a Japanese system of wrestling in which knowledge of anatomy and the principle of leverage are applied so that the strength and weight of an opponent are used against him or her
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
An art of weaponless self-defense developed in Japan that uses throws, holds, and blows and derives added power from the attacker's own weight and strength.
Origin of jujitsuJapanese j&umacron;jutsu : j&umacron;, 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").