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  • Very few Chinks have ever even heard of jiu jitsu.

    Number Seventeen

  • In the end, though, I think Davis has too much firepower and just enough jiu jitsu to end Kelly's night.

    Five Ounces of Pain


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  • ..beyond fighting styles such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it can be used to mean taking a defensive posture when facing adversity to turn a negative into a positive.

    December 6, 2006