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ju·jit·sualso ju·jut·su or jiu·jit·su or jiu·jut·su (jo͞o-jĭt′so͞o)
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.
[Japanese jūjutsu : jū, soft; see judo + jutsu, technique (from Early Middle Chinese ʑwit).]
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|Noun||1.||jujutsu - 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|
martial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
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jujutsu[dʒuːˈdʒɪtsʊ] N → jiu-jitsu m
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