jiu·​jit·​su jü-ˈjit-(ˌ)sü How to pronounce jiujitsu (audio)

less common spelling of jujitsu

: an art of weaponless fighting employing holds, throws, and paralyzing blows to subdue or disable an opponent

Examples of jiujitsu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is not the the first time Bündchen and her kids have spent time in Costa Rica with their jiujitsu instructor. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 26 Nov. 2023 Jeremy loved jiujitsu, soccer and playing the piano, Diaz said in the interview. Natalie Kainz, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 Having a big, determined lineman with jiujitsu skills doesn’t hurt. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2023 Ocon found a jiujitsu gym in Eagle Rock and began a journey that has left him at 6 feet 3, 287 pounds and starting at left offensive tackle and nose tackle for St. Francis while earning a scholarship to Colorado State. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2023 Taranto has to perform some rhetorical jiujitsu to preserve the humor of the premise. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 Zuckerberg — who has been practicing Brazilian jiujitsu for a year and was the heavy betting favorite in the hypothetical cage match — did not entirely close the book on a Musk battle, but advised his opponent to take it seriously. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 13 Aug. 2023 While Musk has been lifting weights, Zuckerberg is trained in jiujitsu and competed in his first tournament in May, winning gold and silver medals. Kimberly Nordyke, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Aug. 2023 In 2023, Zuckerberg began making decidedly different headlines with a new pastime: Brazilian jiujitsu. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 21 July 2023

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“Jiujitsu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jiujitsu. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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variant of jujitsu

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