from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of jujitsu.
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- n. Alternative spelling of jujitsu.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Japanese art of self-defense without weapons, now widely used as a system of physical training. It depends for its efficiency largely upon the principle of making clever use of an opponent's strength, weight, and movements to disable or injure him, and by applying pressure so that his opposing movement will throw him out of balance, dislocate or break a joint, etc. It opposes knowledge and skill to brute strength, and demands an extensive practical knowledge of human anatomy.
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- 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
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I've been practicing and teaching martial arts for 45 years and currently hold an 8th degree black belt in jujutsu and a 5th degree in kenjutsu (the art of Japanese swordplay).
I’ve been practicing and teaching martial arts for 45 years and currently hold an 8th degree black belt in jujutsu and a 5th degree in kenjutsu (the art of Japanese swordplay).
These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it, and came to be known as jujutsu
There are a lot of popular misconceptions about jujutsu.
There's nothing like learning jujutsu from a chirrupy-voiced upperclass English lady, as seen in this classic video from 1931.
Labels: jujutsu, video posted by dubjay at 6:32 PM
Ann, by highlighting the Kennedy reference, I think you distract from the brilliant jujutsu of Obama's counter.
In the ultimate “take lemons and make lemonade” jujutsu move, Cheney has re-interpreted the Constitutional vagueness of the powers of his office as evidence that he is an entirely distinct branch of government.
A quick turn and the bull's right arm was locked beneath the right arm of his foe in a jujutsu hold that Tarzan had learned among civilized men -- a hold with which he might easily break the great bones, a hold that left the ape helpless.
His arm was entwined in Johnny's left in a jujutsu hold.