand to hand combat that developed in the 1500s, involving methods of kicking, hitting, throwing, etc., calculated to turn an opponent’s weight and strength against him. judo,… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • jujitsu — UK [dʒuːˈdʒɪtsuː] / US [dʒuˈdʒɪtˌsu] noun [uncountable] a sport in which you fight with someone by hitting them and throwing them to the ground. Jujitsu is a martial art …   English dictionary

  • jujitsu — also jujutsu or jiujitsu noun Etymology: Japanese jūjutsu, from jū weakness, gentleness + jutsu art, skill Date: 1875 an art of weaponless fighting employing holds, throws, and paralyzing blows to subdue or disable an opponent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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