Origin of jujitsuJapanese j?-jutsu, literally , soft art from j?, soft, pliant + jutsu, art
also ju·jut·su or jiu·jit·su or jiu·jut·su
Origin of jujitsuJapanese jūjutsu jū soft ; see judo . jutsu technique ( from Early Middle Chinese &zcurl;wit )
- A method of self-defence established in Japan emphasizing “jū” (soft or gentle) “jitsu” (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.
From Japanese 柔術 (jūjutsu じゅうじゅつ), from Middle Chinese 柔 (njuw "soft") + 術 (ʑwit "technique").