from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a related art, derived from judo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. same as jujutsu.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
Japanese jūjitsu : jū, soft; see judo + jitsu, arts (from Middle Chinese zhwit).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 柔術 (jūjutsu). (Wiktionary)